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Our students were so excited to receive the furniture for our classrooms and flexible learning spaces. We have been pleasantly surprised with how our students have shown interest in the spaces. Our struggling first graders have completed more of their work when they are in the flex space with less distractions than in the classroom.

– Katie Hruskocy, Parkway Elementary 1st grade teacher, 2014 LEF Grant Recipient

History

Circa 1990 (and not unlike today), LISD Administrators were facing the challenge of financing quality, public education. So with the efforts of a core group of concerned citizens and key district personnel, the idea for an education foundation to support LISD was born. After extensive research by Dr. Janet Luttrell, who would become LEF’s first Executive Director, the education foundation concept was presented to LISD’s Board of Trustees where it received unanimous support. In 1990, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation was established as a public, non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax status and kicked off its Founding Donor Campaign raising 50% of its goal in just two months.

In 1990, then LISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michael Killian commented, “The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is designed to promote [LISD’s pursuit] of quality education at . . . [a level] that we just can’t [financially] do [on our own].” Twenty-seven years later, his words still ring true.

Mission

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation exists to enrich the quality of public education in the thirteen communities served by the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) and serves as a vehicle for securing private funding benefiting LISD teachers and students.

Purpose

The Foundation was created to support excellence in education by establishing and distributing supplemental funds in designated program areas and supporting priority projects identified by LISD for which tax dollars are not available. Funding does not replace or alter use of funds from traditional tax-base sources. All contributions stay in Lewisville ISD and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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LEF is governed by a 22-member Board of Trustees, who represent a cross-section of the communities served by Lewisville ISD, and recognize the importance of excellent public education. While district administrators serve as ex-officio board members, all voting members are independent of LISD.