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General Questions

Is my donation tax-deductible? 
Yes – your tax donation is fully tax-deductible and you will receive a letter or email from the Foundation, stating so, for your records.

What is the difference between what the schools’ PTO/As provide to the schools and the District 39 Educational Foundation?
The District 39 Educational Foundation has been incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization since 1993. Our Foundation Board of Trustees is an independent volunteer group which receives no financial compensation. We are solely responsible for raising and granting funds for projects that expand, enrich, and compliment educational opportunities for the students, staff, and community in District 39. We provide programs and materials that our community is not able to fund with tax dollars alone.

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  Elementary/Middle School PTAs serve as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.