Education...the greatest equalizer of the conditions of men. - Horace Mann
Who We Are
• To provide resources to help enhance the quality of education in the El Dorado Public Schools;
• To support and stimulate innovation which fosters efforts to…
- enhance the learning environment,
- encourage effective instruction,
- challenge students,
- support faculty; and
• To nurture interaction between the schools and the community.
How We Function - Our Donors, Our Events, Our Volunteers
Dollars for PIE grants, scholarships, and awards are generated by earnings from endowed funds, by donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations and by fundraising events. Since 1989, PIE donors have made an impact of more than $3.8 million in contributions. Memorials have been established to honor former teachers and loved ones.
Mutual Benefit... It's what happens when schools and communities
work together to support learning.
How We Originated A Citizen - Led Initiative
Partners in Education—a 501(c)3 organization— was created in 1989 by a group of parents who believed that quality of life is directly linked to the quality of education provided. Their first funding priority was the Grants to Schools Program. Through this program, students experience innovative ventures outside the core curriculum which otherwise could not be funded.
What We've Done - Our Successes
The Grants to Schools Program remains PIE’s largest funding priority. Annually, 50 to 60 teachers receive grants, and hundreds of students benefit through the resulting purchase of materials for curriculum enhancement. Scholarships to graduates and grants and awards to other students have increased the Foundation’s reach to include all levels of funding for USD 490 students.
Board of Directors
Ken Clausing- President
Jonathan Craig- Vice President
Rod Blackburn - Treasurer
Janice Shaffer - Secretary
Bernie Spradling- Past President
USD 490 Superintendent
Executive Director of Fiscal &
Board of Education Representative
El Dorado High School
El Dorado Middle School
David and Sandra Adams
John and Michelle Banks
BG Products Inc.
Commerce BancShares Foundation
Ramon and Betty Criss
Ted and Barbara Dankert
Kelly and James Davidson
EHS Booster Club
El Dorado Charities Auxillary
HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining Co.
K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc.
Robert and Teresa Poe
David and Sindi Sundgren
Partners in Education Foundation • 124 West Central Ave. • El Dorado, KS 67042 • Phone: 316-322-4800 • FAX: 316-322-4801 • Copyright © 2014 El Dorado Public Schools. All Rights Reserved.