FAQ

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What has the BEF done for Brielle Elementary?

BEF-Timeline 1999 through 2015 (1)

How is funding determined?

Funding needed to preserve or enhance basic curriculum is identified and prioritized as a collaborative process between the BEF, the board of education and the Brielle Elementary School Administration. Funding decisions are based on the District’s budgetary needs and made on an ongoing basis.

What percentage of the money raised goes to the schools and what percent covers administrative costs?

Administrative expenses do not exist because volunteers do the majority of work.

What is the difference between the BEF and PTO fundraising?

The PTO organization associated with your child’s school raises money for individual school site needs. PTO works with your school administration to allocate funds raised for various needs such as staffing, equipment, site improvements, etc. These funding efforts are supplemental to BEF. It takes funds from these primary sources-PTO and the BEF to subsidize the huge gap in state funding necessary to sustain the academic enrichment programs and student services essential to the distinguished schools our children enjoy today.

Will my employer match my contribution to BEF?

Check with your company’s Human Resources department to find out. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Can I designate where my donation goes?

Yes. Your donation can be designated for all programs that the BEF supports. You can also specify that your contribution be used.

Can I designate that my donation support a specific classroom or teacher?

No. The BEF was established to fund District-wide educational programs which provides academic and student support continuity for all students in grades K-12. Because we work closely with the school administration and board of education to identify funding needs – and allocate money accordingly – you can be assured that the money you contribute will directly benefit the quality of funded programs and services at your child(ren)’s school(s).