In 1982, a Citizen’s Education Issues Task Force was asked to identify significant issues that could affect the quality of education for students in the Stillwater Area School District 834 in the coming years. One of the Task Force’s recommendations was that a coalition be formed to seek additional sources of income to “broaden the experiential learning opportunities for our community’s youth.” In 1989, The Partnership Plan for Stillwater Area Public Schools was formed to pursue that goal.
The Partnership Plan (TPP) has disbursed nearly $6 million and improved the educational lives of many thousands of St. Croix Valley students. It funds academic enrichment by giving grants to support specific programs that are evaluated and approved by TPP’s Board of Directors. The Partnership Plan serves District 834 and its students exclusively. It is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.