What is MERIT?
M.E.R.I.T. is a non-profit local education fund established in 1991 with the primary purpose of fostering excellence in Millis Public Schools. The mission of M.E.R.I.T. is to encourage innovative approaches to teaching approved curricula and to provide financial support to help implement the most promising approaches. M.E.R.I.T. solicits funding for programs not typically subsidized within the regular school budget.
M.E.R.I.T. is run by volunteer community members and teachers who raise money for the Millis Public Schools. Teachers from all three Millis schools make requests to M.E.R.I.T. for curriculum enhancing materials that promote creative and challenging learning programs for our kids. M.E.R.I.T. considers requests for which there are no other sources of education funding.
M.E.R.I.T.’s funding comes from fundraising events and tax-deductible donations from the community. M.E.R.I.T. events, which include our signature Haunted Hayride at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, are designed to provide fun, engaging activities that give Millis residents the chance to socialize while raising money to support the best cause of all; our children and schools.
Since 1991, M.E.R.I.T. has invested over $250,000 into enrichment programs that help Millis students get more from their public education!
M.E.R.I.T.’s mission is to:
1. Encourage innovative approaches to teaching the approved curricula.
2. Provide funds to help implement the most promising approaches.
Any member of the community interested in fostering excellence in the Millis Public Schools can be a member of MERIT. We welcome any involvement, as a Board Member or volunteer.
MERIT Monthly Meetings
Interested? All community members are welcome to attend our meetings.
Second Tuesday of each month • 7:00pm • Memorial Building, Room 206
To volunteer for our fundraising events, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
President: Theresa Mahoney
Vice President: Sue McPoland
Treasurer: Carol Baker
Clerk: Tracy Donahue
Any member of the community (teachers, parents, residents) can join the Board of Directors of M.E.R.I.T. New board members are voted in by the current Board after attending two consecutive meetings.