Our Origins: The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust (BEST) was founded in 1996 by two Boxford parents who had a long-term vision to bring greater technology and innovation to our public schools. Since that time, BEST has donated over $750,000 to Boxford elementary schools. In the last 6 years, BEST funded an average of $31,000 per year in grants to teachers and staff.
Our Organization: BEST is an all –volunteer, non-profit (501(c)(3) organization, one of two parental support groups at our elementary schools in Boxford. BEST functions like a charitable foundation. We raise private funds from individuals, families, foundations or local businesses that are re-distributed to our schools via a grant application process.
Our Mission: BEST’s mission is to foster excellence in our public schools by providing grants to teachers and staff that help inaugurate longer-term elementary school initiatives and support innovative teaching techniques, tools, professional development or teaching strategies that create substantive positive improvement in our schools.
Our Team: Our board consists of elementary school parents who are interested in getting more involved with the educational process at their child’s school. No prior board experience is needed.