On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the Board of Education approved a Marshfield Education Foundation Field of Interest Agreement with the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. The purpose of the Education Foundation is to allow donors to designate funds for items that are not traditionally supported by the operational budget. This fund will promote and foster other types of educational endeavors in alignment with the District’s overall goals mission, and objectives. By donating through the Marshfield Area Community Foundation and not directly to the School District, donors are eligible for specific tax benefits.
An oversight committee comprised of the Superintendent, Business Director, officer of the school board and a community member at-large will periodically review donations received to determine whether a contribution being offered is with the guidelines established. The guidelines support funding to meet one or more of the following objectives: innovation in the classroom, strategies that support best instructional practices, support for auxiliary education services, student financial support, professional leadership and recognition, academic enrichment, specific program support or facility support.
Prohibitions and Disclaimer
Under no circumstances is a web site to be used for commercial purposes, advertising, political lobbying, or to provide financial gains for any individual. Included in this prohibition is the fact no web pages contained on the District's web site may: (1) include statements or other items that support or oppose a candidate for public office, the investigation, prosecution or recall of a public official, or passage of a tax levy or bond issue; (2) link to a web site of another organization if the other web site includes such a message; or (3) communicate information that supports or opposes any labor organization or any action by, on behalf of, or against any labor organization. Nothing h shall prevent the District from linking the District's web site to recognized news/media outlets (e.g., local newspapers' web sites, local television stations' web sites). Any site link that violates these provisions of District policy, either intentionally or unintentionally, will be removed as a link from the District website for a period of not less than 6 months.
Furthermore, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability (“Protected Classes”). Any site link that violates these provisions of District policy, either intentionally or unintentionally, will be be removed as link from the District website permanently.
The District makes no guarantees about legitimacy of any information contained within any link to an outside source from the District Website nor does the District promote action or inaction based on the content of any web link.