Western Night Grant Awarded

Thanks to your support, BCEF awarded Batesville Primary School $2,000 to expand their gardening program, which teaches students in multiple subject areas through the integration of garden-related skills.

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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.


BCEF Donates Funds for Little Bulldog Academy Classroom Library

Our littlest Bulldogs will have a new classroom library, thanks in part to a new grant from BCEF! Preschool students in the Little Bulldog Academy, opening this fall at BPS, will be able to enjoy books targeted for their age group when they arrive at school in August. Learn more.


BCEF Board Member Bill Narwold Named Interim BCSC Superintendent

BCEF board member Bill Narwold has been chosen to serve as interim superintendent of the Batesville Community School Corporation when Dr. Jim Roberts leaves June 30 to become the Superintendent of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana. Read more here.

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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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