Private Giving to Public Schools and Districts in Los Angeles County: A Pilot Study

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A.
School Principal Interview Protocol
This appendix presents the protocol we used to obtain school principals' perspectives on private giving at their schools. The information we obtained from them was used in our analysis described in Chapter 4, and ultimately led to our conclusions presented in Chapter 5.
I. School Private Support
1. How has the role of private support—in-kind and monetary—changed over time in this school, if at all? What is the impetus for the changes?
2. What is the most important factor for a school to raise private support (for ex­ ample, school personnel, active parents, thriving business community, or other factors)?
3. What is your role in attracting private support? How do you attract private re­ sources to your school?
4. What organizations, if any, operate at your school to attract private support? (Interviewer probed for the following: PTA, PTO, booster club, LEF, school coun­ cil, or other organization.)
5. What are the roles of the various organizations? How do the various organizations interact with each other? To what extent do the various organizations complement or compete with each other?
6. What mechanisms do the different organizations use to attract private re­ sources? (Interviewer probed for the following: school fund-raisers, grants, mail­ ings, personal contacts, phone solicitation, professional fund-raiser, other mecha­ nisms). How do the mechanisms differ for different organizations?
7. If your district has a foundation, how does the school interact with the foun­ dation?
8. Are there specific individuals within or outside of these organizations who are particularly involved in attracting private support to your school (for example, a particular parent or teacher)? Can we contact them?

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables vii
  • Summary ix
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • Acronyms xxi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - What We Currently Know about Private Support of Public Education 7
  • 3 - Research Methodology 25
  • 4 - The Who, How, and What of Private Giving 35
  • 5 - Lessons Learned from This Study 67
  • A - School Principal Interview Protocol 77
  • B - District Interview Protocol 81
  • C - Local Education Foundation Interview 85
  • D - Study Results on Local Education Foundations 87
  • E - Source Citations for the Private-Giving Matrix 93
  • Bibliography 99
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