MEF funds staff and LCAP programs at all 5 schools. Based upon the previous year’s contributions, the district is able to reinstate lost programs and hire additional staff to support these programs (such as elementary music and middle school technology). If we raise less than the year before, the district must make cuts and reductions to staff and programs. Every student in the district benefits from these essential programs cut during drastic State budget cuts.
Each school’s PTA raises money for field trips, assemblies, and materials at their specific campus for that school year. PTA funds cannot hire staff nor fund LCAP programs. PTAs are intended to make campus life more communal; to support teachers in volunteering and material needs; and to enrich their students’ academic experiences with those “extras” that make school fun.