WEEFC, a subcommittee of the Weston School Committee, funds grants submitted by teachers, administrators and students for pre-K-12 enrichment programming that falls outside of the annual school budget. The board solicits tax-deductible donations from the community throughout the school year.
What’s the difference between WEEFC and the Weston Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)?
Ways to Give
- Donate via My School Bucks
- Donate via Venmo (@WEEFC-Weston) use QR code below
- Donate via check (made payable to the “Town of Weston – WEEFC” and mailed to WEEFC, 89 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493). For donor-advised funds or a corporate matching program, WEEFC’s EIN is 04-6001360.
- Buy a Star Award for a teacher or administrator
Types of Grants
- Grants include math, science, technology, performing/visual/creative arts, social emotional learning, and physical education
- Grants fund programming, equipment and supplies to support innovation in the classroom
- Project grants for larger expenditures that advance system-wide goals
- Grants to support professional development for teachers and administrators
History of WEEFC
The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) was established by vote of Town Meeting in 1985 as a permanent subcommittee of the Weston School Committee. In anticipation of budget constraints following the passage of Proposition 2 1/2 in Massachusetts, Weston resident, Ed Taff, proposed a charitable foundation to receive tax-deductible contributions for the enrichment of the town’s public school programs. Unlike many other towns with similar educational foundations, WEEFC’s status as a subcommittee of the School Committee ensures that the programs funded are compatible with the district’s curriculum and educational standards. This oversight also ensures that only programs that cannot be funded by the district’s operating budget are approved.
WEEFC board members are appointed by the School Committee and include a sitting member of the School Committee. WEEFC is responsible for fundraising, soliciting grant applications and the initial review of the proposals. The Assistant Superintendent must approve all applications before recommending them to the School Committee for final approval. Proposals are reviewed at each of the School Committee’s regular business meetings.
Weston Public Schools are indeed fortunate to have the generous support of its community. WEEFC’s growth in both funding and participation over the years has resulted in significant enrichment throughout the district in every facet of education and at every level of teaching and learning.
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