The mission of the Putnam City Schools Foundation is to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities of children in Putnam City Schools. We do this by providing teachers and staff with access to funds for items which district money isn’t available. We also leverage the volunteer power of a network of 80 retired teachers and parents of former students to make sure all our children have a warm coat, a pair of shoes, and a present at Christmastime.
We carry out our mission through three key areas: Student Success, Teacher Excellence, and Community Engagement. Learn more here.
Each summer we publish the State of the Foundation report to share highlights from the previous school year about our programs, financials, and community supporters. Our most recent report can be viewed here: 2019 State of the Foundation.
Started by a group of parents in response to then Governor David Boren’s call for the creation of public school foundations, the Putnam City Schools Foundation has been serving the children and staff in Putnam City for over thirty years. Those parents worked tirelessly in our first few years hosting events and offering small grants to teachers. They even funded an endowment campaign that supports the foundation still today. Through the years, the Foundation has provided everything from art supplies and author visits to computers and training.
About the Putnam City Public School District
Putnam City Schools is one of the state’s largest school districts, comprising 28 buildings with 19,500 children. Our boundaries cross three municipalities over 42 square miles of Northwest Oklahoma City.
Our teachers and staff strive every day to provide a world-class education that prepares our students to be global citizens. Our children:
- Benefit from the leadership of 95 fine arts teachers
- Can take 22 different Advanced Placement classes
- Participate in sports from 4th grade on
- Speak 62 different languages in their homes
- Use over 17,000 iPads at school
Putnam City is also unique in its support of cancer research, having donated over $3.5 million to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation through school drives.