Why We Exist

Taxes are not enough

There is a common misconception that State and local property taxes provide enough funding for an exceptional education. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

  •  Prop 13 drastically altered the amount of property taxes available to public schools, leaving massive financial gaps in funding
  • Funding provided by PTAs (Parent Teacher Associations) and local Education Foundations helps to bridge those gaps

PTAs ≠ Foundations

The difference between PTAs and Education Foundations

PTAs Fund:

  • Field Trips
  • School site community events

Education Foundations Fund:

  • Teacher salaries and stipends
  • In-school and afterschool curriculum and supports (e.g. STEAM, music, arts)
  • Teacher Professional development


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