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The David School

Total Qualifying Score: 6
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $100,000 to $250,000 – 2 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: No


The David School
David, Floyd County, Kentucky 41616

County (ARC Region) Floyd
State (ARC Region) Kentucky


Q1. Mission:

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive educational program for Appalachian youth who have limited financial resources and the potential to succeed in a nontraditional setting. We will achieve our mission by creating a nurturing school environment that offers all students, through individualized attention, the opportunity to experience success and to serve their community.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Our school helps educate disadvantaged Appalachian youth in eastern Kentucky. Our students are primarily students that have dropped out of public school or at risk of dropping out. We provide the opportunity for each student to succeed in a nontraditional setting, through individualized attention. We feel that we are making a direct investment in Appalachia’s economy by educating these kids and preparing them to be productive members of society.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 8/0 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 8/0 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $-75,715.53/$212,712.00

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $-75,715.53 / $277,040.63

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $-75,715.53 / $212,712.00

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($12,400)
Received From: SBA Payroll Protection Plan   Date Received: May 2020
For What Purpose(s): To secure pay for two administrative/staff members.

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

COVID-19 caused us to shut down all in-person learning after March 13,2020. We were unable to enroll students in dual credit courses at our community college and had to lay our entire teaching staff off. This caused an incredible burden on the remaining two staff members.  We reopened our facility in September, but the costs of cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer put us in a financial burden.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Securing funds for day to day operations.
One of our staff members or students getting sick.
Shutting down our facility for in-person learning.

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

As a new Dean of Students at a nonprofit high school, I feel this is a great opportunity to learn about long term financial management and fundraising. We fund our school entirely through grants and donations.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? Yes

List of Organizations in Proposed Cohort:
New Opportunity School for Women
Cowen Community Center
Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Center

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? No


The David School does not have an executive director.

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Fundraising

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Fall 2020: 11-Week Course (Nov. 9, 2020 -Jan. 24, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Jessica Thompson Thompson, Dean of Students

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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