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.
**SEF is looking for someone to fill an open position for Treasurer**
The responsibilities involve 4-5 hours each month and monthly meeting attendance. Knowledge of Quickbooks is not required, but would be helpful. Please contact Vicki Brown at 616-446-0059 during evening hours or send us a Facebook message any time if you are interested!
S.E.F. BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-18:
Julie Anderson, President
Sue Knauf, Vice President
Sue Blackall, Secretary
Vicki Brown, Treasurer
Chairs: Michelle Alster, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Marj Brink, Heather Holland, Bob Liscombe, Martha Markham, Elizabeth Morse, Laurie Zurek
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