BPS Outdoor Learning Complex to Open Soon

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The Batesville Community Education Foundation 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.

We are a proud member of the Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations. INAPEF’s mission is to grow and strengthen Indiana’s education foundations as philanthropic leaders through education, training, collaboration and advocacy to enhance public education.

Support for BCEF’s programs is provided, in part, by our community sponsors.

Thank you to our platinum and gold levels sponsors for 2024-25:



For a list of all of our generous sponsors, click here.


Alumni Spotlight

Catch up with Class of 2017 alumnus Jonathan Kunkel in our latest edition of Alumni Spotlight.



Bulldog Brew Supports BCEF


Through a new collaboration with Lil’ Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery, $1 of every purchase of their “Bulldog Brew” will be donated to BCEF!¬† Learn more about this fun way to support BCEF!

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How Public Schools Are Funded

How Public Schools Are Funded

How BCEF Benefits Batesville

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 flexible learning spaces initiative and equipment for the popular and effective Project Lead the Way engineering courses. Continue reading.