Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between PTSA & the Foundation? Do they duplicate efforts?
Both are important partners for our schools, raising funds and enhancing the learning experience for our children, but the monies are applied very differently. The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) volunteers and raises money for activities to enhance your child’s experience at McPherson. The Foundation, working closely with McPherson Administration, provides long-term and annual, school funding for the Magnet focus (Math, Science and Technology) as the district does not provide enough funding for this special designation of our school.
Are there other ways to help the Foundation besides writing a check?
It truly “takes a village” to make McPherson Education Foundation as successful as we are. Please join our Monthly Meetings
We passed a school Bond in 2016, shouldn’t our schools have all the money they need?
No! Bond monies can ONLY be used for capital improvements for the High School. None of the bond money can be used for Middle or Elementary Schools.
Will my donation make a difference?
Absolutely! We hope that everyone will contribute. Some can afford to contribute more than others, but it means so much to know the whole community is providing support. Your donation does make a difference.