PARTNERS AT WORK
Henderson Community Education Partnerships
Community Education Advisory Board (CEAB)
The City has partnered with the community to articulate a vision for education in Henderson and improve student outcomes. The committee's focus will be on increasing academic performance, neighborhood integration, wraparound student support, and community involvement as well as strengthening relationships between schools and educational partners and ensuring that Henderson is focusing on all educational opportunity areas.
The Public Education Foundation
The City has partnered with The Public Education Foundation to promote investing in schools that serve Henderson residents. The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership.
The City recognizes the of our youth and provides many programs for Early Childhood development (such as ABC ETC., Little Learners, Camp View Time), Youth programs (including Kids Zone, Safekey, On the Edge, Summer Fun) and Teen programs (such as Teen Scene, Teen Ventures, Teen Zone and Teens-N-Training). Many of these programs occur before and after school and help support achievement outcomes.
School Site Planning
The City has a long, rich history of partnering with developers to identify future school sites in their master-planned communities. In many cases, these sites are set aside or assembled for future development by the school district.
Keeping Children Safe
The City provides crossing guard services at various elementary schools to help children, who walk or bicycle to school, safely cross the street at key locations. The guards also help children develop the skills to cross streets safely at all times.
Improving Our Schools
The City, through its Redevelopment Agency, sets aside 18% of its property tax collections within the agency boundaries to assist schools in and around our City's redevelopment areas.
In 2004, alarmed about the startling statistics on childhood literacy, the Mayor and Council of the City of Henderson pledged community support to help educators and families help children to read. The APPLE (All People Promoting Literacy Efforts) Partnership was formed and included the Mayor, parents, teachers, principals and city representatives to promote literacy efforts in the community.
Shared Facility Usage
The City has partnered with the Clark County School District to allow the sharing of facilities to accommodate school and community needs. This partnership allows usage of municipal pools, parks and facilities to help support and expand educational and recreation activities for students.
How can you help?
Get Involved Today!
Join our mailing list
Volunteer at you local school
Enroll in the School-Community Partnership program through CCSD
Support local schools through The Public Education Foundation
Your Donations are Tax Deductible:
The Public Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible including the Henderson Premier School Partnership Fund. Tax ID 88-0275767.
Highlighting Partner Programs
Meet Up and Eat Up
Nutritious free meals will be offered to Henderson students during the summer while school is out of session. Henderson locations will be announced for this summer soon! Text SUMMERNV to 877-877 or visit freesummerfood.org for details. Click here to learn more.
Cox Communications offers discounted internet rates to qualifying families allowing better access to education. Internet access is a necessity for families to use for school assignments, job searches, email and more. Cox's Connect2Compete program brings discounted Internet service to qualifying households in your area. Click here to learn more.
Desert Research Institute’s Green Box Program
Mayor March and the City Council presented the Desert Research Institute (DRI) with a check Tuesday night for $4,500 from Republic Service's Single-Stream Recycling Program annual financial incentive reward to fund DRI's Green Box Program in Henderson schools to promote recycling.
The Green Box Program encompasses customized material that explores applied science, 21st century technology and environmental science and STEM topics. In 2016, the Green Box program reached over 126 Henderson students.
Henderson Funds School Improvement Projects
The City of Henderson Redevelopment Agency and CCSD have an agreement to distribute 'Education Set-Aside Funds' to schools that are located or serve students that reside in a redevelopment area.
These funds may be used to improve and preserve existing public educational facilities and/or support educational programs and activities as outlined by NRS 279.6855.
Hear from Foothill High School Principal Lisa Burkhead on how they utilized their 2017 Education Set-Aside Funds in the video below.
Check out how these funds have been used to help local Henderson schools and students to-date: