HPEF's mission is to ensure the long-term quality and vitality of Keene Central School.
The Keene Central School is a keystone institution in our town, a major employer and a focus for bringing people together. The school's health and vitality is an indicator of the broader health of the community. Thus, we want to keep our Town a place where people come to raise their families because of the quality of its school and the other benefits of small town life.
Our mission includes supporting the implementation of the KCS Strategic Plan, which covers both growth in student population through recruiting, and enrichment of educational programs for teachers and students of KCS. HPEF will be a source of ideas, expertise, funding, connections and volunteers that augment the efforts of KCS administration and teachers, the Board of Education, and the Parent Teacher Association. HPEF will focus on researching feasible alternatives, disseminating accurate and clear information, and launching new initiatives. HPEF will be a source of project-specific seed funds, will recruit and organize volunteers for new initiatives, and will be an advocate for KCS in the community.
Funding for our work comes from charitable (and tax deductible) gifts from community members who understand the importance to our town of a vibrant school and our continuing responsibility to invest in the education of the next generation.
Donations can be sent to HPEF c/o ACT, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
HPEF is run by a volunteer board of trustees, which includes both full-time and seasonal residents:
Other members of the board of trustees include:
Non-voting Board members are Superintendent and High School Principal Dan Mayberry, K-8 Principal Shannon Pitcher-Boyea, and Board of Education President Kathy Regan.
PO Box 475, Keene Valley, NY 12943
From time to time, we need volunteer help on specific projects. Contact the HPEF Secretary at Brskv704@aol.com for more information.
There are also many volunteer opportunities at KCS: coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc. Also, KCS holds many scholarship funds for graduates continuing their education; these funds can be added to directly, or through donations to HPEF. Please call Dan Mayberry, the KCS Superintendent, at 518-576-4555 for current information on volunteering and scholarships.
Please use the following information to contact the High Peaks Education Foundation: