In 1988, a group of dedicated business and community leaders created the District 50 Education Foundation (now the Westminster Public Schools Foundation) to enhance education for students and staff of Westminster Public Schools. Outside fundraising was necessary, and still is, as education budgets keep getting cut.
Westminster Public Schools is a diverse community with students coming from all walks of life. A significant number of our children come from low-income families and some are even homeless. Many of our older students work 20 hours a week while still in school. We know their stories and are inspired by their perseverance. For some of these students, the challenges seem almost insurmountable, but we know that is not true. The Foundation, with the help of the community, changes lives.
The goals of the Foundation are:
- Enhance and enrich educational opportunities
- Support staff for innovative efforts
- Mobilize community support and encourage involvement
- Build community awareness of the Foundation
- Inspire parents, businesses and the local community to participate with the school district in enriching education through innovative means.
WPSF's mission is to create partnerships and programs to improve students’ achievements, encourage life-long learning, and build opportunities for a bright future for the students of Westminster Public Schools.
Our vision is to see every Westminster Public School student succeed!
Vision: We believe education is essential to each child’s development toward becoming a responsible and contributing adult.
Passion for Helping Kids: We believe all children are entitled to support from the community and to Board member investment in efforts that create that support.
Strength through Collaboration: We believe the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers operate as effective individuals who support and empower one another.
Integrity and Financial Stewardship: We believe community support of our programs is essential to our success and, in turn, we must be accountable to the community.
Partnerships: We believe Westminster Public Schools is an essential partnership in the success of our program.
Resourcefulness: We believe in leveraging our dollars and community partnerships for greatest impact.