Project SEEK (Seeking Excellence in Education for our Kids) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization formed in 1993 for the sole purpose of raising funds to support enrichment programs at McGaugh Elementary School. At that time, state budget cutbacks threatened to end vital enrichment programs at McGaugh. A group of parents formed Project SEEK in response. State funding has never been restored to pre-crisis levels, so Project SEEK has become a critical part of providing the extra programs we all want for our children. Project SEEK is guided by an
all-volunteer group of parents, faculty and staff and enjoys a broad base of
support from the local community.
Alike, but different: Project SEEK and PTA
Project SEEK (Seeking Excellence in Education for our Kids) and The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are two separate organizations united in the same goal – working towards making McGaugh a strong, vital school for our children. McGaugh School benefits from these two partnerships in so many ways, making an even stronger alliance between school and parents. The chart below gives an overview of the two groups: