At the PTO business meeting on March 11, 2014, the PTO Board unanimously approved the creation of a Social Justice Fund as part of the annual PTO budget. This fund has been seeded with $1,000 ($500 allocated to each school) with the intention of covering unmet, unanticipated, one-time student needs at each school.
The PTO works collaboratively with its members, school staff, teachers, the school district and community resources to meet student needs with established resources and programs. However, there are instances when existing programs, policies and resources fall short of meeting the needs of students from families experiencing economic distress. This fund has been established to meet those needs on a one-time, as needed basis. The fund is managed by a team of school staff members including principals, the social worker, the school psychologist, the nurse and bilingual resource specialists.