ESF funds enrichment so EUSD can fund everything else.

English, math, science, test scores, and academic performance are important. But they are not enough. EUSD strongly believes that enrichment programs that round out mandated curriculum, teach self-discipline and teamwork, promote self-confidence, and open the minds of our students are equally important. These are the programs that are not publicly funded. It is ESF’s mission to maintain these programs for all EUSD students.

The reality of public school funding in California is that property taxes are just not enough. In today’s financial climate, the best school districts are truly a product of public/private partnership. With significantly less money available from state sources, local school boards are continually forced to cut or reduce programs considered “non-essential” by the state government, but highly valued by students and parents, such as technology, music, art, library support, and athletics. Your tax-deductible donations will help keep these established programs and curriculum in place for every student.

Athletics  | Technology & STEAM   | MusicLibraries | Spanish Language & Culture | Site Grants

Athletics

Staffing and equipment need additional funding so sports can be accessible for all Cavitt and Olympus students. As funding goes down, so does sports availability.

Technology & STEAM

Modernizing our classrooms to provide opportunities for hands-on, interactive learning, on par with other high-performing districts is critical.

“In my 20+ years in EUSD, ESF has played an instrumental role in my growth as an educator. As a teacher, I attended numerous summer sessions that positively impacted my teaching and students. ESF encouraged innovation in my practice through trainings, Promethean Boards in my classrooms, and Chromebooks for my students.

Please consider partnering with ESF this and every year.”

– Kim Gerould, Greenhills principal

Music

Music, choir, and band are not part of district funding. Teacher salaries and equipment need support.

“I think, without a doubt, the fact we are 1:1 with Chromebooks has got to be one of the most significant benefits that staff and students enjoy. In addition, the very expensive upgrade to our network a few years back has really made the technology, that is now incorporated into our schoolwork, work well.”

– Mr. Harper, 4th grade

Libraries

Keeping libraries up and running helps cultivate our kids’ love of reading and supports the school curriculum.

Spanish Language & Culture

Expand the Spanish Language and Culture program that is currently being piloted at school sites.

“Donating to ESF has never been more important. In my 17 years in EUSD I have not endured cuts to this level at my school site due to depressed ESF fundraising. Please partner with ESF to create the funding solution to our underfunded district.”

– Ms. Platt, Cavitt principal

Site Grants

Principals can apply for annual grants for their school. This flexible funding supports enrichment in site-specific ways such as shade and playground structures, audio equipment, and flex seating.