JEF Board Approves 2018-2019 Business Plan

PRESS RELEASE:

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.

2018-2019 JEF Business Plan

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.

 

Spring 2018 Grant Period is OPEN

Attention staff of Junction Elementary School District: the JEF Spring 2018 Grant Period will be open beginning February 1!

We will offer $5,000 in grants during this period. Requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until the grant period ends or funds run out, whichever is sooner.

Please submit your additional grant requests using the form.

 

Grant Winners

Junction Educational Foundation has issued over $5,900 in grants to JESD in the 2016-2017 school year!

Congratulations to the following JESD grant winners:

Junction Elementary – $1500 awarded for Kindergarten Round-up Radio Advertising.

Elementary Student Council – $150 awarded to host the Spelling Bee.

Mr. McCoy, Teacher – $250 awarded for Elementary Student Council Start-up.

Ms. Wood, Teacher – $300 awarded for wireless headphones for Kindergarten students.

Mrs. Harvey, Teacher – $600 awarded for special trip for 3rd-5th grade students who meet their AR goals.

Mr. Goodman, Teacher – $900 awarded for special trip for middle school students who meet their AR goals.

Mrs. Moreno, Teacher – $300 awarded to start an on-campus garden.

Mrs. Boesiger, Teacher – $121 awarded for new headphones for 1st grade students.

Mrs. Main, Teacher – $105 awarded for “presto” timers for timed work in 2nd grade.

Mrs. Kingston, Librarian – $997.80 awarded to purchase new book sets for target age groups in particular need of books to read.

Ms. Bredemann, Teacher – $300 awarded to purchase items for middle schoolers to sell at Student Store.

After School Program – $325 awarded to purchase supplies for activities from Michael’s craft store.

Mrs. Ryan, Teacher – $189 awarded to purchase the Middle School Student Council members Junction t-shirts.