The Fort Smith Public Schools Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation created to enhance the quality of education in the Fort Smith Public Schools by providing the money necessary for programs not otherwise funded by the Fort Smith Public School District.
Building Foundations for the Future
Chances are . . . If you were asked to name people who most influenced your life . . . one would be a teacher.
It might be the “toughest sixth-grade teacher in the whole world” who through her structure and consistency wrapped up our first years in school and prepared you for your next educational milestones. Or . . .
You might think of the slightly eccentric high school English teacher, who through his instruction and encouragement gave your skills and ideas a confident voice.
The Fort Smith Public Schools Foundation, Inc. is a 501(3)c corporation, established to promote academic excellence and complement the programs of the Fort Smith Public School District.
It was endorsed by the Fort Smith Board of Education June 24, 1996 and subsequently received tax-exempt, non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service. It is the endeavor of the governing board to develop funds that will be used to improve the quality of education through: Teacher Enrichment, Student Enrichment, Instructional Grants, Continuing Education Scholarships and Recognition Programs.
Consider the framework of knowledge that your teachers helped you—and many others—attain. Your support will enhance learning in Fort Smith and impact the future.
FSPS Foundation, Inc. • P.O. Box 1932 • Fort Smith, AR 72902 • (479) 785-2501
2017 Applications due April 3
Super Grant for Innovative Instruction Application
Graduate Study Award Application
Tom Cooley Space Academy for Educators Application
Benny L. Gooden AASA Scholarship Application
2017 Applications due April 17
Instructional Mini-Grant Application
2015-2016 Board of Directors
Betsy Hayes, President
Patrick Jacobs, Vice President
Michael Jacimore, Treasurer
Erin Craig, Secretary
Debbie Andrews Kraus, Immediate Past President
Sen. Jake Files
Judge Mark Hewett
Samuel T. Sicard
Ken Wallace, M.D.
FSPS Board of Education
President, Chamber of Commerce
Director of Communication & Community Partnerships
Benny L. Gooden, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools