Commonly asked questions
Q: What is the athletic budget at DNHSAF and how is this funded today?
A: The DNHS athletic foundation budget is approximately $500,000 per year. This budget covers all athletic expenses.
Q: How many DNHSAF students play sports?
A: 64% of the student population are student athletes currently – higher than the PUSD average. Del Norte HS Athletics is Title IX compliant, with an equal number of girls and boys playing sports.
Q: How is the balance of funding needed for sports raised today?
A: Individual team fundraising makes up the shortfall in funding needed to run all athletic programs, in addition to athletic fees paid by all athletes. Team fundraising covers seasonal costs, however separate funding is needed for large scale athletic projects, maintenance and repairs.
Q: What are some of the current athletic priorities where funding is needed?
A: Multiple priorities exist today. In no particular order:
- Stripping, remarking, and resealing of the current gym floor
- Replacement gym lighting
- Reseeding or turf installation of practice fields behind the stadium
- Practice field lighting
- Weight room improvements: Including TVs, part-time trainer, and new equipment so that athletes can use the weight room year round, including in the summer.
- New batting cages for both baseball and softball
Q: How will the Foundation decide on appropriations – or where the money will be spent?
A: Money raised by the DNHSAF will be used to help all sports. The intent is to form a foundation committee that will directly advise the Athletic Department on the use of these funds. The Del Norte High School Athletic Director remains the decision authority on all athletic spend.
Q: How do I get involved?
A: We’re looking for more volunteers! Be sure to connect with us and lean how to get more involved
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DNHSAF Board of Advisors:
o David Wheeler, President
o Rachel Tollestrup, Vice President
o Robert Gilbert, Treasurer
o Susan Jose, Secretary
o Kyle Gilmore, Advisor
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