The oldest, non-profit education foundation in Orange County, SchoolPower has raised money for Laguna Beach public schools since 1981. The Laguna Beach Education Foundation ("SchoolPower"), is governed by a board of trustees, most of whom are parents of LBUSD students. Our success depends on a multitude of hard-working volunteers, a small, dedicated staff and a generous community. Each year, we fundraise through our annual Community Campaign and several Events and Sponsorship Programs. Our goal is to bring the entire community together in support of local public schools.
The money raised by SchoolPower provides the four Laguna Beach public schools—El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School—with valued educational programs and resources. A percentage of the annual money raised also sustains the SchoolPower Endowment Foundation, which in turn supports the Teacher Grant Program and Large Endowment Grants. Examples of programs currently receiving funding from SchoolPower and SchoolPower Endowment are: K-3 class size reduction, performing/visual arts at the middle and high school, an additional high school counselor, an extra period for electives at the middle school, K-8 music, the foreign language program, district-wide advancements in wireless infrastructure and educational technology, an expansion of the strings program and high school athletics.