The Scotland County School Foundation fund was established on December 21 2015 with a mission to provide educational opportunities to the students, teachers, and staff of the Scotland County R-1 School District, beyond those that can be provided by the district itself, and to promote and encourage the highest standards of educational excellence and achievement. It is the vision of the Foundation to provide resources for innovation and educational opportunities through sustainable community investment and continue to build a legacy of excellence at the Scotland County R-I District.

Funds for the Foundation come from fundraisers such as letter writing campaigns, staffing the snack stand at both the Elementary Basketball Tournament and the Elementary Track meet. Donations to the Foundation, which is a 501 C3, are tax deductible. This is a wonderful way to honor past graduates or to leave a legacy from your graduating class.

The Foundation has provided a total of $2736.15 in classroom grants to 14 Scotland County teachers just this year in both the high school and the elementary school. We have purchased new buzzers for the Campus Bowl team, helped raise funds for the band trip to Washington D.C. last summer, provided five students with grants to pay for dual credit classes in the high school, helped raise funds for the soon to be all weather track, and provided for assistance to technology in SCR-1 for this year. We presently have a fund for Dual Credit, Scholarships, Technology, and a General Fund. You may state which fund you would like your contribution to go to, or you may just add to our general fund.

Our meetings are held from 12:00- 1:00 on the second Monday of each month at the Baptist Church. Please feel free to attend or contact one of our board members with questions or how to contribute to the SCR-1 Foundation. This is a way your funds can go directly to the students of SCR-1 –the future of our county.

Board members are: Ellen Aylward, Dr. Harlo Donalson, George Koontz, Rhonda McBee, Ryan Bergeson, Heliene Tobler, Fred Clapp, and Julie Clapp. Please contact any board member if you wish more information.