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Preparing Future Teacher Leaders
KEYS Paraprofessional Scholarship Program

Click here for KEYS scholarship application.

Click her for KEYS / Education Foundation payroll deduction form.




 

Sulphur Springs ISD has many outstanding paraprofessionals who serve in multiple capacities. The valuable contributions of aides, secretaries, maintenance, transportation, custodial, and cafeteria employees enables the district to flourish and focus on student achievement. Paraprofessionals enable Sulphur Springs ISD to provide a safe and orderly environment enabling every student the opportunity to learn and succeed.

 The KEYS

(Knowledge and Education for Years of Success) Scholarship Program makes it possible for staff to pursue additional educational opportunities. Teamwork makes all the difference. You can help by making a small monthly commitment that will reap huge dividends for years to come.

 Sulphur Springs ISD has more than 260 paraprofessionals providing services throughout the district. Many have completed some undergraduate coursework. Others desire to begin college, earn a degree, and enter the teaching profession. KEYS Program helps unlock the potential of our most valuable assets, people.

KEYS is a private foundation under the direction of a local board of directors made up of board members and employees. A selection committee consists of a representative from each campus. The application process for scholarships is open three times a year and allows paraprofessionals with the greatest need to access funds. Each application is reviewed and scored by the committee using a uniform rating scale.

More than 59 employees have received scholarships since the spring of 2001. Thirty (30) scholarship recipients have begun their teaching careers. Employees have awarded more than $54,400 in scholarships to help paraprofessionals become certified teachers. The outcomes are measurable and the results phenomenal. Help make a real difference today.

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