Mission & Purpose

Mission | Purpose | Standards | Exemplars

of the

New Paltz Central School District Foundation for Student Enhancement

The New Paltz Education Foundation for Student Enhancement (Foundation) is a not-for- profit organization dedicated to the students and community of the New Paltz Central School District (District). The mission and purpose of the Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities and to assure success for all students within the district by being a pillar of support and encouragement for:

  • innovative programs that enable all students to be successful.
  • pupils at all levels in their academic career.
  • professional endeavors of excellence on the part of faculty and staff that enable all children to learn and be successful.
  • projects that improve and enhance learning.
It is not the intent of the Foundation to displace or supplant current district programs and initiatives or to provide supplemental funding that is the rightful responsibility of the community. It is the aim of the Foundation to provide inspiration and advocacy for excellence in the district. It is our goal to support student enhancement through encouragement, guidance, collaboration, and funding.

Our Standards:

Program: The Foundation endeavors to accelerate educational improvement and student learning and success by:

  • supporting and funding innovative and inventive instructional programs that meet the learning needs of today’s students and,
  • supporting the mission and guiding principles of the district.Exemplars: [Including, but not limited to …]
    • internship and field study programs that provide students with real-world experience, use technology to its fullest intent, and promote excellence of learning.
    • curricular programs that use innovative instructional techniques that have potential for integration into the regular program.
    • co-curricular programs that are designed and intended to provide enrichment and enhancement for all students and supplement the school program.

Pupils: The Foundation supports student initiative and learning potential by:

  • funding unique student projects,
  • community action enterprises, and
  • other student-led and student-centered programs.Exemplars: [Including, but not limited to …]
    • a student project to work with younger, or older students or community members, e.g. technology support, reading initiatives, etc.
    • school clubs and associations that provide equity and excellence for all students in areas that are not currently available.
    • field trips and extended learning experiences that will assure participation of all students.
    • excellence of education and learning awards and recognitions.
    • family “school nights” and education enrichment evenings.

Professional Enrichment: The Foundation supports and encourages faculty and staff initiatives for professional improvement and innovation that assure learning success and achievement for all students.

  • Exemplars: [Including, but not limited to …]
    • a student project to work with younger, or older students or community members, e.g. technology support, reading initiatives, etc.
    • school clubs and associations that provide equity and excellence for all students in areas that are not currently available.
    • field trips and extended learning experiences that will assure participation of all students.
    • excellence of education and learning awards and recognitions.
    • family “school nights” and education enrichment evenings.

Projects: The Foundation supports targeted projects and unique initiatives that enrich and enhance ongoing programs by providing needed equipment, training, and peripheral materials.

  • Exemplars: [Including, but not limited to …]
    • special and unique science laboratory equipment that enrich the learning experience for all students.
    • classroom instructional materials that supplement and provide enrichment for the curriculum and enhanced learning experiences for all students. [e.g. cameras, editing software, computer programs, acoustic supplements, etc.]
    • teacher education and training to use specialized classroom technology that will improve learning for all students.
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