$80,000 was paid by parents (ECC fund) for the following:
- Science consultant
- PE consultant
- Music Consultant
- Technology Consultant
- Reading Specialist (75% of this person’s salary is paid by our ECC fund)
- Mini-grants – $2,000 per grade that teachers can request for items to benefit students (not field trips or assemblies)
Each child gets 30 minutes per week of PE, Music and Technology. K-3rd graders get 30 min/week of science; 4-6th graders get 60 min week of science.
In addition to money we have to raise for the ECC fund, parents also contribute to PTA (separate from ECC fund) that pays for art, garden science, media center and many other things. In 2015-16 parents at our school contributed $32,880 to the PTA. Then, we still had to have fundraisers such as jog-a-thon, restaurant nights, strawberry sales, etc. to add to the amount donated by parents to have the funds to pay for PTA programs.