St. Joseph School
2990 26th St W
Bradenton FL 34205
Mission
Saint Joseph Catholic School provides a program of academic rigor, rich in Christ and Catholic faith tradition, personal responsibility, and service to empower students for leadership in the global society.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deborah Suddarth Ed.S.
Board Chair Mrs. Jennifer Ierulli
Board Chair Affiliation Parent
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Supported Organization The Dioceses of Venice
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1954
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration No 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,094,879.00
Projected Expenses $2,081,607.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Current students have won academic contests.
Graduating students excel in honors classes and receive awards in high school in various academic arenas.
Top awards in the arts as well as the county-wide science fair is commonplace.
Implented more electives for the middle school.
Integrated I-pads and Apple TV for a more interactive, state of the art learning environment.
Ongoing campus renewal.
A fully accredited member of the National Catholic Education Association, Saint Joseph Catholic School continuously exceeds State of Florida  Standards of education achievement. 
Needs Statement

Saint Joseph Catholic School seeks to provide a faith-filled, academically rigorous, innovative learning experience to all Catholic and non-Catholic students. In order to do so, a great deal of financial support is needed to provide financial assistance to families in need and to maintain low tuition.

Continuous improvement is essential to the success of any organization. In order to stay ahead of the curve in education, funding is needed for enhancement of student programs, professional development opportunities, technology upgrades, facilities improvements, and classroom and learning materials upgrades. Funding for additional staffing to further enhance Dramatic and Fine Arts programs is also needed.

Ensuring long-term success of the school is another area in need of funding. The need for long -term investments in the school’s future through endowment and major gifts is an on-going goal.

Background Statement
Saint Joseph School open in October 1954.  The school consisted of grades one through four accommodating 42 children.  By 1956 grades seven and eigh were added brining the enrollment to 358 students.  An early childhood program for four-year olds was added in 1989 and remains in effect today.  The newest addition to our campus includes the 7th and 8th grade classrooms, conference room, science lab, library and computer labs which were completed during the summer of 1993. 
 
While remaining a parish school, Saint Joseph is the only Catholic school in Manatee County and serves the surrounding parishes of Holy Cross, Palmetto; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sarasota; Saints Peter and Paul, Bradenton; Sacred Heart, Bradenton; Saint Bernard, Holmes Beach; Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Longboat Key; Our Lady of Angels, East Bradenton; Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton; and Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, Parrish.
 
Parent participation in school activities has been evident since the early years of our operation.  The Home and School Ambassadors/Auction Committee, founded in 1958, has been extradinarily active in providing financial support to Saint Joseph's.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL
FL- Hillsborough
FL- DeSoto
Areas Served Comments
While remaining a parish school, Saint Joseph is the only Catholic school in Manatee County and serves the surrounding parishes of Holy Cross, Palmetto; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sarasota; Saints Peter and Paul, Bradenton; Sacred Heart, Bradenton; Saint Bernard, Holmes Beach; Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Longboat Key; Our Lady of Angels, East Bradenton; Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton; and Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, Parrish.  The school also serves nearby communities and cities.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

 St. Joseph Catholic School has been a staple for stellar education in a Christian environment and the only Catholic school in Manatee county for many, many generations. The school offers enhanced curriculum at all grade levels from 3 years of age through middle school aged youth. Our students receive high academic scores compared to their peers in public settings and even more so as they move on to college and graduate education. Challenges that continue to face any longstanding school are facility updates, technology advances, and maintaining a stable student body that brings in new students as well as retains current ones. We are making efforts for our exterior to catch up with our core academic and ‘family’ environment values.  We have highly committed staff, families and students and also a very dedicated church community who is a constant support to our children and youth of the future of Manatee County. 

 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

SJCS has more than fifty years experience in providing the children of Manatee County with a program of academic excellence infused with the teachings of Jesus Christ. As the only Catholic school in Manatee County, SJCS offers children from Pre-K to grade 8 the knowledge and skills to take their places among the leaders of their community while giving them an understanding of the principles of Catholic social justice that will guide them as they enter the broader world. This unique combination of the traditions of the Catholic Church paired with 21stcentury learning provides students the best possible educational environment. In order to continue to meet the challenges of educating our children in the 21stcentury, greater, more sustained financial resources are needed.

Programs
Description

Saint Joseph Catholic School, founded in 1954, is the oldest and longest operating private school and sole Catholic school in Manatee County, educating both Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades Pre-K3 through 8 for almost 60 years. All instructional staff is state-certified and many hold advanced degrees.

The campus is expansive and historical Florida 1950’s post-modern architecture with state-of- the-art 21stCentury classrooms equipped with AppleTV, Mimeo, and SmartBoard instructional technology. Students enjoy a wireless campus, use of personal devices, and school-issued iPads and netbooks. Teachers employ teaching strategies to meet every student's learning needs.

Budget $30,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success
We expect all of our incoming eighth graders to graduate this school year and will go on to high school, some with high school credits.
Long Term Success
100% of our students graduate from high school and over 95% percent go on to college.
Program Success Monitoring
Students are continualy monitored for progress in academic success through testing and teacher evaluations.
Program Success Examples
Our students not only graduate with grades and test scores where most of them are in honors classes in high school, but they leave with a moral compass that will guide them throughout the rest of their lives.  In speaking with current parents with older children that have graduated, they are excelling in high school and college and are making good decisions, that the students themselves will credit to Saint Joseph Catholic School.
Description

The Early Childhood Education Program consisting of grades PK-3 and PK-4 features center-based, thematic instruction including iPad centers with a developmentally-appropriate focus on emerging literacy and math skills. Pre-K4 families can participate in the state-funded Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program that is offered in the morning and the afternoon or participate in the full-day program for further learning and enrichment. Students enjoy a full curriculum including Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Religion, Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology. Students participate in the VPK Assessment three times a year and GOLD assessment in spring.

Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short Term Success
The program received 100% compliance from the Early Learning Coalition on-site evaluation in Spring 2013.
Long Term Success
The goal of the Early Childhood Education program is to prepare students for readiness for kindergarten and future educational success.
Program Success Monitoring
Program is monitored by the Manatee County Early Learning Coalition for compliance with staffing requirements, learning center availability, developmentally appropriate practices, displays, attendance verification, and children's records/files
Program Success Examples
Anecdotal comments indicate that children are prepared for kindergarten. Since the program was initiated in the 2012-2013 school year, the state test results/readiness rates for children who attended our VPK and were tested in Fall 2013 are not yet available.
Description

The Primary Education Program consisting of grades Kindergarten through 1 offers student-centered instruction, enhanced by experiential learning through hands-on lessons, interactive instructional technology, and off-campus trips. With a strong focus on establishing a firm foundation both in faith and academic skills, the primary program meets or exceeds National Core Standards. Students in the primary grades participate in developmentally appropriate school, parish, and community service projects, and extra-curricular programs such as K-Kids Club and after school intensive Art, Music, and Foreign Language learning communities. They enjoy a full curriculum including Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Religion, Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology. Students in kindergarten participate in FLKRS (Florida Kindergarten Readiness) assessments, and students in grade 2 participate in ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) and CogAT assessments.

Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success
The school's goal at this level are to provide a firm foundation on which the students' academic success in future grades will be built. Through teacher evaluation and checklists along with outside screening and evaluations by outside agencies, students are identified with learning issues that are subsequently addressed by the teacher and specialized staff.
Long Term Success
Children receive age and grade appropriate instruction delivered through developmentally appropriate practices and materials. The long-term success is measured by their standardized test scores and academic achievement as they progress through the elementary grades.
Program Success Monitoring
The school is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Florida Catholic Conference and complies with all requirements of the Standards for this grade level.
Program Success Examples
Children are well prepared to move from this level of education to the next grade. If supports are needed, they are provided for the students to insure maximum academic achievement.
Description

The Intermediate Education Program consisting of grades 3 through 5 offers a full curriculum with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus, Band and Choir. Students enjoy the use of school-issued netbooks and on-line/interactive texts. Instructors utilizes Appletv/iPad technology, and interactive lessons to develop higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. Intermediate students can participate in intramural and competitive sports including runner’s club, cross-country, basketball, flag football, tennis, golf, cheerleading, and soccer. Students also enjoy, after-school enrichment programs, competitive problem solving through Odyssey of the Mind, Pep Club,  Altar Service, K-Kids and Builders Clubs, Junior Legion of Mary, and Safety Patrol. Students compete in academic, athletic, and performance and fine arts competitions at the school, local, county, state, and national levels and participate in the ITBS assessment.

Budget $150,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success
Students are well prepared for the rigor of middle school as they leave grade 5.
Long Term Success
The goal of this level of education is to prepare students for the rigor of middle school curriculum in all academic areas. Students move through these grades with progressively more difficult academic challenges infused with the use of technology. Emphasis is placed on critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Program Success Monitoring

The school is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Florida Catholic Conference and complies with all requirements of the Standards for this grade level.

Program Success Examples

Children are well prepared to move from this level of education to the next grade. If supports are needed, they are provided for the students to insure maximum academic achievement.

Description

The Middle School Education Program consisting of grades 6 through 8 offers a rigorous curriculum with a focus on problem-solving and higher-level thinking skills and real-world experiences with an emphasis on Catholic Social Justice, stewardship and environmental awareness, responsible use of technology and social media, and personal accountability. Students who meet criteria may earn high school credit in language arts, math, and foreign languages. Students enjoy participation in competitive sports, academic and fine arts competitions from local to international levels, large-scale community service projects, and experiential learning through travel to New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. Students in this program participate in Student Government, Builders Club, National Junior Honor Society, after-school enrichment programs, peer tutoring, Altar Service, and Mass Buddies. Students take ITBS and ACRE assessments. Many graduates take Honors, IB, and AP level courses in high school.

Budget $300,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success
Students are enrolled in advanced courses through the Florida Virtual School for high school credit and for middle school electives. They earn high school credit in Algebra I Honors, Geometry, Spanish I and II, French I and II, and HOPE.
Long Term Success
With the rigorous curriculum that the St. Joseph Middle School employs, students are very well prepared for high school including the AP and Academy offerings at both private and public high schools. Staff from high schools have consistently related how well St. Joseph students are prepared for high school with the usual comment "We never worry about St. Joseph kids." The eventual success is the graduates' successful entrance into college and/or the workforce.
Program Success Monitoring

The school is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Florida Catholic Conference and complies with all requirements of the Standards for this grade level.

Program Success Examples

Children are well prepared to move from middle school to high school. Some students graduate with high school credits that allows them to take more elective courses in high school.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization

From pre-kindergarten through grade eight, Saint Joseph Catholic School provides an educational program of educational excellence, empowering students to become confident and contributing leaders in their families, church, community, and global society. For over 60 years, the school's focus has been and continues to be on offering a faith-filled, academically rigorous, and innovative learning experience to enrolled Catholic and non-Catholic students. An example of a cross-curricular experience is a student garden where each classroom has its own eight feet by six feet plot. This garden is used both as an educational tool by classrooms, an extracurricular program called the “St. Joseph Garden Club”, and much of the edible vegetation grown is donated to our food pantry. Recognition that our students receive in the school and from outside is a sign that the school remains steadfastly committed to the mission of academic excellence. In all grades and all subjects, students learn to take more responsibility for their learning with an emphasis on increasing problem-solving skills, higher-order thinking skills, analytical skills, and application of knowledge. Being true to our Christ-centered principles is visible in every student and classroom every day. Fulfilling a commitment to parents for a faith-based education, teachers provide opportunities for students to live, grow, and practice their faith in a variety of activities includes daily prayers, Mass, Blessing of the Animals, May Crowning, Stations of the Cross, and many other faith-enriching events. A characteristic of a faith-based education is the emphasis on helping those in need through community service projects. The school instills the values necessary to "give back" by organizing and supporting projects such as the peanut butter drive, canned food drives, Jesse Tree gifts, and other food drives. Helping others is a lifetime value that our students carry with them for the rest of their lives.

 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deborah Suddarth Ed.S.
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email dsuddarth@sjsfl.org
Experience

Deborah Suddarth attended St. Francis University in Joliet, Illinois, and graduated with majors in theology and elementary education. She began teaching primary grades, preparing first communion classes, coaching girls’ basketball, and directing school plays and musicals. She received a MA in School Administration from Indiana State University. She holds teaching and administration certifications for  Indiana and Illinois. While principal at St. Charles Borromeo School (enrollment 920 students) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she once again began studying at ISU and completed her Educational Specialist Degree with an emphasis in curriculum development. She was invited to become a part of NCEA’s National Principals Academy.  he obtained an Indiana State Superintendent’s License and became Associate Superintendent for the 42 schools of the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, where she assisted schools with accreditation, school improvement, curriculum design, and technology development. She conducted NCEA’s “Shepherding the Shepherds” program for several dioceses. She was part of Apple Computer’s Training the Trainers program and provided in-service programs in several Midwest dioceses. She was then invited by the Franciscan Sisters to assist their religious congregation with marketing, fund development, and new membership. In 2005, she joined the staff at the National Teachers Academy (affiliated with the University of Chicago) in Chicago, IL, to instruct teachers studying for an MA through a mentor program with classroom teachers of high risk children. Throughout these years, she watched most of her family move to Florida. In 2009, she became principal of St. Michael Academy in Fernandina Beach, FL. During her six years, the school grew from 150 students to the current enrollment of 253. In June of 2015, she joined her family members on the west coast by moving to Bradenton, Florida, where she currently serves as the principal at St. Joseph Catholic School.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 29
Part Time Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 120
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Diocese of Venice
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church
Saint Bernard Catholic Church
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church
The Knights of Columbus
Catholic Charities
Stillpointe House of Prayer
HOPE Family Services
Palmetto Migrant School
Kiwanis
Boys and Girls Clubs
Success Partners with Step Up for Students
Mam'Selles Club
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Kremer Foundation
Manatee Players
City of Bradenton
Manatee County Schools
Florida Catholic Conference
National Catholic Education Association
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Florida Catholic Conference2016
National Council for Private School Accreditation2016
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Florida Governor Rick Scott's Shine Award for Parent EngagementState of Florida2013
Champions in Cross Country and TennisFlorida Gulf Coast League (Athletics)2013
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted May 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

Saint Joseph Catholic School is a Manatee County treasure. Since 1954, the school has been dedicated to serving the children of Manatee County and surrounding counties by offering a faith-based program of academic rigor that prepares them for leadership in society. Senators, judges, lawyers, doctors, teachers, priests, religious, scientists, engineers, writers, movie stars, and professional athletes in your community and beyond have walked these halls and experienced this uncommon educational environment. Our graduates are equipped with a superb academic foundation, a profound understanding of leadership through service to others in the image of Christ, real world problem solving skills, a mature sense of personal responsibility and accountability, and the resilience necessary to succeed.

Our traditional Catholic values paired with our commitment to meeting the individual learning needs of each child through innovative instruction, academic rigor, and parent participation creates a learning environment like no other. The school has a rich history and continues to have major impact in our community. We look forward to Saint Joseph Catholic School as a driving force in educational excellence for years to come.

Other Documents
Other Document 2
Faculty/Staff Handbook
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Jennifer Ierulli
Company Affiliation Parent
Board Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Kris Bayer Volunteer
Ms. Michelle Connizzo Community Volunteer
Mr. Jose Estigarribia Halling and Little/Parent
Mr. Sonny Hogue Community Volunteer/Parent
Mrs. Jennifer Ierulli Community Volunteer/Parent
Dr. Constance Logan Pediatrician
Mr. Walter Miller Community Volunteer
Ms. Deborah Suddarth Ed.S.Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School
Mr. Chris Treston Volunteer
Rev. Tom Zalewski St. Joseph Catholic Church Pastor
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 89
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Finance
Marketing
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

As the only Catholic school located in Manatee County, St. Joseph Catholic School has been a staple for a stellar education in a Christian environment for over 60 years. The school offers enhanced curriculum from pre-kindergarten through middle school, along with Spanish, art, music, athletics, choir, drama, band and other extra-curricular activities. The students are recognized with high academic scores compared to their peers in public settings, with high admission rates to undergraduate and graduate colleges. Many of our St. Joseph alumni are highly accomplished and recognized members of our civic community and in positions giving back to Manatee County and surrounding areas. The challenges that the school faces are due to our heritage and history in our community are currently related to improvements and updates to physical facilities. As technology advances, it is our commitment to ensure that each student has access to updated and current technology to use while at the school as well as to prepare them for high school and further education. The staff, family, student and church community represent a community filled with warm, welcoming support to all and are committed to the success of the youth and their families for the future of Manatee County.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,094,879.00
Projected Expenses $2,081,607.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$19,267$207,991$410,814
$0$0$0
$2,200,026$1,713,284$1,638,018
Investment Income, Net of Losses$25,836$24,780$18,365
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$9,107$170,917$342,344
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$55,503$115,542$158,431
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,914,161$2,173,074$2,290,018
Administration Expense$53,076$54,286$42,541
Fundraising Expense$86,850$74,420$39,133
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.120.971.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%94%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue306%20%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,604,513$2,499,426$2,574,324
Current Assets$392,082$289,552$393,737
Long-Term Liabilities$29,335$258,710$274,975
Current Liabilities$203,436$124,626$122,990
Total Net Assets$2,371,742$2,116,090$2,176,359
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition and Fees $1,246,916Tuition and Fees $1,705,764Tuition and Fees $1,688,379
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountVPK - State Funding $82,992Other $115,542Contributions, gifts, grants $410,814
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEnrollment Fees $55,966Investment Income $24,780Fundraising $342,344
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits Yes
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.932.323.20
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%10%11%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information was taken from unaudited financial statements.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit St. Joseph School
Address 2990 26th St W
Bradenton, FL
Phone 941 755-2611

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.