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About the Foundation...

COLD SPRING SCHOOL FOUNDATIONThe Cold Spring School Foundation was established in 1980 in response to Serrano/Priest and Proposition 13 State Legislation. Combined with declining school enrollment, Cold Spring School was left with one of the lowest ADA's (translate, "funding status") in Santa Barbara County. In response to these monetary constraints, the Foundation was originally established to raise funding for art, music, and library resources. Computer technology has become an additional beneficiary of this funding, as has Physical Education.

In addition to annual fund-raising events, the Foundation, as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational institution, also serves as the channel for various funds raised for specific endeavors such as the construction of the school library.

The Cold Spring School Foundation is charged with raising money to fund annual grant requests from the School Board. The Foundation supplements funding for staffing and instruction in the arts, music, drama, library, STEAM, and technology programs as a complement to the core subjects.


Thank you for your Support!

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Cold Spring School continues to be ranked as a top School District in the State of California for its Academic Excellence in Education!  It’s our outstanding teachers and staff, parents, and community partnerships who work together to provide an outstanding learning environment that makes Cold Spring School truly special!

Cold Spring School has created a learning environment that encourages self-discovery with multiple hands-on learning opportunities.   The committed teachers and staff are constantly striving to identify and support each child’s Passion by offering a comprehensive core program that incorporates Art, Physical Education, Music and Theatre, Technology, and Design/Engineering.

Together, we are working to ensure every student leaves sixth grade with a desire to “make a difference in our world” by following his/her Passion. We are empowering every student by encouraging him or her to think differently about the world we live in through these comprehensive enrichment programs.

These enrichment programs would not be available without the financial support and involvement of the parents and the community as all of these enrichment programs are supported by parent and community contributions made through the Cold Spring School Foundation.

I am thankful to be leading a community that believes we can make the world a better place by supporting the creativity and innovation inside each one of our children.  Thank you for your continued support!

 Dr. Amy M. Alzina

The Foundation typically holds its meetings on the last Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Gazebo. Foundation members serve two-year terms with elections in December and an organizational meeting in January.



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