Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education serves as the bridge between the students of Spalding County and the business and civic community. “PIE”, as it is known, seeks to improve the quality of education for all students in the Griffin-Spalding County School System by forming partnerships with schools.
Partnerships give students and schools access to a wealth of resources and services from individuals, businesses, industries, and civic and faith-based organizations who are Partners in Education.
Founded in 1982, Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education has grown from just a few partnerships to over 200.
In 2011, Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education absorbed the Griffin Spalding Education Foundation, which had been created in 2000 to raise private funds for academic projects that could not be funded through regular public funding. All activities were maintained through the transition.
Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education is a nationally recognized organization and has been the recipient of several grants and national awards.
Classroom/Field Trip Grants - Teachers and teams of teachers can apply for up to $1,000 for classroom supplies or field trips.
Teacher Scholarships - Teachers can apply for tuition reimbursement of up to $1,000 when pursuing a higher degree or certification.
School Nurse Program - Dollars from the Griffin-Spalding Hospital Authority grant which funds the school nurse program are managed by the PIE Board of Directors.
Kids in Need - Each year, Griffin-based school supply manufacturer Norcom Inc. coordinates with Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education to provide over $250,000 worth of free school supplies to teachers and students.
Teachers Giving to Teachers Program - All GSCS employees are invited to contribute to PIE to fund scholarships for educators.
Annual Golf Tournament– Local businesses and school system vendors compete in this autumn fundraiser to raise dollars for grants and scholarships.