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The Paxton Consolidated Schools Foundation was established to encourage, solicit and receive gifts for the benefit of the Paxton Consolidated Schools and its students and graduates and to use thouse charitable contributions to support current and emerging needs. It is an ideal way for alumni and other interested people to remember their school and community with a gift. The funds will help guarantee that the children of the Paxton community will continue to receive the quality education that the Paxton Schools are known for and continue to provide. The Foundation affirms and promotes the importance and assurance of better education with the Paxton Consolidated Schools. The Paxton Consolidated Schools Foundation is a Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation and an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. It is a separate organization that neither uses or replaces the school district's regular sources of tax revenue. Therefore, the Foundation will provide a vehicle for people to make tax-deductible gifts to support the Paxton Consolidated Schools for specific school betterment projects such as scholarships, teacher recognitions, material needs and student recognitions. Examples of allowed contributions include:
-Direct gifts of cash or securities
-Memorial gifts to honor relatives
-Deferred gifts through bequests, trusts, or life insrance policies
-Specail gifts to support a particular program designated by the donor
-Charitable remainder trusts that provide the donor with income during his/her lifetime
The foundation presently has 6 members on the Board of Directors. The current members and officers are: Cathy Fox - President, Leone Thompson - Vice President, Jennifer Peterson - Secretary, Lindly Thompson - Treasurer, Brenda Hahn - Member, Janet Heinrich - Member.
For more information regarding the Paxton Consolidated Schools Foundation contact any of the members or Superintendent Del Dack.
In November 2009, the community of Paxton voted in favor of a school bond allowing for a major construction project on the Paxton Consolidated School. There are four primary construction zones; 4 classrooms added to the East side of the school, Administrative offices added to the east of the existing kindergarten room including a new entrance and commons area, new cafeteria and band room on the north side of the school and a new gym, sped room and storage on the west side of the school. Since August of 2010, it has been quite busy, messy AND noisy at the school! It will all be worth it when construction is completed...August of 2011! It will be like a whole new school.
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