Frequently Asked Questions

How is Conway Public Schools Foundation related to Conway Public Schools?

Conway Public Schools Foundation is a private nonprofit organization created to support Conway Public Schools teachers and students. We are led by a volunteer board of directors (including officers) and a part-time Executive Director paid by the foundation. The Foundation is not overseen by the district or school board and has no input into district operations or policy.

How does the Conway Public Schools Foundation work with the Conway Public Schools district to support Conway Public Schools teachers and students?

Our most visible program is the Classroom Impact Grants program, funded by the foundation’s endowment. Conway teachers apply for grants to be used in their classroom. The applications are reviewed (anonymously) by the foundation’s grants committee and are awarded in August before the school year begins. We also host the yearly Hall of Honor Gala to celebrate distinguished Conway Public Schools educators and alumni and friend(s) of the district (Nominated by community members on our website). This event highlights Conway Public Schools students as featured entertainment. We also recognize the Teacher of the Week (Nominated by parents, students, and peers on our website) to celebrate teachers nominated by their peers, students, and families. 

How does my financial support for Conway Public Schools Foundation support teachers and students?

Our Classroom Impact Grants and other programs are funded by generous private donations to our endowment and operating fund from supporters.

What are some specific ways donors may support Conway Public Schools Foundation?

In addition to gifts to the endowment, individuals and businesses may join our Community Partner Program. Conway Public Schools employee giving via payroll deduction is a great way for district employees to support the foundation. Brick sales for the Wampus Cat Courtyard and event sponsorships for Hall of Honor are also great ways to support the work of Conway Public Schools Foundation. For more information on ways to support the foundation, email Conway Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Marti Jones at [email protected]