Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the States of America dba Church of the Good Shepherd Schools
1800 Shreve Street
Punta Gorda FL 33950-5924

At Good Shepherd Day School, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the “Whole Child” and their families by providing a safe, nurturing, developmental environment that fosters an individual active, hands-on, age appropriate curriculum.  We aim to develop students who serve God through others and meet the complexities of an ever-changing world through intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual growth in a modern Christian environment.

CEO/Executive Director Rev. Roy W Tuff
Board Chair Rev. Roy W Tuff
Board Chair Affiliation Good Shepherd Schools
General Info
Organization DBA
Good Shepherd Episcopal Schools
Supported Organization Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Former Names
The Good Shepherd Day School
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2006
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration Yes Mar 2016
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,570,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,345,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

-We began our first P.T.O. that incorporates the Day School, Pre-School and the V.P.K. parents and teachers to come and work together as one school complex.   This organization has begun to be a team that supports the schools as one.

-One of its biggest fundraisers has been the Christmas Raffle where each family is asked to sell at least one ticket.  There are only 100 tickets to sell and each one costs $100.00.  The winner is chosen by a random ball lottery and wins $5000.00!  The school gets the remaining $5000.00.  Last year the winner gave back the winnings, so the school gained a total of $10,000.00 for the general budget.

 -We acquired land behind the school to build a regulation soccer field.  A generous parishioner donated the money to have the field built, with a backstop for other sports.  We are planning to use this field as a space to rent to outside teams.   Along with the field, we have obtained some wet lands to use as a marine biology lab for the children’s science curriculum.

 -After five years of trying out many communications systems, we have invested in a computer system that incorporates all the students’ grades, homework, lessons, and attendance as well as conduct history.  This has been a tough transition for many of the families, but in the end, everything is there for them and paper is conserved.  The system is

 -In 2012, we began our “Children’s Garden” where the children of all levels came together to plant a garden of vegetables and flowers.  Last year we added eight new raised beds for more room to grow.  Our goal is not only to plant and cultivate, but to learn about sustainability, agriculture, science, and math.  We have begun to service our lunch program with the vegetables we grow.   

 -Within this last year, we have taken steps to ensure our financial aid situation has been overseen by the senior administrative team.  This financial aid committee has enabled us to all know the circumstances in each school and to make valid assessments as to the scholarship amount to give to a family in need.  

Needs Statement

1. Maintaining and improving enrollment:  Improving our scholarship grants would allow more children to attend. The goal is to be able to provide $2,000-4,000 per family, per year.

2. Marketing this school would bring in increased enrollment, allowing more children to benefit from the program.  We would like to create a video that will be used as a marketing tool and community building platform. $7,200, 3-5 minute video
3. Enhancing faculty salaries and benefits: teachers in such a small school wear many hats and much is asked of them.  They are committed professionals, but improved salary and benefit packages are essential for making their work sustainable for the long term.
4. Professional development for each teacher, each year would strengthen our program and enhance the learning at all levels. $10,000 per year.
5. Technology enhancement:  We have Wi-Fi and a computer lab, though our computers are out of date and the server needs much work.  If we plan to keep up with the technology trends, we must rebuild our computers and server alike.  $60,000 – $80,000, one-time cost.


Background Statement
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Lee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type Unknown
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in our small but powerful school.  Here we work hard to ensure you not only get more than your money’s worth for education, you also become a member of our Good Shepherd Family feeling welcome from the first day you step foot in our school.  Our students understand RESPECT for one another and are regularly reminded of the unconditional LOVE we are asked to give to all we encounter as Christ our Good Shepherd taught us.

In our fast-paced, complicated world, Good Shepherd aims to keep our youth removed from the “street wise” mentality that permeates society today. Our faith in God and commitment to care for all of God’s creation help them develop as compassionate children eager to serve their community.

With learners as diverse as our society, Good Shepherd Day School utilizes a variety of teaching strategies to engage our learners and achieve powerful results at all levels of learning. We do this by utilizing each individual’s learning styles along with targeted instruction to engage in hands-on thematic units that motivate even the most stubborn of learners.  Moreover, with the child-centered, interactive environment, they are able to make necessary connections to the real world and use critical thinking effectively.  Our curriculum consists of all the basics; math, reading, spelling, writing, penmanship, science, and social studies.   Then, we enhance our curriculum through our dedication to integrating the arts in learning with physical education, foreign language, drama and music classes complete with violins and cellos.

We have implemented our “Children’s Garden!” as another “hands-on” project to integrate our science curriculum into our everyday work.  Each classroom plans, plants, and reaps the garden while using their math, science and language skills. Utilizing composting, waste reduction in our cafeteria and sharing our produce, we understand the “cycle” of sustainability. We also run every morning for release and exercise while we track the mileage and aim for a city to fictitiously run to.

We are a "Whole Child" developmental environment in which your child will lear and thrive while continuing on God's path of love! 
Description Every day we offer After Care to all the students who need to be looked after for the remainder of the day.  Our hours are from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at $5.00 a day.  This is a reasonable cost for a needed program for children who would otherwise be with  a babysitter or home alone.  Our program ensures the child does homework, works on craft items, plays games and engages in outside play with peers.
Budget $7,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
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 Participants in this program have success in the short term because they are able to finish their homework before getting home which allows them to spend quality time with parents, siblings or friends.  The children are also able to seek help from the teachers who assigned the work so they are assured it is done correctly and that they understand the material.  This is also an opportunity for all the children to mingle with different grade levels for socialization skills and is a great relief for parents who want a safe place for their child while they work.
Long Term Success The long term success of this program in measured by the gains made in the student's study habits, work ethic, and overall improvement in their academics as well as with their social skills with children in and out of school.  The community will feel the effects by not seeing the students running around the area, unsupervised with nothing to do.  As we know, children who are unsupervised usually find trouble!  This program eliminates much of that.
Program Success Monitoring We monitor the success of this program by informally interviewing the parents about the activities as well as occasional surveys.  The teachers allow me to derive a percentage rate of homework completion by their reporting in their grade books.  Another tool we utilize is the Terra Nova Standardized Tests which show improvements in many skill areas.  As stated above, this is evidently a direct result of the one on one interaction the students receive after school with their teachers.
Program Success Examples Some examples of the success of this program is in the effective gains made in their homework completion rate of 33%.  We know the program is doing well because it has grown by approximately 8% each year within the last two years.  A more telling example is the word of mouth with the parent network.
Program Comments by Organization Under Development
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Roy W Tuff
CEO Term Start June 2010
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Diana Gabel Finance Director/Administrator
Timothy Mitchell Treasurer
Mr. Gregory M. Summers Head of School/Administrator
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 85
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 9
Volunteers 3
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Roy W Tuff
Company Affiliation Good Shepherd Schools
Board Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Richard S Andrews Board Member
Carol Bemister Board Member
Arlene D Burk Board Member
Edmund C Byrne Jr. Board Member
Linda Essex Board Member
Beverly J MacMahon Board Member
William Shepherd Sr. Board Member
Rev. Roy W Tuff Rector
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 9
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 40
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $1,570,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,345,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,526,231$1,308,924$2,011,407
Administration Expense$0$0$3,441
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.140.840.56
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,450,651$1,502,342$1,593,062
Current Assets$74,701$58,727$81,783
Long-Term Liabilities$1,907,695$1,863,214$1,725,044
Current Liabilities$88,992$403,746$428,217
Total Net Assets($546,036)($764,618)($560,199)
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition and Fees $1,422,979Tuition and Fees $1,104,505Tuition and Fees $1,005,661
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSettlement Adjustment $284,879Contributions, gifts, grants $78,000Contributions, gifts, grants $116,763
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $93,3590 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.840.150.19
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets132%124%108%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the audited financial statements.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated in the financial statements. The 2013 financial statements include a prior period adjustment (reduction) of $748,665 to net income.
Nonprofit Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the States of America dba Church of the Good Shepherd Schools
Address 1800 Shreve Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 5924
Phone 941 575-2139