Our New Initiative: The Foundation Fund: Supporting Teachers and Classrooms
On April 4, 2017, many members of our community came together to help us launch our new initiative, the Foundation Fund. During this meeting, we reviewed both our history and the growing need for an additional fundraising vehicle beyond the Phoenix Fund to help us meet some of the difficult challenges that our school is facing and will face in the coming years.
Through the annual Phoenix Fund, our school community supports our regular operating budget to maintain a place for teachers to teach and students to learn. Achieving our Phoenix Fund goal allows us to meet our critical budget needs and confidently plan for the coming year. The Phoenix Fund will continue to be an essential element of our operating budget each year, and we greatly appreciate the support that our families continue to show to this effort.
There are, however, additional challenges on our horizon, the most important being the substantial discrepancy in the pay scale that we currently offer our teachers and that offered in the local school district. After a great deal of thought and study, the RCHS Board and the RCHS Foundation Board have decided to address this issue head on by making compensation improvement for our faculty a priority. We believe that this will allow us to continue to attract top-quality teachers and staff members, and our Boards believe that compensating teachers for their dedication and commitment to our students and school is absolutely the right thing to do. In addition, we realize that our building will need some required maintenance and upgrades in the next few years, and our Boards want to be adequately prepared to meet those needs as they arise.
It is an additional way for our passionate families, current and former, and our alumni, to help realize our long-term goal of competitively compensating our dedicated faculty and secure our building.
Through the years, our school community has faced a number of challenges. We have found that whenever we have communicated openly and honestly about the issues that we have faced, our community has come together and responded. We welcome your inquiries, thoughts, suggestions and support. For additional information please contact email@example.com. For a pledge form, click here.
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