Bright Futures Joplin UPDATE
During the December 15, 2015 Joplin Schools Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education voted to accept a request made by Bright Futures Joplin to separate the organization from the district. This means that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, funds donated to support Bright Futures Joplin will be kept in a fund at Community Foundation of the Ozarks rather than within the district. This move enables Bright Futures Joplin to become a Missouri nonprofit corporation utilizing the 501(c)3 status of CFO and better meet the information needs of our donors and supporters through annual non-profit financial reporting.
Current Bright Futures Joplin funds will remain with the Joplin School District and be spent down according to donor designations. Bright Futures Joplin will continue to serve the students of Joplin as it has in the past. One additional change is that the district employees who served Bright Futures Joplin will now be paid out of district operational funds rather than from the Bright Futures Joplin activity fund. They will continue to support the Bright Futures Joplin program in addition to other district initiatives. Questions? Please feel free to call the office anytime at (417) 625-5200, ext. 2229.