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  1. Helping Students Achieve

  2. Issaquah Schools FoundationMission In partnership with the Issaquah School District, Issaquah Schools Foundation drives resources to help all studentsachieve the promise of their academic potential

  3. WHOare we? • 27 year-old, community powered nonprofit • Donated over 8 million dollars • Raised 1.4 mil. last year • Serves all students … every school, every grade, every year • Non-partisan • Active partners with the Issaquah School Board, Administration, Labor Coalition, PTSA Council and the local business community.

  4. WHYare we needed? • Despite recent gains in education funding, we remain near the bottom of all Washington state school districts in per pupil funding. • 16 million has been cut from the District budget over the past four years. Only $4 million has been recovered. • Private support is the only way to ensure the District has the resources required to give students the dynamic, 21st century education they need to succeed.

  5. 4primary areas of investment • Academic Enrichment Classroom Grants to fund innovation and unmet needs. • Highly Capable Program Support for Merlin & SAGE students. • Curriculum Support has enabled the District to adopt new Elementary Science, Reading and Writing curriculums. • Technology Recycle Program for elementary , middle and high school LRC classrooms. Academic Excellence

  6. 4primary areas of investment Struggling Students • Pre-K/Kindergarten Summer School early intervention for students assessed as requiring extra support to begin kindergarten on par with their peers. • VOICE (Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education) Mentoring program serving over 300 students. • Basic Student Needs funding to develop and support programs that eliminate the underlying issues that keep students from being successful in school.

  7. 4primary areas of investment Professional Development • National Board Certification Scholarships for teachers • Training Opportunities through Academic Enrichment Grants • Career Technical Education Scholarships

  8. 4primary areas of investment Connecting Students to their Futures • TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Partnership with Microsoft to bring Computer Science and Web Design Classes to our high schools. • Financial Literacy Curriculum for all 8th grade students • Robotics Clubs funding for middle and high schools

  9. How do weraise money? • All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign- Now through November • Nourish Every MindLuncheon- May 8, 2014 • Miscellaneous Revenue -United Way/Employee Directed Giving Campaign -Company Matching

  10. ISF relies on parents for over 80% of its revenue…

  11. But only 1 of 5 families donates ISF helps all students. They need support from all parents

  12. Every Gift Matters Every Year For those who already donate… • Continue to donate (average family donation is $309) • Become an ISF advocate . For the 80% who haven’t donated, please step up We Need YOU to Go All in for Kids!