Programs We Support
HBEF collaborates with the View and Valley Principals as well as Superintendent Escalante to determine the best use for the dollars raised through Annual Giving and HBEF. Although it would be great to fund all the programs in jeopardy and recently cut out of our school program, financially it is not possible. The following programs were labeled as having the greatest need and impacting the most students.
Class Size Preservation (K-8)
Additional teachers for classrooms, equally important whether we are in person or virtual. This is more critical than ever with less state funding coming and no state class maximums in grades 4-8. HBEF funding also helps ensure our TK-3 class sizes stay at or below 24 kids per class.
Distance Learning support (K-8)
To strengthen the learning experience, HBEF is funding a distance learning platform and curriculum for grades K-8, as well as, continued google certification for teachers.
Supporting full-time counselors at View & Valley this year.
IDEA Lab, Steam & Tech. (SPARKS will continue as a Lunch Club during virtual learning, allowing parents with younger children that need more help to opt-in if their schedules allow).
Four years ago HBEF funding was able to bring music back to grades 1-3, and three years ago to grades 4-8 after multiple years of no music instruction across all grades. Weekly music classes now exist for students in grades 1-5 and MS Band (6-8), giving our students another opportunity for learning while virtual or in person.
Academic Support & Intervention
Supporting academic growth with a credentialed teacher, using small groups or one on one to work on developing reading proficiency.
Open to eighth grade students giving them the benefit of Spanish I before entering High School.
Middle School Electives
Art, Band, STEAM, Tech, Digital Literacy, Drama & Digital multimedia.
Physical Education (1st-5th)
Keeping our students moving and advocating a healthy lifestyle that helps improve their well-being and academic success.