PTA, EEF ... WHY BOTH?
What are the Capri PTA and EEF?
The PTA is a parent volunteer group supported by community members and a State & National organization. Through PTA fundraising and other efforts, our PTA connects our homes, school and community to help children succeed personally and academically. Membership dues are $25.00 per person/student with $5.60 paid to the State and National association. The remainder of dues donated stays at Capri.
The Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF) is a 501(c)3 who solicits and receive contributions from public and private donors for developing, conducting and financing existing and future programs like Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Technology, World Language, Wellness and Environmental programs and projects. 100% of your donation to Capri stays at Capri.
Where does your donation go?
The PTA raises funds to provide programs that enhance the curriculum and your child’s school experience during the current school year.
EEF's donations provide funding for Wheel Teachers Salaries. These classes consisting of hands-on, collaborative learning experiences for all students in Art, Science, Music, Physical Education.
What programs are being funded?
The Capri PTA programs are designed to enrich the students' curriculum and thus, will be fully- or partially-funded as donations allow:
ART SUPPLIES • CAPRI READS • CAPRI STRIDES • GARDEN • GREEN TEAM • FIELD TRIPS • LIBRARY BOOKS • MINI GRANTS • ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT • VARIETY SHOW • KINDER RODEO • COMMUNITY SERVE DAYS
The EEF-funded programs include:
ART • MUSIC • SCIENCE • PHYS. EDUCATION • FIT KIDS
Who decides how donations are spent?
The executive officers of the PTA prepare a budget and list of proposed programs each year. The proposed budget and plan are presented and approved by the general PTA membership during the September PTA General Meeting.
Funds raised by the EEF are allocated based upon the recommendation of The Capri School Site Council. This council is a school-level group made up of equal representation from elected parents, appointed teachers and Principal, who are tasked with improving academic achievement through efficient use of these donated funds.