What are the differences between school district funds, Moreland Education Foundation funds, and my Home & School Club funds?

Moreland Education Foundation

The Moreland Education Foundation raises funds to support all seven schools in the Moreland School District, and has the ability to...

  • raise funds for teacher and staff salaries.

  • fund educational programming available to the entire school district.

  • offer grants to teachers for innovative teaching models and projects.

  • offer support to all parent organizations by purchasing items to be shared district wide; such as, concessions equipment (popcorn and cotton candy machines, and hot dog roller).

  • supplement gaps in the school district’s budget when state and city funding is lacking.

Home & school Clubs

Home & School Clubs support needs and activities specific to their school site, and have the ability to...

  • purchase classroom and teaching supplies.

  • fund student activities such as field trips, events, and learning experiences.

  • build community support through activities and events.

Moreland school District general fund

The Moreland School District general fund is funded through four different revenue sources: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) revenues (86%), Federal revenues (4%), State revenues (5%) and Local revenues (5%).  LCFF sources are the funds received from the state for each child that is in attendance on average during the course of the year.  With these funds the Moreland School District provides...

  • core curriculum programs.

  • infrastructure.

  • capital investments, such as schools buildings, fields, etc.

  • technology.

  • teaching, administrative, and support staf f.

What about the Measure G Parcel Tax and Measure K Bond that I've heard about?

Measure G Parcel tax

On June 7, 2016, voters approved Measure G Parcel Tax assessment for $142.00 per parcel for eight years. Parcel Tax funds allow Moreland School District to attract and retain high quality teachers, maintain high-quality science, reading and math programs, including classroom technology and learning materials, keep class size small and keep school libraries open and accessible to students. The tax is assessed against each parcel of taxable land within MSD boundaries.

Measure K Bond

The Measure K Bond was passed in 2010. This bond will continue to improve the buildings and classrooms that house our students. Projects include installing solar panels on all of our school sites to decrease the use of general fund money. Bond money cannot be used to pay salaries, which is the biggest part of a district’s budget. Go to www.moreland.org and search for Measure K for more information.

Public school is supposed to be free. Why do I have to pay?

The reality is that funding for public schools in California is not enough. Moreland School District has faced over $5 Million in cuts over the last several years. There is no waste to cut from the budget and classrooms are being directly affected. For our children to be competitive with students across the state, country and the globe, we must invest in their schools now.

What if I already give to Music In Moreland or Sports In Moreland?

If you have a student in our music or sports programs, you will also be asked to contribute to the MiM or SiM direct donation drives. We encourage you to give to both the Annual Fund Drive and the MiM/SiM drives. The amount of money that we allocate to MiM and SiM Budgets from the Annual Fund Drive is not enough to cover the expenses of the Music and Sports Program, which is why the separate MiM and SiM donation drives are necessary. Together it ensures that Moreland students continue to receive quality Music and Sports education. For specific information about what the MiM and SiM direct donation drives support, please visit the MiM and SiM tabs at www.mefhome.org.

Who can I contact if I want to know more about the financials of the MEF Foundation?

If you have any questions about financial information please email president@mefhome.org.  All request of financial information are responded to within 30 days.