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 2018-19:
Julie Anderson, President
Sue Knauf, Vice President
Sue Blackall, Secretary
Kathy Reed, Treasurer
Peter Bush, Ex Officio
Chairs: Michelle Alster, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Heather Holland, Chris Hoover, Martha Markham, Laurie Zurek
Associate Members: Marj Brink, Lisa Edwards, Connie Howes, Bob Liscome, Leo Maki, Liz Morse, Gordie Nickels, Bob Schirado, Tena Stuhan, Deb Warwick
Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. in the Administration Building on the following dates:
July 11, 2018 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is June 29 August 8, 2018 SEF Board Meeting August 21, 2018 District All-Staff Meeting September 7, 2018 Staff Pledge Forms Due, please give to Jill in Payroll Office September 12, 2018 SEF Board Meeting October 10, 2018 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Sept. 28 November 14, 2018 SEF Board Meeting December 12, 2018 SEF Board Meeting January 9, 2019 SEF Board Meeting February 13, 2019 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Feb. 1 March 13, 2019 SEF Board Meeting April 10, 2019 SEF Board Meeting May 8, 2019 SEF Board Meeting June 12, 2019 SEF Board Meeting July 10, 2019
Grant Presentations, deadline for application is June 28
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: