Rural Schools Partnership Newsletter: October 26, 2009

Last Updated: October 26, 2009

 Rural Schools Partnership
October 26, 2009
Webinar for RSP Rural Schools Innovation Network Cohort Kicks Off Project!
RSP's Rural Schools Innovation Network (RSIN) cohort began its two-year pilot project with a webinar sponsored by the Rural School and Community Trust. The webinar, which outlined the various services and programs of RSIN, was presented by the Rural School and Community Trust leadership team of Doris Williams, Marty Strange, and Robert Mahaffey. For a listing of the 21 participating RSP members please click on
Congratulations to the Alton Public School Foundation
Congratulations to the Alton Public School Foundation for recently receiving more than $2,500 in contributions for the following funds: Alton Public Schools Foundation Fund, Alton Girls Athletic Fund, and the Alton Choir Fund. We are so pleased that the folks in Alton are part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its Rural Schools Partnership!
Please Note Grant Deadline Is Approaching! Apply Now!!!
The grant deadline of November 16th for the Conco Community Arts Program grants and the Student Conservation Grants Program (sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and our Stewardship Ozarks Initiative) is rapidly approaching. These are wonderful opportunities for your students and teachers.
The grant application process is simple, and there is no reason not to apply for this funding. Please ALERT appropriate teachers and student groups. Go to for application information. There will be a webinar on these and other RSP grant program on November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Julie Leeth ( ) or Bridget Dierks () for more details. You can also call 417-864-6199.
The Purpose of This Newsletter
The Rural Schools Partnership Weekly Newsletter represents our Foundation’s commitment to keeping you informed about this important new initiative. If you know of others who should receive the newsletter, please drop a note to Gary Funk, President and C.E.O., Community Foundation of the Ozarks, at
Gary Funk | President and C.E.O.
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
425 E. Trafficway
Springfield, MO 65806