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
Mission

Good Shepherd Episcopal School exists to help children develop into leading citizens through a college preparatory K-8 program that provides education in mind, body, and spirit in the heart of Punta Gorda. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Roy W Tuff
Board Chair Tyler Swanson
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Good Shepherd Episcopal School
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
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement


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 Technology enhancement:  We have Wi-Fi and a computer lab, though our computers are out of date and the server needs much work.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
Area
Local
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

My participation on the Board of Good Shepherd Episcopal School is an exciting opportunity to support and encourage the work of the school. The motto of “Mind, Body and Spirit” speaks very well to the efforts of the school in offering a challenging education to capable, interested students in an atmosphere that produces strong values. The education is strong in traditional subject matter yet is provided in the context of contemporary technology. The challenges of the Board are many, but focus on assisting the school in identifying students who can benefit from the type of curriculum offered and on maintaining adequate resources to support that curriculum.


Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is for K-8 students who are embarking on a college preparatory track.  Our small classes and dedicated faculty provide a wonderful learning environment.  Good Shepherd students do much in addition to their daily academics.  They sing and play violins and cellos, they learn Spanish, they pray daily and go to chapel weekly, they do art work, they salute the flag in the mornings, and they participate in a robust physical education program.   


As an Episcopal school, we are open to students of various faith backgrounds while also being a Christian school. A core value of Episcopal schools is valuing the dignity of every human being, and we strive to do that here.

Although we are a private, independent prep school for K-8 students, Good Shepherd also has a preschool for infants through pre-kindergarten. Together, the school and preschool are able to serve a child from the age of 6 weeks until completing the 8th grade at 13 or 14 years of age – a remarkable degree of stability during a child’s crucial formative years.

Please come and visit us at Good Shepherd Episcopal School and see firsthand how we provide education in mind, body, and spirit in the heart of Punta Gorda. We look forward to welcoming you!

Programs
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.
Comments
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 tuffroy@gmail.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
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
Collaborations
N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
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 Tyler Swanson
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term May 2017 to June 2020
Board Chair Email swansontyler7@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Carol Bemister Board Member
Belinda Byrne Retired
Dr. David Klein Private practice physician
Charles Marsee Retired
Joseph Semancik Retired
Greg Summers Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Tyler Swanson Retired
Roy Tuff Church of the Good Shepherd
Alice Vieth Retired
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 5
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 78
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 10
Standing Committees
Finance
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
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 Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,233,488$1,526,231$1,308,924
Administration Expense$50,012$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.231.140.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,455,568$1,450,651$1,502,342
Current Assets$137,283$74,701$58,727
Long-Term Liabilities$685,114$1,907,695$1,863,214
Current Liabilities$81,326$88,992$403,746
Total Net Assets$679,128($546,036)($764,618)
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition & Fees $1,230,213Tuition and Fees $1,422,979Tuition and Fees $1,104,505
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $350,837Settlement Adjustment $284,879Contributions, gifts, grants $78,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Contributions, gifts, grants $93,3590 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.690.840.15
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets47%132%124%
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

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