The goal of the ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Partners for Education program is to utilize school-community partnerships in order to expand learning opportunities and experiences for students and to support school needs.
Why partner with the ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ?
- Developing communication between the school district and the community supports both schools and partners in meeting their goals.
- The entire ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ community benefits when we invest in the next generation of leaders.
- Aligning partner expertise, skills, and resources enriches curriculum and enhances learning experiences for students.
- Students are better able to connect learning to real-world applications.
Interested in learning whether your organization might be a good fit to partner withÌý²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ? Explore the program and partnership categoriesÌýbelow. Questions? Please contact Leadership and Learning Facilitator Kim RiceÌýat email@example.com, or Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Jessica Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org.ÌýÌý
Who can be a ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Partner for Education?
Any business, civic organization, faith-based group, nonprofit organization, or public-service organization in the Omaha metro can apply to be a partner.
Can I choose to partner with any school in the district?
Partner applicants may select a school or schools, or we will match them with a school seeking a partnership. Applicants may also choose to partner with all district schools as needed.
What happens after I submit my application form?
Applicants will be contacted by a school Partners for Education liaison or by the district based on your application preferences. All applications are subject to approval by the ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ.
What makes a successful partnership?
The pillars of a successful partnership agreement include:
- Relationship building
- Two-way communication
- Alignment of school goals with partner goals
- Diversity among community partners
- Showing appreciation and reciprocity
- Effective prioritization of community partnerships
- Evaluation of partnership outcomes/effectiveness
What is the time commitment and expectation for partners?
Partners are asked to be available for one face-to-face meeting per year with the building liaison. Liaisons will also contact partners mid-year to determine if the partnership is meeting the expectations of both the school and the partner.
How are partners acknowledged?
All partners will have their name displayed prominently in district approved signage at their partner schools. Partners may also be recognized in school newsletters, building marquees, at school events, and in social media as well as other forms of acknowledgement on an individual school basis.
What can schools do for partners?
As a part of the partnership agreement, schools may provide staff and/or student volunteer opportunities, community service, student performances or artwork, or other forms of reciprocal giving as coordinated by the liaison and the partner.
Ready to become a partner?
Click to apply. A school Partners for Education liaison will contact you to discuss your proposed partnership plan.
Review the Partners for Education Categories and select theÌýcategory that best describes the type of partnership you are seeking. You may choose to be a partner in more than one category. Ready to apply? Click to apply.
SupportÌýPartnersÌýprovide in-kind and financial donations to schools. Examples of Support Partnerships include:
- Family Dine-Out Nights
- Staff Supply or Meal Donations
- Incentive Rewards for Student Success
Academic Partners are directly tied to expanding student learning experiences or opportunities. Examples of Academic Partnerships include:
- Volunteering and Community Service
- Career Day Visits
- Internships and Job Shadowing
District Legacy Partners
District Legacy Partners are on-going, multi-year partnerships created in collaboration with the school district and the donor. Legacy partners are seeking to create a district-wide impact through their gift.