History and Overview
WHO WE ARE
LPIE is a community-based education foundation run by a board and small staff working to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students in Lafayette’s six public schools: Burton Valley, Happy Valley, Lafayette and Springhill Elementary Schools, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School.
WHY WE EXIST
LPIE exists because public funding isn’t sufficient to adequately fund the full, engaging and well-rounded curriculum that our community demands. Parcel taxes go a long way, but a gap remains. LPIE raises additional revenue needed to support Lafayette’s public schools.
Our mission is to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools.
We do this by funding instruction in art, science, music, writing, and social studies. Working directly with the districts (LAFSD/AUHSD) to identify areas for investment in core academics and enrichment, LPIE supports programs and efforts that might otherwise go unfunded.