Educational Institutions

Tustin Public School Foundation

  • TUSTIN , CA
  • www.tpsf.net

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tustin Public Schools Foundation is to further student excellence in local public schools by mobilizing the community and its resources.

Main Programs

  1. Summer Academy
  2. Save Our Sports (SOS) After-School Sports Program
  3. AVID
  4. Classroom Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Foundation serves the 28 schools and 24,000 students in the Tustin Unified School District enrollment area, including Tustin, West Irvine, Santa Ana and unincorporated Orange County.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Carol Burby Garrett

Keywords

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tpsf, schools foundation, dino dash, education, school funding

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EIN

33-0353928

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Past Year: Provided after-school sports to 2,000 middle school students, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.Launched the Tustin Summer Academy, providing hands-on enrichment in STEM and other areas.Provided new technology, training, curriculum development and needed equipment.Provided graduating seniors with scholarships to pursue their academic dreams.Provided grants to every Tustin Unified school library to help meet the ongoing need for new books and reference materials. Goals: Expand Summer Academy to engage and enrich more students.Support a new after-school sport for middle school students.Provide support to students through the AVID program.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Summer Academy

The Summer Academy is an enrichment program operated by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and taught by credentialed Tustin Unified teachers. Designed to explore new concepts and nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, these exciting courses are all about making learning fun—no homework, no tests, no grades!

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$160,000.00

Program 2

Save Our Sports (SOS) After-School Sports Program

The Foundation's Save Our Sports initiative provides funds for an after-school sports program at all 6 TUSD middle schools. Thanks to generous community donations, students at Columbus Tustin, Currie, Hewes, Pioneer, Utt and Orchard Hills Middle Schools have the opportunity to participate in organized intramural cross country, basketball and volleyball competitions—programs which were nearly cut because of district budget limitations.

Category

Recreation & Sports, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$60,000.00

Program 3

AVID

The Foundation donates funds to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). A college-readiness program, AVID helps to raise the expectations and achievements of academically average students by placing them in advanced classes and providing them with an elective class that prepares them to succeed in high school and college. More than 600 TUSD students among all 5 middle schools and 3 high schools participate in the AVID program.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 4

Classroom Grants

Provide funding for innovative projects designed to engage and inspire students.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Foundation works to further excellence in local public schools. Building upon the creative and professional teaching in the Tustin Unified School District, the Foundation adds programs, educational supplies, academic support to enhance the experience of Kindergarten - 12th grade students.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Providing funding for programs and initiatives that impact student learning, and that the School District is unable to fund.
    This includes funding for middle and high school teachers in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, Classroom and School-wide Grants, and academic materials.
    Operating programs that reach, teach and inspire students, such as the after-school sports program and the Summer Academy.
    Mobilizing the community and its resources to reach, teach and inspire students, through programs such as College Connect, which pairs community members with high school students.
    Encouraging innovation in and outside of the classroom, such as through the Robotics League.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Tustin Public Schools Foundation is dedicated to efficient use of resources. Volunteers extend the reach of the Foundation into the community, chair initiatives, work with students, and provide leadership. Corporations, individuals, and the School District all work together to further the Foundation's mission.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Foundation surveys principals, administrators, and board members to get feedback on the Foundation's impact. The Foundation also looks at increasing the numbers of students served. Student feedback is gathered at the Summer Academy to help determine if goals are met through the program.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Pushed innovation by expanding Summer Academy courses to include elementary robotics, video production and extreme technology.
    Launched a pilot program, College Connect, to mentor under-served high school students.
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Foundation serves the 28 schools and 24,000 students in the Tustin Unified School District enrollment area, including Tustin, West Irvine, Santa Ana and unincorporated Orange County.

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Funding Needs

Summer Instrumental Music Program: $20,000 Summer STEM Academy: $10,000 Professional development: $10,000 Tutors, AVID program: $20,000 Performing Arts Support: $50,000

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Financials

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TUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
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Operations

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Tustin Public School Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Carol Burby Garrett

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"FUNDING PRIORITIES Projects that directly impact student learning in the Tustin Unified School District: * Classroom and School-Wide Grants * Tutors for the AVID program * After-School Sports * Music and Performing Arts * Library/Media Center Support * Technology and Internet Safety * Summer Academy Enrichment and STEAM Program * Robotics * Program and College Scholarships"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Margie Sepulveda

Educator/Principal/Administrator

Term: June 2015 - May 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity