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FAQs

 

1)  Does Cubberley Foundation take the place of PTA?  

No! Cubberley PTA is a vital part of our school, and they will continue to raise funds to provide a broad range of student programs. The Foundation’s mission, on the other hand, is solely fundraising. The Foundation works closely with Cubberley PTA to provide the best possible programs for Cubberley students. The Foundation is also able to help fund employee salaries, if needed, while the PTA can not.  

 

2) Doesn’t Cubberley receive its funding from the school district?  

 As a California public school, Cubberley is funded by federal, state and local funds, plus property taxes and the lottery, with funding managed by the Long Beach Unified School District. This funding can be restricted by many factors, including the state budget and educational policies. Cubberley Foundation provides the freedom to enhance our students’ education with enrichment programs that are not currently funded. 

 

3) Who runs the Foundation?

 An Executive Board of parent volunteers is in place. Board members serve 2 year terms and parents and staff are encouraged to participate.  The group is driven by a set of written policies and bylaws and is supervised by Principal Cathleen Imbroane. 

 

4) Where does the money go?  

 More than 85 percent of the funds raised goes directly to school programs. There is no paid staff.  Foundation maintains a minimal budget for legal & professional fees, insurance and other administrative costs. 

 

5) How does the Foundation decide which programs are funded?  

 We continue to work closely with the School Site Council, the PTA, Administration and Cubberley’s school groups to determine where the monies raised will be best spent. Proposals for program/project funding can be submitted to the Foundation Board annually.  Our 2019-2010 budget includes funding for school improvements, technology, sports, student enrichment, garden and arts programs.