Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
The ability to offer diverse, quality educational programs and experiences for our students depends in part on our ability to secure reliable and supplemental sources of funding. The district recognizes that it needs adequate state, federal, local, and nongovernmental funds to achieve its goals. The district further recognizes that limited state and federal funds present challenges for the district. The district needs to seek local and nongovernmental funding sources in order to preserve and to establish necessary district programs and educational opportunities.
To facilitate the effective and efficient management of local district fundraising, the board authorizes fundraising activities where such programs:
- Promote K-12 education,
- Provide educational experiences for students,and/or
- Address local funding obligations that support the educational mission of the district and/or promote the effective, efficient, or safe management and operation of the district.
This policy governs the establishment and administration of district fundraising for the general fund and for particular programs in the district. It does not address fundraising programs conducted by the Parent Teacher Student Association or other non-profit or citizens organizations. Fundraising by the Associated Study Body (ASB) is addressed by Policy IGDF (Student Fund-Raising Activities), RCW 28A.325.030 and the ASB Manual.
The superintendent (or designee) shall establish procedures for the administration of district fundraising programs to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.