Projects and Initiatives
The Foundation is dedicated to using its funds per its mission statement. Over the years, several initiatives have been supported:
- A donation of $25,000 was provided for district technology needs, specifically 21st-century state-of-the-art classroom technology that included iPads, one-to-one initiatives, and other technology tools.
- Every school was provided with $2000 to be used at the discretion of the principal and staff to support student activities, recognition programs, assemblies, and field trips and to provide innovative materials for daily instruction and academic use.
- Since 2012, a sum of $15,000 has been provided for the Backpacks for Kids Program.
- Since 2012, the Foundation has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of our high schools.
- An amount of $350 has been given to the Anti-Bullying Project at Hillside Middle School.
- Foundation Trustees and Advisory Board members support the work of the Parma City School District staff members and provide them with a welcome back treat on Opening Day.
- Additionally, The Foundation is proud to provide funds as needed for other instructional needs not addressed in the school budget.
- The Foundation serves as the custodian for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) grant at Pleasant Valley Elementary School.
- The Foundation holds funds in escrow for several scholarships given annually to graduating seniors in the Parma City Schools: The James J. Higginbotham Scholarship, the Joseph J. Kortan Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), the Anthony Zielinski Memorial Scholarship ($1,200) and the State Road Elementary School Alumni Scholarship ($800).