As with any community and family, there are special circumstances from time to time which detract students from attending school or focusing their full attention on learning when at school. These personal situations are beyond the scope and authority of the district to address through the use of tax dollars; however, individual contributions to a charitable fund can be used to assist students and families at a time of need. The Student Care Fundserves this purpose for children throughout the school district.
The Student Care Fund, approved by the Board of Education, was established in August 2010 by Superintendent Ron Wimmer to assist students and their families in Unified School District 232. This fund provides financial assistance at times of special or extreme need to minimize the impact on students and keep them in school. Great importance has been placed on flexibility with the current superintendent and a review committee responsible for the use of funds. Based upon a simple referral form and approval, a disbursement check can be issued quickly so immediate action can be taken to assist the student and family.
How to give to the Student Care Fund.
School district employees may donate through payroll deduction.
Donations are fully tax deductible under IRS Code and Regulations
The fund helps students in many ways. Below are just a few examples of how we assisted students:
Quotes about Student Care Fund
“Thank you for accepting the recent requests to the Student Care Fund on behalf of two high school students (and many more over the course of the year). The SCF has been a wonderful resource to USD 232 families. In times when agencies are without the funds necessary to meet family needs the Student Care Fund has filled that gap and come through to assist families with a variety of needs. Thank you for having this vision and implementing a support that has assisted so many people this year.”
“Thank you SO much – I wish you could have seen her this morning as well as talk to her. The funds from the Student Care Fund have made all the difference in the world. I am confident she will keep her commitments and graduate on time with her classmates.” -- Debbie Gudenkauf, Social Worker USD 232