Sparta Education Foundation

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

  • Pete Bush, Ex Officio

Board Members: Michelle Alster, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Erin Bormes, Heather Holland, Chris Hoover, Jim Kirby, 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:

Sept 3, 2021    Staff Pledge Forms due, please give to Jill in Payroll Office
Sept 8, 2021    SEF Board Meeting
Oct 13, 2021    SEF Board Meeting
Nov 10, 2021   Grant Presentations (deadline for application is Nov 3)
Dec 8, 2021     SEF Board Meeting
Jan 12, 2022    SEF Board Meeting
Feb 9, 2022     Grant Presentations (deadline for application is Feb 2)
Mar 9, 2022     SEF Board Meeting
Apr 13, 2002    SEF Board Meeting
May 11, 2022   SEF Board Meeting
June 8, 2022    SEF Board Meeting
July 13, 2002   Grant Presentations (deadline for application is July 9)
Aug 10, 2002   SEF Board Meeting



                              SEF 30 year logo

                              Providing Extras for Education for 30 years!