The 2016-17 campaign was able to raise enough funds to support three part time teachers to reduce class sizes for the 2017-18 school year. Our goal for fundraising this year, is to raise enough funds to hire FIVE part time teachers for the 2018-19 school year.
Remember, smaller class sizes have a direct correlation with the following:
As you may have recently read in local media publications, education funding continues to be a focus. Additional resources provided by the State and County will be invested in teacher retention and professional development. Current funding levels will not enable any meaningful reductions in class sizes in Cobb County in the coming years. In fact, we received our Cobb County teacher allotment for next year and Walton will not be receiving any additional teachers.
The part-time teachers hired by the Foundation lowered class sizes in language arts, math and science. This has increased the effectiveness and frequency of writing assignments, classroom discussions, oral presentations, and science labs.
Consider the benefit of smaller class sizes for your student. There are few investments where your donation could have as direct an impact on your student's future. Please join us today by "Giving our Students a Strong Foundation."
ENRICH - ENHANCE - PREPARE - SUCCEED