The Ed Fund secures private, supplemental funding to support valuable education experiences and innovative projects in the Edina Public Schools. Funds raised augment school system revenues that are provided by taxes, state aid, and other parent and student led fundraising efforts.
Edina Give and Go is a web-based initiative that matches donors and their resources with the specific needs of Edina youth, so that all Edina children have access to enrichment activities and academic support outside the school day and beyond the school year. Give and Go makes it easy for donors to make a big difference in children’s lives by addressing the small but significant obstacles that come between them and the many opportunities our community has to offer.
Intermediate District 287 is a consortium of 12 west metro school districts offering more than 129 programs and services specially designed to help meet the unique learning needs of member district students. For many programs, students are referred by their district of residence and in some cases, students and parents can choose to enroll directly.
In addition to student services, District 287 offers other educational support services including: staff development, legal services, testing and assessment services, student accounting and billing services, and a conference center.
District 287 is an education partner focused on innovative solutions for twelve Member Districts including: Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata and Westonka. District 287 also serves students from non-member districts and their online classes include students from across the country and Canada.
The Edina Athletic Booster Club is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides services, events and financial support to the Edina High School athletic community. The mission of the Boosters is to enhance the athletic environment for all student athletes and coaches so that they may have a positive, rewarding and fulfilling experience. The Boosters are responsible for Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, team programs, three annual athlete Bean Feeds, Spirit Store sales, game day concessions and the Scholar Athlete Breakfast. Through the sale of memberships and corporate sponsorships the Boosters raise funds that are distributed to projects and individual sports that have been prioritized by the Edina High School Athletic Department. Over the years the Boosters have funded major scoreboard initiatives, web site enhancements, high school trophy cases as well as major equipment purchases.
The mission of Edina Chemical Health Partners is to reduce alcohol abuse in Edina by promoting collaborations within the community. Edina Chemical Health Partners meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Davanni's restaurant, 5124 Gus Young Lane in Edina. The public is welcome to attend.
Current members include individuals from: City of Edina administration, Edina Public Schools administration, Edina Police, the Edina Human Relations Commission, Edina Rotary and Edina Morningside Rotary Clubs, Edina Parent Communication Network, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and concerned citizens.
Edina PCN serves the community by providing education and dialogue opportunities for families and educators of children grades K-12.
PCN's Mission Statement:
- To provide an array of information for families and educators about topics related to personal, social and academic development of students K-12.
- To deliver compelling educational forums that address issues relevant to the community.
- To provide opportunities for educators and families to dialogue with experts and parents in a non-threatening environment.
- To facilitate the building of assets and life skills for children.
The Edina Parent Leadership Council (PLC) serves to promote understanding of district-wide issues that relate to the education and welfare of students within Edina Public Schools. Membership includes leadership representatives of individual school parent organizations as well as the Edina Family Center, Parent Communication Network, Edina Community Education Services, and the Edina Education Fund.
Edina PLC meets monthly from September through May, with speakers and discussions varying by agenda topic. Each meeting provides a forum for collaboration among parent organization leaders for an exchange of ideas and to work to affect the best educational experience for all children. The group actively partners with the District and its representatives to collaborate on the issues facing the educational environment of EPS.
While only official members of the Edina PLC as identified in the bylaws are eligible to vote on issues, all Edina PLC meetings are open to the public.
- Charlotte Lefebvre, Co-President, (612) 387-1757
- Nicole Ollhoff, Co-President, (612) 913-1778
- Shaama Chahoud, Vice President, (617) 733-0380
- Anne Jennen, Co-President
- Maria Loucks, Co-President, (612) 961-6804
- Erika LaDousa, Representative, (612) 412-8894
- Caroline Pappajohn, Executive Director, (952) 848-4921
- Stephanie Pierce, Board Chair
- Josie Tober, Vice-Chair, (651) 734-5260
- Catalina Carrasco, Outreach & Student Granting Coordinator
District Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC)
Talent Development Advisory Committee
Mohamed Abdihalim, Representative
- Blanca Diaz De Leon, Spanish-speaking Families, (952) 848-4052
- Abdikadir Ibrahim, Somali Families, (952) 848-4051
- Sayali Amarapurkar, South Asian Families, (952) 848-4883
- Albert McGee, EPS Equity & Inclusion Specialist, (952) 848-4215