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Vision & Purpose

The Circle District Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501©3 tax-exempt corporation.  The Foundation was created in 1999 for the purpose of providing private funding for the Circle School District. Donations to the Foundation are invested in the foundation’s General Endowment Fund which will provide continuous income for academic excellence in the future. Some of these dollars are used to fund the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program.  The Circle Foundation supports the mission of the Circle Public School – The Vision and Purpose of Circle USD 375, in partnership with our communities, is to educate each student to be an engaged, knowledgeable, responsible and productive citizen in the 21st Century.




          Executive Board Members     

          Deb Stephens, President                      Kendra Wilkinson, Ex Officio

          Angie Clevenger, Treasurer                  Richard Nibarger, Ex Officio

          Roxann Cool, Secretary




Teacher Grant Program

The Foundation established a Teacher Grant Program to enhance the instruction and learning for the children in USD 375. Grants are awarded annually for projects which emphasize new approaches to teaching and for innovative programs which stimulate thought and expand existing curriculum. Congratulations to the 2015 Grant Winners!


Deb Harstine and Jenny Waugh, Kindergarten at Circle Oil Hill Elementary - "Kindergarten Learning:  Whole Body and Brain Experiences to Remember"

Michelle Herrmann and Lauren Ethridge, 1st Grade at Circle Benton Elementary - "Fluency Through Fairy Tales"

Jimmie Taylor and Stasey Pyle, 4th Grade at Circle Towanda Intermediate - "P.O.S.T. (Publishing Our Students Treasures)"

Roxanne Waltman, FACS at Circle High School - "Hands on Simulated Drug/Alcohol Affected Babies"

Greg Rose, Industrial Arts at Circle High School - "Raised Panel Door-Shaper Upgrade"


Planned Giving 

Persons interested in planned giving should consider memorial gifts, tributes, trusts, or making provisions in their wills. Gifts of stocks, bonds, real estate, and other appreciated assets are also accepted by the Foundation.  All donations to the foundation are tax deductible.  If you would like more information on donating, contact Richard Nibarger rnibarger@usd375.org.