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Beyond the Books Educational Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to provide long-term funding for innovative academic programs that are beyond normal tax support in Unit 5 and District 87 public schools.  The foundation was organized in 1992 with the encouragement of both school districts.  It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is committed to educational excellence in the core academic areas, arts and humanities, science and technology.  All age levels and areas of study are considered for grant awards.