As the expectations of students climb at ever younger and younger ages so too do the expectations of the programs they join. In order for our students to compete at the highest level they must have access to higher and higher levels of support. Travel expenses to compete in bigger and more prominent tournaments or contests are just one example of how this issue presents itself. Equipment is another manifestation of the growing need to compete in every area. Coaches and sponsors need more resources at their disposal to attract students to their programs and to be successful when they do enter the competitive arena. This fund would be created with the idea of establishing a baseline fund of at least one million dollars which would be invested and then only the interest used in support of programs on an as needed basis. An example might be to buy a new, somewhat expensive piece of band equipment, or to purchase the necessary facility and equipment upgrades for the Robotics program. Similarly new equipment for an athletics program might also be considered.
Estimated Cost: $1-5 million