Voluntary Tuition helps provide necessary resources for the school year. Your donations directly benefit Farallone View.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Voluntary tuition fully funds our Science, Art, Performing Arts & P.E. Programs. As well other school wide events like Teacher Appreciation, Oceans Week, 5th Grade Promotion, March Reading Madness.
This year we're planning on bouncing back from this pandemic with all of our enrichment programs! When we say we fund these programs, we mean it! Our Science Teacher, Art Teacher, Performing Arts and Music Teacher and their supplies are all fully funded by the money we raise!
WHY ITS NEEDED
There are often years when our budget does not allocate for critical aspects of the education system at Farallone View. Voluntary Tuition helps provide and supplement the existing budget and fills gaps that are not federally or state funded.
Last year we took an unexpected financial blow. One entire fundraising event, our annual Auction, did not happen. That alone was a $30,000 loss. Our year's expenses were covered, but our reserves were tapped. Without help, we will be unable to fund the supplemental enrichment programs that our students look forward to for 2022/2023.
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YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS
Frequently Asked Questions About Voluntary Tuition
Q: Does the money stay at Farallone View or does it go to the district?
A: All the money raised through Voluntary Tuition stays at Farallone and is used to pay for the enrichment programs at Farallone View and numerous other supports and improvements on campus.
Q: Do I have to pay?
A: No, there is no requirement to pay Voluntary Tuition. However, the school and students rely on the funding to pay for all the enrichment programs at Farallone View.
Q: What if I can't afford it? Can I give less?
A: The amounts are suggested based on actual costs to fund all programs for the school year. If you cannot afford the suggested amount, pay what you can. There is also an option to make monthly installments.
Q: Does it only cover my child?
A: All money is pooled to ensure all students have access to the enrichment programs.
Q: Why do you do this?
A: Enrichment programs contribute to the well-rounded education of Farallone View students. They provide exposure and hands-on exploring generally not provided in the classroom setting. Enrichment programs help foster a lifetime love of learning.
Without Voluntary Tuition, students and parents would be asked to fundraise in other ways, such as hawking goods several times a year.
Q: What if some families can't pay? Do their students get excluded?
A: No child is excluded from the enrichment programs.
Q: When do I pay?
A: The Voluntary Tuition drive starts at the end of August and runs through the middle of September; however, donations are accepted all year.
Q: Is the PTO tax-exempt ID?
A: Yes, Friends of Farallone PTO is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered under the Federal Tax ID number 94-3207340.