Nearly $7500 Awarded for New Grants

In its most competitive grant cycle since its inception, the Batesville Community Education Foundation recently awarded nearly $7,500 in grants which span all three areas of focus – academics, arts, and athletics.

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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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Grant Cycle Changes Coming

In order to align more closely with the school calendar, BCEF is changing its grants program cycle. Beginning in 2017, grants will be awarded once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester.  Deadlines for grant applications will be November 30 and March 31, with grants awarded at the BCEF board meetings in December and April respectively. Click here for guidelines and an application.


BCEF Thanks Jody Fledderman

BCEF would like to thank long-time board member Jody Fledderman, President and CEO of Batesville Tool and Die, for his service. Jody recently stepped down from the BCEF Board of Directors after many years of support. Through his dedication to our mission, BCEF has been able to grow into an organization that impacts the BCSC students in a meaningful way. Thanks, Jody, for your contributions to the BCEF board. For more BCEF news, click 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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