All funds raised by the Portola Valley Schools Foundation’s Annual Campaign go directly to the District’s General Fund, where they help pay for additional teachers, specialists and paraeducators to keep our student/teacher ratio lower than surrounding public schools and on par with many independent schools.
In addition, the Science, Math, Art and Music specialists the Foundation helps support enrich the curriculum. Also, counselors at both campuses teach Social Emotional Learning and meet individually with students and parents on an as-needed basis.
The Foundation‘s contribution accounts for 5–7% of the District’s General Fund budget.
Thanks to our contribution, the District’s General Fund can provide: