BCEF Receives Scholarship Donation of Nearly $175,000

Our scholarship program is growing again. Click here to read about the latest donation.

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BCEF benefits Batesville through engaging yet practical school programs that go beyond the basics.

BCEF was established to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools, enhancing the educational environment for all students. Read more.

2016-17 Superintendent Level Sponsors



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BMS Awarded Grant for New Fitness Equipment

If endurance is a key to fitness, then Shelly Prickel at BMS has no competition. Shelly prepared an outstanding grant application for the BCEF Western Night competition in April, asking attendees to support her proposal for new fitness equipment for the mezzanine area for our junior high students.  Unfortunately, BMS came in second at our event, so Shelly’s idea was not funded that night. However, the BCEF grants committee was so impressed with her idea and the thoroughness of her proposal that it was suggested that she re-submit her proposal during our regular granting cycle in case we had the funds to reconsider. Read more here.


BCEF Conducts Public Survey

We need your feedback! Please take this short survey (only 9 questions) to let us know your opinions about BCEF’s programs. Your responses will help guide us as we make future plans regarding the foundation’s work with the Batesville Community School Corporation. Click the link below to start the survey. Thanks!

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How Public Schools Are Funded

How Public Schools Are Funded

Why the Batesville Community Needs BCEF

Stretching the dollars as far as they can go, the schools have little left for unique opportunities such as practical, hands-on experiences and real-world exploration. This is where BCEF steps in, funding programs like the cutting-edge 1:1 computer initiative and equipment for the popular and effective Project Lead the Way engineering courses. Continue reading.

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