In 1988, a group of dedicated business and community leaders created the District 50 Education Foundation (now the Westminster Public Schools Foundation) to enhance education for students and staff of Westminster Public Schools. Outside fundraising was necessary, and still is, as education budgets keep getting cut.
The WPS District has close to 10,000 students and includes Westminster, Federal Heights and portions of Denver and unincorporated Adams County. Students are served in 20 schools, including an Early Childhood Center, 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, one comprehensive high school, one alternative high school, one innovation school (Colorado STEM Academy), and one international school. The student body is diverse with 51% male and 49% female. A majority of students are Hispanic (77%). The Free and Reduced lunch count for the district is high with over 3/4 of the student population qualifying as low-income. The English Language Learner enrollment is 45%.
The goals of the Foundation are:
The Board developed a 2020 Strategic Vision Plan that seeks to build a stronger future of growth in the number of students positively impacted by the Foundation through enhanced opportunities in public education. It provides the overall direction to which the Foundation can assess and evaluate opportunities to serve more 100% of the board contributes financially to the Foundation.
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