ERIC Number: ED239347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Adopt a School.
Buena Park Elementary School District, CA.
The Carl E. Gilbert School (Buena Park, California) was officially "adopted" by Kraft Foods, Incorporated, in November 1982, creating a community partnership between business and education. Fifty-two Kraft employees volunteered to donate their time for 1 hour a week to help teachers of the kindergarten through the sixth grade. They assisted by working with individuals or small groups of students; by listening to children read; and by assisting with mathematics, computers, physical education, and art. While the program is concerned mainly with people, not dollars, a true partnership and community effort was evidenced when the student council, Parent Teacher's Organization, and Kraft Foods all donated money to provide a marquee for the front of the school. According to a school program evaluation survey conducted in May 1983, the Adopt-A-School Program was the only school-level service which received a 100% positive response in the "high" rating column. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Buena Park Elementary School District, CA.