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Booster Clubs Raised $4.9 Million During 2022-23 School Year

Local public school booster clubs raised an impressive $4.9 million during the 2022-23 school year and spent $4.8 million in support of Conejo Valley Unified School District high school athletics, arts and K-8 schools.

Financial documents filed with the district in December 2023 show Newbury Park Baseball raised the most, $289,716, with Newbury Park Football and Westlake Football close behind with $249,980 and $232,125, respectively.

Westlake Hills Elementary Parent Faculty Association Booster ended the school year with $232,618 in the bank.

Family donations made up most of the organizational fundraising. However, Newbury Park Baseball’s next biggest fundraiser was its annual Christmas tree lot, with $106,727 in sales during Christmas 2022. After expenses, the team netted $35,759.

Most booster expenses usually cover coach salaries. Newbury Park baseball coaches were paid $55,693, but the team’s biggest expense was $80,284 for field maintenance and repairs.

Westlake Football had $39,566 in spirit wear sales, netting the team $14,870. Westlake parents donated $64,492 to the football booster. Coach stipends were the largest expense at $85,179.

Newbury Park Football hosted a golf tournament fundraiser that raised $50,693, with the team netting $21,042. The top expense for the Newbury Park football team was coach salaries at $52,519.

The Westlake Hills Elementary Parent Faculty Association Booster ended the school year with the most cash in the bank, $232,618.

A list of booster organization finances for 2022-23 is shown below ranked by cash-on-hand as of June 30, 2023.

Source: Conejo Valley Unified School District documents.

*A discrepancy was found on the Westlake High School Softball Booster Club paperwork. They reported a closing balance of $19,674; however, the math added up to $16,738, so that is the figure reported here.

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