An employee campaign is conducted in the fall each year. District departments and campuses compete to see who can raise the most money to contribute to BEST. The campaign is an opportunity for employees to help each other.
Donations are used to generate and distribute resources to support and enrich education for all students in the Garland Independent School District through grants and scholarships. The BEST Foundation has provided over $900,000.00 for recipients of its Grants-To-Teachers, and School Site Grants.
Best Foundation Cash Machine
The 1st place department and campus campaign leaders who bring in the most money for the foundation are rewarded with 25 seconds in a money machine. They get to keep all they can grab!
"This funding can, will and DOES make a most significant change in a teacher’s life and classroom right here within our own district."
Employee Campaign 2012 “Up, Up, and Away With BEST”
The 2012 Employee campaign reinforced why our district is a “Recognized District”. Everyone just bands together to get the job done. In spite of the downturn in the economy and resources being tight the employees of Garland ISD continue to show their support and generosity towards making ours the BEST district to be in.
2012 Campaign Numbers
|Top Dollars Raised:||Sachse High School
Student Services - 1st Place
|Oracle- 2nd Place|
The 1st Place department and campus representative from each area won the opportunity to get in the Cash Cube for 25 seconds, and they got to keep all the cash they were able to grab.
100% Participation Campuses and Departments
- Div of Bus OP/Business Office
- Community Liaisons
- Div. of Educational Operations
- Elementary Ops-4/CSTs-6/Elem support Specialist-5
- Health Services
- Human Resources/sub office/Auxiliary
- Instructional Resource Center (IRC)
- Internal Audit
- Parent Enrichment/Volunteers
- PRE-6\Guidance & Counseling-6
- Special Ed
- Special Programs-3/Federal Prgms-16/Gifted&Talented-3
- Div. Student Services / Community Relations
- Student Services / Enrollment/Attendance/Translation/PAT/ Dyslexia
- Abbett Elementary
- Caldwell Elementary
- Carver Elementary
- Cisneros Pre-K
- Club Hill Elementary
- Cooper Elementary
- Dorsey Elementary
- Handley Elementary
- Herfurth Elementary
- Liberty Grove Elementary
- Luna Elementary
- Northlake Elementary
- Parsons Pre-K
- Pearson Elementary
- Roach Elementary
- Spring Creek Elementary
- Toler Elementaryy
- Vial Elementary
- Watson Technology Center
- Weaver Elementary
- Williams Elementary
- Brandenburg Middle School
- Houston Middle School
- Hudson Middle School
- Lyles Middle School
- Memorial Pathway
The BEST Education Foundation is proud to announce that 4,158 employees stepped up to contribute $100,702.13 for grants and scholarships for our staff and students. The Foundation has been able to increase it’s giving in all areas to the students and staff based on the overwhelming support of our people. In the past few years we have created new programs and scholarships in several areas to help meet the needs of our district.
The exemplary employee support not only helps to make our district stronger, but it also demonstrates to our supporting community business, alumni, and friends that Garland ISD is worthy of their financial support.