The BEST Education Foundation
This foundation was established to support the students and staff of the Garland Independent School District, which encompasses the north Texas communities of Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. The foundation is overseen by a 17-member Board of Directors, comprised of a cross-section of the communities served by the Garland ISD. The foundation operates independently, but in cooperation, with the district.
News and Announcements
Meet Lisa Cox, our new foundation president
On August 4, Garland ISD named Lisa Cox president of the foundation. She brings over 20 years of non-profit experience.
Ecolab awards $50,000 in grants to district teachers
Over the past 27 years, Ecolab has donated more than $800,000 to GISD teachers. This year, 49 educators were awarded $50,000 Sept. 4...Learn more
2014 GISD BEST Giving Campaign
Donations for the GISD BEST Giving Campaign will be accepted September 29 - October 3. Contributions will provide classroom, school and program grants as well as student and staff scholarships.
Jupiter Chevrolet Teacher of the Month Contest
Each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win a car to drive from Jupiter Chevrolet for the following month...Learn more
Misty Parmer from Shugart Elementary
Over $25,000 available in student scholarships held by BEST Foundation
The BEST Education Foundation administers numerous student scholarships & grants from local individuals, corporations, and other foundations...Learn more