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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.

Support for our programs is provided, in part, by our corporate sponsors.

Thank you to our top three sponsors for 2019-20:

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


BCEF Helps Bring Trio of Talent to BIS


In partnership with the Batesville Area Arts Council, the Joan and John Hillenbrand VISION Fund, and the BIS PTO, BCEF helped bring an impressive trio to BIS. To learn more, click here.

Alumni Spotlight

Brian Rennekamp - Class of 1994

Check out our next installment of Alumni Spotlight, as we catch up with Brian Rennekamp, owner of  The Village Workshop. Read about Brian here.


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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.

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