Presentation on theme: "Building a Sustainable Community School. This year at a glance Total expenses for this school year (annualized approximation) = $870,000 85% of expenses."— Presentation transcript:
Building a Sustainable Community School
This year at a glance Total expenses for this school year (annualized approximation) = $870,000 85% of expenses covered by the Capezios 4% covered by community fundraising efforts 11% covered by parents-paid tuition Average revenue composition for private schools is 75% tuition 25% donations and fundraising PRS is currently at a revenue mix of 11% tuition; 89% donations and fundraising
Moving Toward Sustainability
A closer look at Tuition Tuition Numbers for current school year 55 students enrolled as of May 13, 2010 Pre-K (12 students) $2750 annual tuition ($275 / month*) 41% of tuition paid by parents - $126 / month average 51% of tuition paid by the Capezios via financial aid K – 6 (43 students) ($425 / month*) $4250 (avg.) annual tuition 49% of tuition paid by the parents - $210 / month average 51% of tuition paid by the Capezios via financial aid *Tuition rate is based on 10 monthly payments Tuition Numbers for Total student capacity: 90 students Pre-K (15 students max) $1550 annually for Pre-K 100% of tuition paid by parents - $130 / month* No school financial aid K – 7 (43 students) $3050 annually for K – 7 100% of tuition paid by parents - $255 / month* No school financial aid *Tuition rates are based on 12 monthly payments
Changing the mode of thinking PRS Goals for Tuition and Parent Ownership of contributing to a viable school model: 1) Make the highest quality education a reality for all children through affordable tuition while building tuition to a sustainable percentage of operating expenses. 2) Provide a system for parents to build a network of support within themselves and their own personal resources to raise donations to cover a percentage of operating expenses. 3) Remove the perception of lack associated with school-provided financial assistance and give parents the power to provide their children with a (out-of-this) world class education.
The P.O.W.E.R Fund Parents Organizing Ways to Ensure Resources Parents are responsible for raising a $100 donation per month per child that attends PRS –($1200 annually) The donations can be a contribution of their own or through a self developed support network (i.e. relatives, friends, neighbors, etc.) The POWER fund is essentially “owned” by the parents of PRS and donations to this fund will be facilitated through the Parent Committee All contributions to the POWER Fund are tax deductible Parents are encouraged to maximize efforts for contributions to the POWER fund to build additional reserves for future years Annual contribution to the school Tuition (K-7)$3050 POWER fund contribution$1200 Total for the school year$4250 Tuition (Pre-K)$1550 POWER fund contribution$1200 Total for the school year$2750