FAQs

We already pay taxes; why should we donate to the Karnes City ISD Education Foundation?
The Texas Constitution requires that the State of Texas provide an adequate education to its children with minimum standards. Regardless of proposed legislative changes being contemplated by the Texas Legislature or the Texas Supreme Court, we believe that there will continue to be a gap between the tax dollars available to fund an adequate education and the educational excellence that KCISD parents and citizens have come to expect.

How is the Foundation managed?
The Foundation is committed to annual audits and responsible Stewardship.  We have no paid staff and keep our costs at a minimum.  A good example is that our Silent Auction pays for the entire Gala celebration.

The Foundation is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors including business and community leaders, parents and alumni in the Karnes City community who are committed to our schools’ success. While the Foundation operates independently of Karnes City ISD, it shares a vision of educational excellence and student achievement. The corporation is organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation shall receive and disburse funds, property and gifts of any kind exclusively for the benefit of Karnes City Independent School District.

How does the Karnes City ISD Education Foundation benefit students?
The Foundation supports student programs, projects and initiatives that do not receive tax-based funding. It also promotes and recognizes academic excellence by students and innovative instruction by teachers and staff.

How are the Teacher’s Wishes Grant Funds dispersed?
Within our bylaws are specific rules and regulations for our educators to apply for grants. The scoring is done by a specific application process with set parameters such as: originality, student benefit, measurable goal setting, fund accountability, and how to measure success. All applications are assessed blindly by a Grant Review Committee and with the final approval by the entire board.

Who can participate in the Foundation?
Everyone—The Karnes City ISD Education Foundation is all of us – parents, teachers, businesses and community members – working together to give the children of our community every opportunity to reach their full potential. Incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), the Foundation