Business Partnerships

Education and Business Partnerships

Frederick County has a proud history of collaboration between the education and business communities.

In 1998, FCPS developed the EBI Connection – a network of partnerships of education, business and industry based on a community vision for fostering a quality workforce through
education. Five years later, the school system celebrated the signing of 200 formal business partnerships since the inception of this program.


Mindy Bankey
Business Partnerships Coordinator

(301) 644-5013
Fax: (301) 644-5114

The focus of this initial effort has evolved over the years as the school system has refined our vision and strategic goals to meet Frederick County’s business and industry  workforce needs. Today, more than 1,200 community partners collaborate with Frederick County Public Schools in preparing students for success in a changing world.

Business support of public education significantly increases student achievement. Partnership activities allow students to expand their learning horizons, have more interest in school, earn better grades and realize a deeper understanding of their role in society as it relates to becoming productive citizens. The school system’s strength and success are directly linked to the generous contributions of talent and resources from community and business partners.

Read through the Annual Partnership Report to get an idea of the types of relationships FCPS has developed with the business community over the years.

Superintendent's Business Breakfast

photo of Dr. Alban with community business leadersSuperintendent Alban invites business and community leaders to meet once every quarter to discuss issues related to education in Frederick County. FCPS thanks all those who give their time to attend these events, learn more about FCPS, and share their ideas and perspectives.

Incentive Coupons

Local businesses partner with FCPS to offer incentive coupons. Teachers use incentive coupons from local businesses for many reasons, including a way to positively reinforce:

  • Excellent attendance
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Good behavior/Character Counts