Annual Fund Drive
Dear YRCS Parent Community,
The YRCS Educational Foundation has determined that it is in the best interest our school to adjust our annual fundraising calendar.
As of this fall, the YRCS Educational Foundation “Annual Fund Drive” (AFD) will be launched at the beginning of the school year to be concluded by early October. Please know that the AFD will be the primary opportunity for families to make a personal financial commitment in support of YRCS and our Waldorf curriculum.
Why do we ask our families to make a financial contribution to our school?
We ask for financial support in order to help better sustain our school and Waldorf curriculum. We do it for our children. There is never a shortage of financial needs in public education. Each year our school, and school business office, are in need of balancing the budget and to pay for overhead, expenses, salaries and bills and planning for the ever-looming shortfalls the Governor’s office constantly juggles and predicts. We ask families to give so we can have a more successful program. While some families may have the means to do more than others, we do encourage ALL families to participate in supporting this education, which is so rich and generous, in itself, towards our families and children.
California ranks among the last in the nation in per-pupil spending, and the funds that the state provides must often be supplemented by the generous support of parents, grandparents and community members. Virtually every public school in California — not just charter schools — must fundraise from families in order to continue quality programs like music, art and foreign languages. There is a shortfall between the funds that the state provides for a basic public education and the enriched education inspired by Waldorf that our children receive at Yuba River Charter School.
Your contributions help bridge this gap and keeps our school alive and well with the rich, creative Waldorf curriculum that benefits our children.