To provide funds that benefit schools, faculty and students
Goals of the
To promote academic excellence in public education
To promote the interest of the community at large by improving the quality of public education
To encourage faculty development and create incentives for effective teaching
To support innovative ideas which enhance learning in and out of the classroom
How We Work
Step 1: School personnel wishing to request funds must seek the approval of the principal.

Step 2: The Principal then submits a request for the board to review suggested use of funds:

Supplementary classroom materials, field trips, motivational speakers and workshops, the development of innovative educational techniques, faculty development and incentives, in-service for staff, student support, principal’s discretionary funds to meet needs of individual children (when meeting the needs of an individual child will further the educational goals of many children).

of Directors
Chris Black
Jane Gamble
Justin Hancock
Jan Crawford
Kim Ford
Danette Humphrey
Amanda Esper
Julie Harris
Mark Whitlow, President
Janice Howard, Board of Education Representative
Donald Shively, Superintendent — ex officio
Angela Copeland, Financial Secretary — ex officio
Lisa Chappell, Secretary — ex officio

Contact Us

For more information about the Paducah Public Schools Foundation, please contact Superintendent of Schools, call Donald Shively at 270.444.5600 or email at lisa.chappell@paducah.kyschools.us.

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News & Events

Thank You for Playing with Us!

Paducah Public Schools Foundation hosted its 12th annual golf scramble on August 2, 2019 at Paxton Park, the biggest turnout yet, raising over $20,000 for its student programs. The PPS Foundation appreciates the support of Bacon Farmer Workman/Marcum Engineering,...

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Innovate Grant

In an effort to inspire all staff to become innovators in their service to youth, the Paducah Schools Foundation is proud to fund the latest Innovate Grants. We want to: Support you as an effective and inspiring teacher. Support innovative ideas which enhance learning...

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