The West York school board is moving forward with administrators' recommendation to create a new fundraising foundation with a paid executive director.

The foundation would raise money to cover the cost of items not included in the school district's budget. The money could be spent for things like technology upgrades or improving and upgrading school facilities.

About $25,000 in seed money, as well as about $30,000 for the executive director's salary, have already been budgeted.

The seed money would be returned to the district's budget with the first $25,000 the foundation raises.

And the executive director position would pay for itself once the foundation is up and running, Superintendent Emilie Lonardi said.

Lonardi told the school board the first step is to create a board for the foundation. According to a consultant working closely with the administration, one board member and one teacher should sit on the board, along with at least six community members.

Community members would need to be eager to help with fundraising, willing to commit about eight hours a month and be available for monthly meetings.

More information about the foundation and how to apply to be a part are available on the district's website.