It all started when...
The Moreland Educational Foundation was founded in August of 1993 as the legal successor to the Payne Educational Foundation, founded in August of 1992. MEF was initially created to assist the Moreland School District when shortfalls in state funding threatened to reduce programming district wide.
In early years, the focus of the foundation was on maintaining the band and orchestra programs, reducing class sizes, and saving after school sports programs. In more recent years with increased state funding to the district MEF has focused on enrichment by supporting innovative teaching, technology, arts programs, and community building activities.
MEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID # 77-0339357
Our Goals & Purpose
To provide general financial support for Moreland District Schools, whenever in the judgment of the Directors of this Foundation, funding from public sources is inadequate to provide and maintain consistently high quality educational opportunities, facilities and resources for children of our District.
To assist in the funding for development of new educational programs, which promise significant contributions to the education of Moreland School District students.
To provide funding for programs normally provided by Moreland District Schools for which public funding is, for any reason, inadequate or unavailable.
To purchase or contribute special equipment to Moreland District Schools, or to replace existing equipment for which funding is not available.
The Moreland Educational Foundation Belief Statement: (Adopted 2005)
The Moreland Educational Foundation believes in preparing the children of our community for their future by providing them the best educational opportunities possible. We believe that the exceptional teachers and district staff deserve our support to make our schools exemplary. The
Moreland Educational Foundation and our greater community have the power to promote active engagement, exhibit passion and caring for children, and set the highest standards for achievement so that a Moreland education becomes a child’s greatest asset.
The Moreland Educational Foundation Mission Statement: (adopted 1995)
We will contribute our talents and develop resources to support the educational mission of the Moreland School District.