The Foundation for Rural Education Excellence, a registered 501 (C)(3) organization, was founded in 1998 to facilitate philanthropic support for rural school districts of theNorth East Florida Educational Consortium(NEFEC): Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, Suwannee and Union Counties as well as Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and PK Yonge Developmental Research School. Working collaboratively, our mission is to enhance academic success and career opportunities for rural students in northeast Florida.
Please be safe during this challenging time. We will get through this as our rural communities are strong and resilient.
Rural Schools Maintaining Student Connections
We reached out to NEFEC schools and asked for examples of how they are maintaining strong connections with their students during school closures. The response was overwhelming. Check out the highlights via Sway by clicking on the button below the picture.
As parents and schools transition to new ways of providing instruction to Florida's students, NEFEC developed a website to provide resources and support for implementing distance learning. This site is regularly updated by NEFEC team members to support learning during school closures. There are resources for:
Getting started with distance learning, including video tutorials;