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Mrs. DeGroat’s 1st grade class at Silver Strand Elementary

The Arts Pathway, visual and performing ensures these first graders in Mrs. DeGroat’s 1st grade class at Silver Strand Elementary have opportunities to ‘dream big’ and attend innovative programs like the recent Chalk Walk at Coronado High School, also funded through the CSF Site Program Grant. (Photo by Erica DeGroat)

Revamped Funding Pathways for Coronado Unified 2019-20

Over the years, the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) has continued to be responsive to the needs of Coronado Unifed teachers and students. During the 2018-19 school year, CSF’s Program Committee chaired by Claudia Gallant, worked closely with Coronado Unifed School District (CUSD) staff, and established a goal of revising existing CSF Program Funding Guidelines for Site Grants. With the goal of streamlining messaging for potential donors and aligning resources in a thoughtful and cohesive manner, staff reviewed existing programs to develop two distinct pathways that provide value added experiences for students grades TK through 12:

  • STEM Innovation Pathway, encompassing science, technology, engineering and math opportunities with all campuses using Project Lead the Way curriculum
     
  • ARTS Innovation Pathway, encompassing both the visual and performing arts opportunities.

Working closely with site administrators and leadership teams, CSF Program Committee and staff ensured programs required to nurture the whole child were provided. As an example, with CUSD taking on funding for the Library Tech at Silver Strand, Technology Resource Teachers at all campuses, and Academic Support and Enrichment (ASE) teachers at both Village and Silver Strand, CSF funding now clearly supports the STEM Innovation and ARTS pathways, ensuring every child has access to equitable, appropriate grade level experiences that can be built upon as they progress through our instructional programs.

This also provided the opportunity to take into account current grant funding available to each
campus, like the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), in order to ensure funding is truly equitable across the campuses. While each campus also has a PTO that provides support, Coronado High School also has funding for Coronado Art Education Foundation and Career Technical Education (CTE) which was factored into the funding.

Coronado Unified values and appreciates Coronado School’s Foundation grants of $787,000 with total funding over $900,000 with funds returned during the school year. Without the generous donors, The Lipp Family Foundation, Vivian Nelson Foundation, and business partners, these programs would simply not be possible. Thank you, CSF supporters!


STEM Innovation Pathway for 2019-20: $502,090

Silver Strand STEM Funding: $50,500 (316 students) Amount Notes
New! Innovation Lab Teacher $33,000 .30 Full-Time Equivalent
Robotics Team & Maker Space $10,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees
New! STEM - Training Curriculum & Supplies $7,500 Project Lead the Way

Village Elementary STEM Funding: $127,500 (836 students) Amount Notes
New! Innovation Lab Teacher $110,000 1.0 Full Time Equivalent
Robotics Team & Maker Space $10,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees
STEM (Curriculum, Training & Supplies) $7,500 Project Lead the Way

Coronado Middle School Funding: $199,000 (729 students) Amount Notes
New! CMS Innovation Lab Teacher $110,000 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent
Coding Teacher $11,000 .10 Full-Time Equivalent
Engineering Teacher $11,000 .10 Full-Time Equivalent
Intro. to Coding Teacher $22,000 .10 Full-Time Equivalent
Robotics Team & Maker Space $30,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees
STEM (Curriculum, Training & Supplies) $15,000 Project Lead The Way

Coronado High School Funding (1,162 students) Amount Notes
Engineering Teacher $25,000 .20 Full Time Equivalent
Computer Science Teacher $50,000 .40 Full Time Equivalent
Science Lab (Materials & Support) $25,090 Materials & Support
Robotics Team & Maker Space $25,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees

Arts Pathway, Visual & Performing for 2019-20: $285,000

Silver Strand Elementary Funding (316 students) Amount Notes
Choir/Visual & Perorming Arts (VAPA) Teacher $3,500 Stipend
SSES Band/Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Teacher $3,500 Stipend
Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Classroom Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $5,000

Village Elementary Funding (836 students) Amount Notes
Choir Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
Band Teacher $20,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Teacher $18,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $5,000

Coronado Middle School Funding (729 students) Amount Notes
Broadcasting Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
Exploring Performing Arts, 6th Grade Wheel Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
Digital Media & Intro to Film Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
Art Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $5,000

Coronado High School Funding (1,162 students) Amount Notes
Electronic Music Teacher $22,000 .02 Full-Time Equivalent
Band Teacher $22,000 .02 Full-Time Equivalent
Advanced Art Teacher $22,000 .02 Full-Time Equivalent
Broadcasting Teacher $22,000 .02 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $5,000

CSF Impact

  • 2019-20 STEM Pathway Funding

    502,090

  • 2019-20 Arts Pathway Funding

    285,000

  • Students benefiting from your donations

    3,100

  • Number of donors in past year

    948

THANKS TO OUR SUPERINTENDENT PARTNERS ($10,000+):

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