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. 


All questions regarding SEF should be directed to:



Julie Anderson, President

Sue Knauf, Vice President

Sue Blackall, Secretary

Ron Hoover, Treasurer

Peter Bush, Ex Officio


Board Members: Michelle Alster, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Erin Bormes, Heather Holland, Chris Hoover, Leann Kitson, Martha Markham, Kathy Reed, Laurie Zurek

Associate Members: 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:
       (**Please note:  Meetings are currently held via Zoom**)

  August 12, 2020 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Aug. 5
  TBD District All-Staff Meeting
  TBD Staff Pledge Forms Due, please give to Jill in Payroll Office
     September 9, 2020 SEF Board Meeting (via zoom)
  October 14, 2020 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Sept. 25
  November 11, 2020 SEF Board Meeting
  December 9, 2020 SEF Board Meeting
  January 13, 2021 SEF Board Meeting
  February 10, 2021 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is Jan. 29
  March 10, 2021 SEF Board Meeting
  April 14, 2021 SEF Board Meeting
  May 12, 2021 SEF Board Meeting
  June 9, 2021 SEF Board Meeting
  July 14, 2021 Grant Presentations, deadline for application is July 9
  August 11, 2021

SEF Board Meeting




Administration Office 465 S. Union St. Sparta, MI 49345 P: 616-887-8253 F: 616-887-9958
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