ROISD Education Foundation Board of Directors is Accepting Applications!

The Red Oak ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors is looking for qualified applicants!  Director positions are open to citizens and/or business owners that want to contribute to Red Oak ISD by serving with the Red Oak Education Foundation and bringing awareness as well as resources to their purpose and mission. The Red Oak ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic organization of citizens; shares a vision of enhancing education in Red Oak ISD; works to increase private support for educational activities in Red Oak ISD; benefits Red Oak ISD students and staff by supporting activities not funded by tax dollars; fosters innovative and creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement; awards Foundation funds through a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and educational leaders; reserves funds for and makes an effort to grow an endowment to ensure the future stability of the Foundation.
 
The Red Oak ISD Education Foundation was created to support the educational programs for both the students and staff of the Red Oak Independent School District.  The Foundation provides funds for educational programs and activities which are not funded by the normal operating budget.  These funds are used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, business and civic organizations.

Role of Directors
Foundation directors should have a genuine interest in the mission and goals of the Foundation and be willing to use personal time, influence and specialized or professional knowledge for the benefit of the students and staff that will be supported through the Foundation’s work.

Responsibilities of Directors
Serve as ambassadors of good will for the Foundation and carry the Foundation message to groups or individuals.
 
Accept positions of responsibility in the Foundation and assist in the enlistment of volunteers as needed to carry out the work of the Foundation. Directors as asked to serve on committee and be prepared to report on committee activity at each board meeting.
 
Cultivate and solicit prospects for charitable giving within the mission and goals established for the Foundation.
 
Assist in evaluating applications submitted to the Foundation board and in recommending grant awards.
 
Attend meetings regularly to insure effective functioning of the Foundation.  The board usually meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Education Foundation office at the Career and Tech building.  There are ten regular scheduled meetings a year. (There are a few exceptions with the 1st Tuesday due to scheduling.)
 
Board members should be influential outstanding citizens, exemplary in business, community, and education service, and of the highest moral character and ethical standards.  Due to the close relationship between the Foundation and the Red Oak ISD, it is imperative that the Board Members are compatible with Red Oak ISD policies, goals, operations, and administrative staff.
 
Board members will be expected to make a personal contribution to the ROISD Education Foundation (minimum amount not required).
 
Board members should serve on one standing committee and participate on at least one event committee.

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* 1. Please complete contact information:

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* 2. Additional Phone Contact (Cell, business, etc.)

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* 3. Shirt Size (All Directors get an amazing ROISD EF Director Shirt!)

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* 4. Person we would contact in case of an emergency and their phone number:

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* 5. Employment Information

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* 6. Children / Student Information (if applicable):

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* 7. Please list Boards and Committees that you serve on, or have served on (business, civic, community, fraternal, political, professional, recreational, religious, and social).  Prior service is NOT a requirement
to  be a Director.

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* 8. Why are you interested in being a Director for the Red Oak ISD Education Foundation and how can you contribute to the Foundation's purposse? What do you hope to gain by participating as a Director?

Please ask a non-family member to submit one letter of recommendation on your behalf to Karen Anderson at karen.anderson@redoakisd.org or mail to:
Karen Anderson
ROISD Education Foundation
PO Box 9000
Red Oak, TX  75154

If you have any questions about this requirement, please call Karen at 972-345-4021 or 972-617-4320.  An email can be submitted as well to the above email address.

Thank you for your time in completing this application. We appreciate your interest in our school district and the Red Oak ISD Education Foundation!  We will be adding Directors throughout the year as needed.  The current board consists of 18 Directors that is comprised of local business owners, citizens, and parents. We welcome anyone who wants to work with us and promote all the amazing things in Red Oak ISD to apply!

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