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Business Relationships Help Schools Fund Projects

school-business partnership

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Many school districts don’t have the funding for all the projects they’d like to complete in a given year. Whether it may be uniforms, books, or a new scoreboard, some items may be shelved for next year or permanently placed on a wish list.

Establishing school-business partnerships is one way that schools can acquire extra support or funding. A school administrator can reach out to local businesses and establish a relationship. Through that relationship, businesses may offer direct funding, goods, or services.

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The partnership is a win-win for both parties. The children receive an improved educational experience, while the business itself increases their community image and enhances their goodwill.

The partnership between Sunrise Family Credit Union and Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, in Essexville, Michigan is one good example. Last year, the credit union purchased new accounting books for the school. This year, the credit union provided the funding to re-surface their gym floor, something the school would not have been able to afford on their current budget.

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Jason Rushton

Jason Rushton

Jason Rushton’s personal philosophy is to improve himself daily - as a father, basketball coach, and benefits consultant. He is one of those rare, down-to-earth people who is honest, hard-working, and loyal. Jason’s customers aren’t just clients to him but rather long-term partners. Jason has been providing full benefits consulting in Michigan since 2009. He has worked with several local Michigan unions on their collective bargaining process including mediation, negotiations, writing contract language, and more. He has completed the MSBO Leadership Institute program, been a featured speaker at the MSBO and MASA conferences and has been on several panel discussions about the Affordable Care Act. Jason is a licensed life and health insurance agent. He provides full benefit consulting for schools, cities, and counties in Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina.