$630K Given Back to NEISD in 2021-2022 School Year

As state funding continues to decrease for public education, our role in expanding educational opportunities for North East ISD students is increasingly important. Our success depends on the generosity of individuals like you. 

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Since 1986, the North East Educational Foundation has supported North East ISD by raising funds for the District’s most innovative initiatives – impacting thousands of students each and every day. Innovative projects funded include studio equipment for campus news and podcasts, virtual-augmented reality experiences and STEAM labs that enrich all areas of education. Together, we can continue to support educational excellence and maximize student success. 


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221 Grants Awarded since 2018



Community Highlight

Every year, NEEF opens the grant application process to NEISD Educators. Once the applications are submitted, the NEEF Grants Committee select the grant recipients. This year, NEEF presented $271,049 in grants! More than 30 teachers and staff received grants during the Innovative Grants Celebration Week. 

Among them, Paul Fritz, a teacher at DATA-Roosevelt, was surprised with a grant for $42,688, to build out their studio space and use cutting edge software. Mr. Fritz will purchase the same software that was used to create scenes in “The Mandalorian”, a Disney+ production. Unity and Unreal Engine software are used in a variety of fields such as, CAD design, architecture, video game production, and film. With the state-of-the-art production facility and equipment, students will be better prepared for these highly specialized careers.

NEISD is molding the next generation of healthcare technicians at the Career and Technical Education Center. A $51,000 grant was distributed to Walter Pearson, instructor of the Emergency Medical Technician program, for an ambulance simulator. It will feature a full-size ambulance patient compartment where students can conduct realistic simulations for medical and trauma patients. Partnering with UT Health Science Center, the program prepares students for certification, which will qualify graduates to work for an EMS or fire department.

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