WHY DOES MPTO FUNDRAISE?
Despite our high property taxes, annual per-pupil funding in California’s public schools is significantly lower than the national average, and funding for our district (CUSD) is below the California average. MPTO raises funds to help pay for staff and programs that help to bridge the gap.
Providing staff and programs to help bridge the funding gap costs $1,000 per student per year.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
Most of MPTO’s budget is used to pay the salaries of 8 positions: 2 full-time teachers on special assignment (TOSAs), 5 instructional aides, additional hours for our media clerk/librarian; and for art and music programs through CSMA. None of these positions and programs would exist at Montclaire without MPTO.
HOW DOES MPTO FUNDRAISE?
Fundraising at Montclaire is pretty simple - we request that families contribute $1000 per child per year and participate in our FUNdraising events throughout the year (5K, WATSA, book fairs, etc.).