Mission of WEEFC
- To award enrichment grants for programming which falls outside of the annual school budget, as requested by administrators, teachers, and students, subject to School Committee approval
- To solicit tax-deductible donations on an annual basis for school enrichment programs in grades Pre-K-12
History of WEEFC
The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) was established by vote of Town Meeting in 1985 as a permanent sub-committee 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 sub-committee 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 consists of twelve members appointed by the School Committee, including a sitting member of the School Committee. WEEFC is responsible for fund raising, 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.