The Sparta Education Foundation was founded in 1991 based on the belief that Sparta students should not be limited to minimum standards due to a lack of state funding for education. Since that time, many students have benefited from SEF funded grants that provide the extras for education, but still the need continues.
The Sparta Education Foundation's mission is to help to provide creative, progressive, and innovative educational opportunities for our students and staff, which are beyond the normal operating budget of the school district.
Please consider making a contribution and give our students important enrichment opportunities that would not be available otherwise. Go to the CONTRIBUTIONS page for details.
The Sparta Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated independently from the Sparta Board of Education under an established set of bylaws.
S.E.F. BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-18:
Julie Anderson, President
Sue Knauf, Vice President
Sue Blackall, Secretary
Kathy Reed, Treasurer
Chairs: Michelle Alster, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Heather Holland, Martha Markham, Laurie Zurek
Associate Members: Vicki Brown, Marj Brink, Lisa Edwards, Connie Howes, Bob Liscome, Leo Maki, Liz Morse, Bob Schirado, Tena Stuhan, Deb Warwick
Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. in the Administration Building on the following dates:
September 15, 2017 Staff Pledge Forms Due, please give to Jill in Payroll Office September 13, 2017 SEF Board Meeting October 11, 2017 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Sept. 29 November 8, 2017 SEF Board Meeting December 13, 2017 SEF Board Meeting January 10, 2018 SEF Board Meeting February 14, 2018 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Feb. 2 March 14, 2018 SEF Board Meeting April 11, 2018 SEF Board Meeting May 9, 2018 SEF Board Meeting June 13, 2018 SEF Board Meeting July 11, 2018
Grant Presentations, deadline for application is June 29
SEF would like to recognize and extend our deep gratitude to all of our donors who contribute to the SEF each year, including Sparta Area Schools teachers who contribute to SEF each year. These donations are critical to the success of our mission. THANK YOU for your ongoing support and all you do for our students!
The following chart shows the breakdown of how the SEF acquired donations throughout the 2016-17 school year: