Since 1995, the district"s Partners In Education program has allowed businesses and organizations to make significant contributions to our schools by donating time, expertise, materials and funds. Partners in Education is a cooperative agreement between a business or an organization with a school or schools. The partnership is a two-way street. The community partner contributes to the welfare of the school, its students, and its staff. Typical areas of service include dedicating time, materials, and financial resources to benefit the school. Schools also contribute by providing the talents of students and staff to give their Partner recognition and other services.
Partners In Education recognize the important role they have in our schools. We are grateful for the priceless contributions they make to our students and staff members. Each spring, the district recognizes an outstanding volunteer, as well as a Partner In Education who goes above and beyond to support a school.
Research shows that partnerships:
Foster a better understanding of the school system and its programs
Improve quality of life and community stability
Extend learning opportunities for all
Who can participate?
All types of businesses; examples include utility companies, production plants, banks, restaurants, real estate agencies, and retail stores
Civic clubs and other service and volunteer organizations as well as faith-based organizations
The Partners in Education Mission
The quality and well-being of a public school system are key factors in the economic growth and the future of a community. Strong partnerships between local schools and businesses and community groups can help ensure that Wayne County Public Schools are the best that they can be.