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About the Foundation
The SBSF is the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds for the science, art, technology, media, and supplemental PE programs not provided by the State of California. Comprising Discovery Labs, these programs are taught by instructors in partnership with classroom teachers through hands-on instruction.
Our Finance, Development, Marketing/Public Relations, School Site Development, and Governance Committees, which include parents of students in our Solana Beach elementary schools and community members who dedicate their time and energy to sustaining our enriching programs.
No. PTA contributions go to projects and community events at your school, while SBSF contributions pay for salaries, technology, and educational programs at your school not funded by the State of California.
Teacher + Instructor Salaries, Discovery Lab Supplies + Equipments and Technology Investments.
We give them to the Solana Beach School District, designating them to the school site specified by the donor to fund Discovery Labs and programs for the school year.
STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The Solana Beach School District funds the STREAM program to provide quality instruction on each of these subjects to encourage natural curiosity, well-rounded skills, and the pursuit of related professions. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17% by 2018—to 1.2 million jobs, but the market won’t have enough qualified workers to fill them.