In a unanimous vote at an October 10, 2018 special meeting of the Board, the Junction Educational Foundation (JEF) Board of Directors approved the 2018-2019 Business Plan. The Business Plan outlines fundraising goals and grant allocations in support of Junction Elementary School District.
JEF aims to raise over $37,000 this fiscal year, with the November 9, 2018 Moonlight Harvest Festival serving as the keystone event. The Foundation also intends to divest approximately $5,500 from previous years accruals.
The Board continues to support “Annual Contributions” (considered to be recurring each year) to a number of funds, including two Open Grant periods through which teachers and staff can apply for funding, recognition field trips for high performing students, assemblies, classroom supplies, and a number of traditional events such as the spelling bee, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Walk- and Bike-to-School Days. This year, at the recommendation of JEF Teacher Board members, JEF added annual contributions for Athletic Uniforms, Clubs, and Library Books.
Similar to 2017-2018, JEF has elected to fund several “Target Programs” in 2018-2019. Target Program funds are considered to be highly impactful projects that contribute to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals set forth by the School District. This year’s largest Program fund is for Band, at $10,000. Other Program funds include Robotics ($2,500), afterschool enrichment (Junction After School Program (JSAP) at $1,000, and free tutoring at $1,000), and design work for the Preschool/Kindergarten playground, at $5,500. Once the playground design work is complete, JEF will support the District in applying for First 5 Shasta early childhood education grants and other funding opportunities for construction.
JEF’s Board of Directors expect to incur approximately $1,780 in administrative expenses, which equates to 3.8% of the total expense budget. All JEF Board members continue to be unpaid volunteers.
“I’m extremely proud of the Board for developing this plan. It helps us stay focused on balancing our investments, and targeting the most impactful programs,” said Kelly Lindblom, Board President. “We’re excited about the upcoming Moonlight Harvest Festival, and we’re looking forward to involving the community in the design work for a new Preschool and Kindergarten playground and yard.”
Junction Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the educational environment for students of the Junction Elementary School District in Palo Cedro. The Board recommends interested community members follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/junctioneducationalfoundation, or subscribe to their website at junctioneducationalfoundation.com, to stay updated on community meetings and activities this school year.