What We Fund

Alamo Heights School Foundation believes that an excellent education begins and ends with great teachers. By funding teachers, we can have a tangible, immediate impact on the education our students receive. More teachers mean smaller class sizes, innovative programs, and more individualized instruction. However, the State of Texas doesn’t view small class sizes, innovative programs, and individualize instruction as essential. In fact, the State of Texas says the following positions aren’t essential:

Here are some positions that are considered “non-essential”:

  • Librarians
  • Nurses
  • Gifted & Talented Teachers
  • Campus Tech Coordinators
  • Counselors
  • Special Teachers (Art, Music, PE)
  • Elective Teachers
  • Foreign Languages
  • Learning Labs
  • AP and Pre-AP Classes
  • Classes in Technology, Journalism, Debate, Statistics, Calculus, Biology II, Chemistry II, Creative Writing, Fine Arts
  • Band, Choir, Orchestra and Drama Programs
  • All Sports Programs

In Alamo Heights we believe that these teachers are vital to our students learning. Since the beginning of “Robin Hood” legislation in the 1990s over $526 MILLION of our property tax dollars have left our community. Today, we rely on the generosity of donors such as you to help us ensure that our students continue to have access to these VITAL TEACHERS.