South Lyon Community Schools Announces New Educational Foundation
SOUTH LYON, Mich. - South Lyon Community Schools (SLCS), whose mission is to provide the highest quality educational process, has announced the formation of the South Lyon Educational Foundation (SLEF) to augment and enhance educational programming within the district.
Through planned giving efforts, teacher grants, scholarships, and fundraising events, the South Lyon Educational Foundation (SLEF) seeks to have a positive impact on the current generation of students who make up South Lyon Schools, as well as those who will follow.
“The South Lyon school district is one of the lowest funded districts in the state,” said Dr. Michael Lloyd, president, South Lyon Educational Foundation. “The existence of this foundation will ensure our students get the proper funding they need outside of the district’s ability to provide.”
The foundation came together in early 2017 when SLCS superintendent, Melissa Baker, realized there was a need for additional educational funding. The call went out for volunteers and, in short order, a board of directors was formed and the foundation became a reality.
“This foundation will truly be a grassroots effort to help our kids,” said Baker. “After seeing how neighboring districts supplement existing funds to boost opportunities for their students, it became quite obvious the absence of one in SLCS had to be rectified.”
The South Lyon Educational Foundation has already begun to put funds toward this initiative by awarding Star Awards to deserving personnel in the district. These certificates recognize teachers and front office staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure South Lyon students get the attention they need to thrive in a learning environment.
These awards will be handed out to deserving personnel throughout the 2017-18 school year.