Partners in Education
2013 Partners in Education Luncheon
Monday, June 17 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Curtis Culwell Center
The BEST Foundation will recognize and thank district Partners in Education for their support for the students of Garland ISD....Event Details
The Partners in Education Committee originally began in 1983 as a goal of the late GISD Board member, Jim Burns. The central goal of PIE is to get businesses and community groups to partner with schools and provide support through tutoring or mentoring students, donating supplies and materials, or providing in-kind services, such as printing or computer training. There are three types of partnerships:
- Individual Campus Partner
- Multi-Campus Partner
- District-Wide Partner
To date, about 250 partners currently serve as Partners in Education.
Equally important to successful schools is the role of the family in the day-to-day lives of students. Businesses are encouraged to support their parenting employees by allowing employees time to volunteer in schools, attend parent/teacher conferences, or even offering parenting seminars during the day.
Our business Partners recognize that investing in public schools is an investment in the future of our community. If anybody has ever wondered what the most valuable commodity is to a child, the answer is TIME. During the an average school year our partners and volunteers reported over 380,000 hours of community service to our students.
As part of our school-business partnership team, we consider your contribution to the welfare of our children to be an invaluable tool to increase academic achievement.
Partners in Education Mission Statement
BEST Partners in Education will serve as a vital link between the
Garland Independent School District and the business community to
provide a quality education for all students,
In A Way That:
- Ensures education is a community priority,
- Fosters collaboration and communication between business and
education regarding the needs of each,
- Coordinates existing efforts to maximize business, parental, student,
and community involvement,
- Works to ensure a relevant curriculum for all students,
- Uses business expertise to increase the professional growth
of teachers and other staff,
- Increases employer awareness of parent-employee and student -
- Provides time, resources, and/or programs to motivate and
- Increases company and employee participation at the campus level,
- Encourages students to excel by creating recognition / incentive
programs for student achievement,
- The coordinated efforts of business, community, educators, and
parents will produce students prepared to meet the work force
needs of business, the academic requirements of higher education,
and the responsibilities of citizenship, resulting in greater economic
growth and improved quality of life for our community.