The Building ⋯ Future, Faith, Foundation campaign is raising funds to
ADD A NEW ELEMENTARY CAMPUS & IMPROVE SALARIES FOR STAFF
Immanuel has served the San Joaquin Valley for over 70 years, educating the whole student and making a significant difference in the lives of our young people, their families, and the communities we serve.
We want to be an intentionally Christ-centered, relevant, and adaptive school providing academic and spiritual programs which prepare students for the demands of a 21st century world.
The Board of Trustees developed a strategic plan to fulfill this vision. We engaged in a Pre-Campaign Study with The Timothy Group in the summer of 2015. Based on its success, several key findings and their recommendations, the Board of Trustees unanimously agreed that “now is the time” to begin addressing these needs and a Capital Campaign was approved in September 2015.
To address the current and future growth in our student population; we are adding a new facility exclusively designed for our K-6 students. This will enable the Jr. High to have its own facility on the main campus and give each segment of the student population its own identity and space and help us maintain the small class sizes we believe are so important.
This expansive project has 3 phases, that once completed will include:
• K-6 classrooms to house two classes per grade
• A library and media area
• A multi-purpose building that will be utilized for chapels, assemblies, music classes, special events, and a cafeteria during inclement weather
• Well-designed and guarded transportation pick up and drop off locations to enhance student safety.
We know that learning materials, technology aids, and even wonderful facilities are meaningless without properly prepared, competent, and caring teachers in every classroom. We feel that offering a solid, fair compensation package that competes with our public school counterparts is the best way to ensure that we keep the wonderful people we have and attract the highest quality applicants for new positions.
For a period of three years, we are dedicating a portion of the funds raised to “close the salary gap”. We will use this time to find an appropriate long-term funding source to meet this need.