Sparta Education Foundation

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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:


  • LeAnn Kitson, President

  • Jim Kerby, Vice President

  • Sue Blackall, Secretary

  • Ron Hoover, Treasurer

  • Joel Stoner, Ex Officio

Board Members: Michelle Alster, Julie Anderson, Kristi Armock, Jennifer Baldini, Don Behrenwald, Erin Bormes, Chris Hoover, Martha Markham, Kathy Reed

Associate Members: Marj Brink, Lisa Edwards, Heather Holland, Connie Howes, Sue Knauf, Bob Liscome, Leo Maki, Liz Morse, Bob Schirado, Tena Stuhan, Deb Warwick, Laurie Zurek


Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. in the Administration Building on the following dates:

09/02/2022 Staff Pledge forms due to Payroll Office
09/14/2022 SEF Board Meeting
10/12/2022 SEF Board Meeting
11/09/2022 Grant Presentations (app deadline is 11/02/2022)
12/14/2022 SEF Board Meeting
01/11/2023 SEF Board Meeting
02/08/2023 Grant Presentations (app deadline is 02/01/2023)
03/08/2023 SEF Board Meeting
04/12/2023 SEF Board Meeting
05/10/2023 SEF Board Meeting
06/14/2023 SEF Board Meeting
07/12/2023 Grant Presentations (app deadline is 07/05/2023)
08/09/2023 SEF Board Meeting



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                              Providing Extras for Education for 30 years!