Partners in Education

Partners for Education

The goal of the Millard Public Schools Partners for Education program is to utilize school-community partnerships in order to expand learning opportunities and experiences for students and to support school needs.

Why partner with the Millard Public Schools?

  • Developing communication between the school district and the community supports both schools and partners in meeting their goals.
  • The entire Millard community benefits when we invest in the next generation of leaders.
  • Aligning partner expertise, skills, and resources enriches curriculum and enhances learning experiences for students.
  • Students are better able to connect learning to real-world applications.

Interested in learning whether your organization might be a good fit to partner with Millard? Explore the program and partnership categories below. Questions? Please contact Leadership and Learning Facilitator Kristen Abueg at ksabueg@mpsomaha.org, or Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Jessica Carson at jmcarson1@mpsomaha.org.  

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Partners for Education Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a Millard Public Schools Partner for Education?
Any business, civic organization, faith-based group, nonprofit organization, or public-service organization in the Omaha metro can apply to be a partner.

Can I choose to partner with any school in the district?
Partner applicants may select a school or schools, or we will match them with a school seeking a partnership. Applicants may also choose to partner with all district schools as needed.

What happens after I submit my application form?
Applicants will be contacted by a school Partners for Education liaison or by the district based on your application preferences. All applications are subject to approval by the Millard Public Schools.

What makes a successful partnership?
The pillars of a successful partnership agreement include:

  • Relationship building
  • Two-way communication
  • Alignment of school goals with partner goals
  • Diversity among community partners
  • Showing appreciation and reciprocity
  • Effective prioritization of community partnerships
  • Evaluation of partnership outcomes/effectiveness

What is the time commitment and expectation for partners?
Partners are asked to be available for one face-to-face meeting per year with the building liaison. Liaisons will also contact partners mid-year to determine if the partnership is meeting the expectations of both the school and the partner.

How are partners acknowledged?
All partners will have their name displayed prominently in district approved signage at their partner schools. Partners may also be recognized in school newsletters, building marquees, at school events, and in social media as well as other forms of acknowledgement on an individual school basis. All partners will be publicly thanked at a reception with the Board of Education in the spring.

What can schools do for partners?
As a part of the partnership agreement, schools may provide staff and/or student volunteer opportunities, community service, student performances or artwork, or other forms of reciprocal giving as coordinated by the liaison and the partner.

Ready to become a partner?
Click here to apply. A school Partners for Education liaison will contact you to discuss your proposed partnership plan.

 

Partners for Education Categories

Review the Partners for Education Categories and select the category that best describes the type of partnership you are seeking. You may choose to be a partner in more than one category. Ready to apply? Click here to apply.

Support Partners
Support Partners provide in-kind and financial donations to schools. Examples of Support Partnerships include:

  • Family Dine-Out Nights
  • Staff Supply or Meal Donations
  • Incentive Rewards for Student Success

Academic Partners
Academic Partners are directly tied to expanding student learning experiences or opportunities. Examples of Academic Partnerships include:

  • Volunteering and Community Service
  • Career Day Visits
  • Internships and Job Shadowing

District Legacy Partners
District Legacy Partners are on-going, multi-year partnerships created in collaboration with the school district and the donor. Legacy partners are seeking to create a district-wide impact through their gift.

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