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The mission of the Education Foundation Board is to provide support to Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 schools, staff and learners. Our central directive is to raise and distribute funds to worthwhile projects, as deemed appropriate by the Foundation Board of Directors. Some of our main areas of financial focus include:

  • Instructional technologies that enrich learning in the classroom
  • Instructional materials that enrich learning in the classroom
  • District-wide projects to support and improve educational experience for the district’s 12,500 learners

Board of Directors

The Education Foundation is comprised of current and retired PCSD 25 staff, as well as business and community members.

Board members serve a 3-year term with the option of one additional term. Members in good standing may continue to serve on the Board of Directors if/until another interested person has been nominated and appointed to the Board.

Board members are expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings as well as committee meetings. Our Board meetings are held the second Thursday of September, November, January, March and May at 4pm at the School District office, unless otherwise communicated.

Foundation Funds

The Education Foundation has several accounts. Each PCSD 25 school has their own line item. We also have a General Fund for district-wide projects, as well as ear-marked funds for extracurricular assistance, dual enrollment and other educational purposes.

Education Foundation Forms

Board Member Application

Request for Funds

Terry Perkins Educational Scholarship

Make a Donation

Be sure to list your school or program in Venmo to let us know to whom you are donating.

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Education Foundation

3115 Pole Line Road
Pocatello ID 83201


Phone: (208) 235-3257

Fax (208) 235-3280 


Victoria Byrd Chairperson McDonald's
Stacey Jensen Vice Chair Edahow Elementary School Teacher
Shawna Sprague Secretary/Treasurer School District 25
Courtney Fisher Foundation Director School District 25
Kristi Borgholthaus Past Chair/Member Simplot
Holly Batten Member Intermountain Gas
Scott Lloyd Member JHS Architects
Karen Judd Member Greater Pocatello Association of Realtors
Heidi Kessler Member Hawthorne Middle School Principal
Jill Johnson Member Indian Hills Elementary Principal
Janelle Arvas Member School District 25
Jerald Rowan Member Community Member
Rainbow Maldonado Member Community Member
George Chandler Member Community Member
Cameron Topliff Member Zions Bank


To effectively accomplish our goals, the Board is comprised of 4 committees. As a Board member, you will be asked to participate on at least one of the following committees. Assignments may be adjusted to expose members to all areas of the Board.

  • Board Recruitment & Development
  • Grants
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Fundraising
C.A.K.E. Award Certificate

C.A.K.E. Award

PCSD 25 believes a safe, supportive, caring and respectful environment is critical to student learning. The Education Foundation, in partnership with McDonald’s, supports the Learner-of-the-Month, C.A.K.E. Award, to recognize students who model exemplary character, attitude, kindness and encouragement within their school communities.

The Learner-of-the-Month C.A.K.E. Award recognizes one elementary learner and one secondary learner from our district, from October through May. In addition to being recognized at the monthly Board Meetings, the recipients also receive a special treat delivered to their classes to be enjoyed with and among their peers. Nominations for the C.A.K.E. Award are submitted by a teacher who has observed the nominee’s behavior, and are approved by the school’s principal.

Nominate a learner for the C.A.K.E. Award