Frequently Asked Questions -

FAQs -

Yes! We meet the first Tuesday of every month in Golden Valley Bank’s conference room at 190 Cohasset Road, Suite 170, Chico. Meetings are from 5-6:30pm. Any change to the meeting time will be listed on our website. Visitors are always welcome.

The Foundation allocates funds according to the wishes of the donors. For instance, you may designate a specific program or activity with your donation; you may start a new fund or add to a named fund in honor or memory of a loved one or teacher. Giving to our Endowment Funds ensures that Pleasant Valley will be able to continue it’s tradition of excellence for years to come.

Donations to our Annual Viking Fund increase grant opportunities for teachers to develop enrichment programs and provide additional instructional materials. These are projects that benefit all the students and truly develop the environment for a positive high school experience.

Students! Grants provided by the Foundation enhance the growth and development of all of our students. These classroom-based grants are provided to teachers for educational activities that directly engage students both inside and outside the classroom setting. Your donation provides money for such things as field trips, classroom materials, sports equipment and site improvements. All of these add to each students learning environment and experience.

The Foundation is a separately incorporated, nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of alumni, parents, former PV staff, the current vice-principal and community leaders. The vice-principal is a non-voting ex officio member of the Board. The vice-principal serves as an important link to staff and student leadership and keeps the Foundation accountable to serving priority needs of the school. The Foundation works with Chico Unified School District as a partner in pursuing the shared mission of equity and excellence at Pleasant Valley High School.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of alumni, parents, former PVHS staff, the current vice-principal and community members. The Board of Directors seeks funds and sets policy according to its bylaws.

The PVHS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization working in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation. The NVCF provides accounting, financial oversight and investment of donated monies. The Foundation raises funds and allocates resources to Pleasant Valley staff and students, enriching programs both academic and extracurricular.

In general, California schools need more resources. The limit on property taxes enacted by Proposition 13 in 1978 severely decreased overall school funding. When we account for cost of living, California ranks 45th* in per-pupil funding. In order to continue to provide a well-rounded educational environment at Pleasant Valley High School, additional sources of funding to support student enrichment programs, extra-curricular activities as well as capital equipment and improvements must be raised privately through donations.