The Foundation for Excellence in Bridgeport Public Schools was founded in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization, in order to attract donations, and seek grants to fund programs, projects, and services that support the mission and objectives of Bridgeport Public Schools, in Connecticut.
The Bridgeport School District is the second largest school system in Connecticut, servicing approximately 21,000 students. It also ranks lowest among the Connecticut school districts on the economic scale.
There are 39 schools, consisting of 29 elementary, 7 (seven) high schools, the Bridgeport Learning Center (for special education services), and the inter-district Vocational Aquaculture School. The school system employs a staff of more than 3000, inclusive of Facilities, Security and Food Services personnel.
The Foundation for Excellence in Bridgeport Public Schools seeks and welcomes donations, from individuals and organization, to support the educational priorities of the public schools.
The Foundation also applies for grant opportunities, as a 501(c)(3) organization, that will expand and/or enrich the educational experiences provided to students in Bridgeport public schools.