The Barton School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial support for the mission of Clara Barton Open School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Money raised through the Barton School Foundation is used for programs that enhance the open education experience at Barton that are NOT funded by district, state, or federal money. Programs like Art Adventure, Options, overnight field trips, tutors, musicals, staff development and many others are paid for by YOUR donations and fundraising activities. These programs would NOT be offered at Barton if not for your generous support.

The Foundation manages the money raised through donations to the Barton School Fund and various fundraising activities, then distributes the money to support Clara Barton Open School in its mission.

The Barton Leadership Council, consisting of the principal, staff representatives, and parent representatives, elects the board of the Foundation, and assists the Foundation in setting priorities for distribution of funds.

During the 2014-15 school year, the Barton Foundation Budget is as follows
  • School Support: includes field trips, environmental education overnight trips, Midwest Food Connection (Uli), Options program, Green Initiative (school garden), after school transportation ($19,000)
  • Staff Positions: reading support, and teaching support in K and 5-6 classrooms to address larger class sizes($33,500) 
  • Staff Development and Support: ($8,000) 
  • Educational Supplies and Equipment: curriculum needs, educational supplies, Teachers' Classroom Fund, media center, music and art supplies ($37,000) 
  • Social/Community: transportation for parents, social events, Council ($4,500) 
*These programs are ONLY made possible through fundraising at Barton.* 
Please support Barton School by donating to the Barton School Fund today!

Please give generously, so Barton can continue to offer Students a rich experience!

Dahkliga dugsiga Barton waa mid aad muhiim uu ah tabaaruca schoolka. Siyabaha aad wax uga baran kartiid dakhliga waxqabaad kisa iyo waliba siidi aad uga qayb qaadan lahayd ,fadlan kalaa soo xidhiid Fadumo Roble ciiwaanka ah: 612-668-3580 ama emailka ah: fadumo.roble@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Visit the Clara Barton Open School Web Site For more information about Clara Barton Open School, please visit Barton's official Minneapolis School District web site.

Brenda Johnson,
Jan 26, 2016, 9:02 AM