A great Black and White Ball!
Original post made by Grateful on Oct 8, 2006
on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:30 am
Here's a question about how PiE works for our schools. I thought PiE was set up for equitable distribution of funds across the district on a standard dollar per student - so far so good, seems fair... so in the example of the proceeds for the B&W ball, I assume they divide the proceeds (ie $10,800), by the # of students (ie 10,800) and will give a flat dollar per student times the number of students at each school... (ie $1 x 400 students = $400 for school#1)
But what happens with Choice programs? If you have Alternative programs that get hefty private funding (either through direct parent contributions, Grants, Private donations from special interest organizations, etc.) which bumps their per student spending well over average district per pupil spending to start with, then I presume they also share in the PTA efforts at that schools, do they ALSO get a share of the PIE funds? How is that equitable education?
So we've got specialty programs that get better incremental funding, PTA support, then they get smaller class sizes, AND they also get their 'fair share' of PIE? Any thoughts on this? Is there financial reporting on our existing Choice programs going on? How does this work? For example, do we know how much incremental per student funding Hoover, Ohlone or Spanish Immersion have? And sources for those funds? And what they're being used for?
Why is this a fair funding model? I think once a program decides its going to be an alternative program, then it needs to drop out of the PIE funding food chain? Or needs to be held to basic district funding sources if it wants to get PIE funding. One or the other, but it should get to be both ways?
I don't feel like contributing to PIE until I understand how this works. Exactly.
on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:42 am
I do agree with you entirely, but I think you thoughts will become lost on this thread and if you want to generate good discussion, I recommend that you start a thread yourself on this topic and we can see just what people think.
on Oct 11, 2006 at 3:22 pm
Wasn't the Black and White Ball a lot bigger years ago. How can we make that happen again? I never even read about it.
Did the local paper cover it? They need to tell the community when an event like this is happening. How did they market the event?