Funds are disbursed to students and their families in times of special need to minimize the impact on the students and keep them in school. Great importance has been placed on flexibility with the ISD Foundation having control of the fund. When the Foundation approves a disbursement, checks are sent within 48 hours so immediate action can be taken to assist the student in need and get them back in school, ready to learn.
The fund helps students in many ways. Here are just a few examples:
A student needing instructional aid and a safe place to go after school received tuition assistance for an after-school program.
The family of an Independence student received financial assistance to have electrical services restored to their home.
A student suffering from a cardiovascular ailment received assistance with past-due medical bills.
Bus fare assistance was provided for a student in need of reliable transportation because mother couldn’t afford a car and had medical problems that prevented her from driving.