Total per pupil expenditure – Northwest Arkansas
Many people don’t realize that in the state of Arkansas, public open-enrollment charter schools receive 36% to 68% less funding than traditional school districts. In Northwest Arkansas the discrepancy in funding is substantial. For the 2015-2016 school year, funding levels for our schools were as follows:
Haas Hall Academy Needs Your Support
Haas Hall Academy’s rich and diverse academic offerings are largely made possible by the generous gifts received throughout the year.
Donations to fundraising events, the Annual Fund Campaign, matching gifts, the Ingenuity Center, and special campaigns enable us to provide our scholars with the finest, accelerated college preparatory education in the state of Arkansas.
Haas Hall Academy receives the state minimum per child, but does not receive additional monies for facilities and ancillary programs that local millages provide for traditional public schools. Your support is essential to our continued success.
Private support makes a significant difference in the daily lives of our scholars. For example, in the fall of 2015, Haas Hall Academy named our new Fayetteville campus— The Starr Scholar Center —after Billie Jo Starr, a great champion of education who has done so much to enrich the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas and specifically, the city of Fayetteville.
Mrs. Starr’s financial commitment to provide all new furnishings for this location is a gift that our scholars and faculty enjoy everyday. The Starr family’s generosity has allowed our faculty, staff, and scholars to feel like they are valued and deserve a well-appointed environment to match their exceptional level of performance in the classroom.
Annual giving by families and friends of Haas Hall Academy is a vital part of our development program. Unrestricted gifts provide a crucial bridge between state funds and the actual cost of running Haas Hall Academy.
Giving to the Annual Fund allows the school to respond to pressing needs and to provide the flexibility to meet the changing needs of our scholars and the School.
Examples of how Annual Fund gifts are used include updating technology, assisting faculty with classroom materials, and professional development. Funds are also used to support scholars who need assistance purchasing uniforms, school lunches, and AP testing fees.
Our financial strength is dependent on the participation of our entire school community. Your participation generates enthusiasm and encourages other to join you in supporting the School.
Parents, alumni, faculty, grandparents, and friends of the school are encouraged to contribute to the Annual Fund.
The 2016 Annual Fund goal is $200,000
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