What is the PTSA?
The PTSA is a nonprofit run by caregiver volunteers to build community among our parents, students, staff, and faculty and to raise money for Newcomb Academy.
What does the PTSA help to fund?
The PTSA funds community events throughout the year (Winterfest, Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, Multicultural Fair, Staff/Teacher Appreciation etc.) We use funds for assmeblies and to help with field trip expenses.
What is the Newcomb Foundation?
Does the PTSA compete with the Foundation?
No. The PTSA and Foundation work together to raise funds and support various progarams at Newcomb Academy. The Foundation differs from the PTSA in that they fund academic programs, instructors, capitol projects, and supplies that are not available through LBUSD.
How is money distributed?
The PTSA works with the Principal and staff to determine the financial needs for school programs. The PTSA members vote to approve PTSA expenditures for programs. A portion of PTSA funding goes back into events sponsored by our organization.
What is the SSC?
School Site Council (SSC) is a committee formed of parents, certificated staff, and classified staff. It is overseen by the principal and meets a minimum of 6 times a year to oversee discretionary school budgets and spending. Parents are nominated and elected to serve on the council for two-year terms.