Donations from foundations, businesses and individuals are used to benefit the children within the Goleta Union School District.
Below are the main support programs that Goleta Education Foundation assists with on a regular basis.
GEF is proud to support GUSD educators who are pioneers in teaching. By submitting an innovative idea, teachers have an opportunity to receive support for their impact on students’ learning. These grants are awarded annually. Read Details
Teacher Presentation Centers
In past years, thanks to community supporters, Goleta Education Foundation was able to dedicate funds to provide classrooms with interactive teacher presentation centers, an essential teaching tool. Each presentation center consists of an iPad, an Apple TV, and a large flat-screen television that can allow teachers to demonstrate their lesson plans like never before. Because of the support this program garnered, the District has now decided to fully fund these presentation centers, and so now every classroom in the District will have one.
GEF supported the extended and enhanced summer school program for students who were functioning below grade level. During summer school, in addition to classroom learning, these students focused on the fun of learning through experiences like visits to MOXI, The Natural History Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and many other places.
- Technology (iPads, Apple TVs, Chromebooks, etc.)
- STEM/STEAM Equipment/Curriculum
- Support for Spanish Speaking Parents (Padres Unidos)