HSC funding enhances monies provided by the district, grants and other sources for the education of Steindorf students. The HSC strives to direct funds raised to classrooms/teachers/programs so as to enable each and every student to benefit equally from our efforts. The HSC Board works closely with the principal to determine where funds will best be of use and solicits input on priorities from the parent community to create a budget that is presented to the membership in May and voted on in June for the following school year. Please note that funding levels being higher for one area/discipline in the HSC budget does not necessarily indicate an educational priority, often these differences in funding actually reflect a leveling out of unequal funding levels within the site budget. The HSC budget is a living document that can be updated at any HSC meeting via a discussion, motion, and membership vote. This flexibility ensures the HSC can adjust spending based on fundraising levels at any point during the year, thereby ensuring we are able to remain fiscally sound.
The HSC Board Monthly HSC Financials are shared with Steindorf parents at our regular HSC meetings; the reports are then posted on our website.
2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The HSC Budget for the 2020/2021 school year was proposed in May 2020 and approved by Steindorf parents in attendance at the June 1, 2020 HSC meeting. Given the number of unknowns that existed when the budget was created, it is expected that numerous changes will be made to the budget as information about what the 2020/2021 school year will look like becomes available. Any changes identified over the summer will be presented and voted on at the first HSC meeting of the 2020/2021 school year on August 24th. Subsequent changes will be presented to and voted on by the parent membership at subsequent HSC meetings as needed.
One of the unknowns we face going into the 2020/2021 school year is the impact on the COVID-19 shelter in place and resulting economic impact on our fundraising efforts. We simply don't know if families will be in a position to donate at levels they have in the past, if restaurants will be in a position to host Family Dinner Nights, if we'll be able to have a vendor on site for running a play, if businesses will be able to donate items for our auction, etc. To that end, the HSC Board created a tiered budget for the 2020/2021 school year - in short, the amount of money available to support the programs and services funded by the HSC is directly tied to our fundraising success. As we reach more of our fundraising goals, more money is released for spending.