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  • Green Tree School & Services | Capital Campaign History
    special needs and their families in Germantown since 1957 Today 150 students with emotional disabilities autism spectrum disorders and preschool developmental delays receive academic therapeutic personal and vocational services Every individually structured activity helps a Green Tree child reach his or her individual measure of success This is a safe haven for these special needs children 85 of whom live at or below the poverty level Green Tree School Services engages them in academic instruction vocational training music movement occupational and physical therapies individual counseling and life skills coaching Through partnering with families and the community Green Tree s gifted and extraordinary staff builds bridges that link students to the world around them Green Tree provides a caring environment for students who experience significant difficulties in traditional school settings In this place where they are both safe and understood children develop and thrive often beyond expectations Our Record of Achievement Educating special needs children presents challenges that require facilities with features designed to keep them safe and customized environments to treat their symptoms Additionally the data shows that the number of children who thrive only with the expanded specialized types of services provided by schools such as Green Tree is growing every year In 2000 the school had two students in the autism program Today there are twenty two Nearly half of the seventy two students in the Early Intervention program are identified as autistic or display autistic symptoms As the numbers increase the school must find room to accommodate additional students and establish new treatment facilities Today Green Tree School Services is spread among four buildings in two separate locations This separation creates program and service delivery obstacles and requires the duplication of certain services to ensure safety and security in each building Unifying the entire school in one

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  • Green Tree School & Services | Capital Campaign Pressing Need
    also pursuing a robust development effort that will compensate for increasingly strained government and school district budgets The Green Tree School Services Board of Trustees has carefully considered the facility options New construction offers the most efficient and effective use of resources Renovating any existing building even a former school for the unique needs of Green Tree students is prohibitively expensive A custom designed building will allow the school to maximize programs and student services and give the children an environment that encourages them in a design formed to function for their specific needs Good reasons for staying in Germantown led to selecting the location for a new school at 1196 East Washington Lane former site of the Ivy Leaf School Green Tree has been a part of the Germantown community for more than fifty years Moving to a different neighborhood would result in additional challenges including regulation and funding issues the overlap of existing services and the disruption of student transportation systems Green Tree shares a strong relationship with this community and the choice to remain in Germantown is part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the whole community GTSS Financial Picture Financial position as of June 30 2011 Assets CASH 1 281 000 15 82 INVESTMENTS 3 599 500 44 45 RECEIVABLES PREPAID 1 603 100 19 80 FIXED ASSETS 1 613 600 19 93 TOTAL ASSETS 8 097 200 100 00 Liabilities Net Assets CURRENT LIABILITIES 643 800 7 95 NET ASSETS Unrestricted 2 406 200 29 72 Temporarily Restricted 238 900 2 95 Designated Campus 1 808 300 22 33 Designated Other 3 000 000 37 05 TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS 8 097 200 100 00 Cash consists of Bank Accounts Investments consist of marketable securities and mutual funds Receivables Prepaids consist

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  • Green Tree School & Services | Capital Campaign Vision
    students and families for the next half century the staff and Board of Trustees carefully reviewed data and determined that a new school building must provide the most programmatic and fiscally sound solution Because special needs students require specialized environments this new building will include Classrooms Learning and Vocational Skills centers and Sensory Rooms utilizing interactive equipment to stimulate the students senses Support areas including a library art studio music studio movement spaces industrial and culinary arts rooms a gymnasium and a stage Specially designed kitchens and bathrooms to develop and reinforce life skills training Safe areas including Safe Time Out spaces Quiet Rooms Single Student rooms Secure Rooms and De escalation and Therapy rooms These will help keep both students and staff safe before during and after any emotional outbursts Centralized facilities including a therapy suite rooms for teacher resources a food service lunchroom and an administrative suite Sufficient secure outdoor space to include parking play yards and fields and easy access to the current student transportation system The project plan will be funded by a combination of equity taxable and or tax free debt public and private funding and the proceeds from the sale of current properties The

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  • Green Tree School & Services| Capital Campaign Needs Your Help
    goal of making the most of the lives we are given For some of us that goal includes helping others make the most of their lives Today the students at Green Tree need your help Ensure the future of Green Tree School Services and together we will change the shape of these children s futures building a brighter world in which they grow in confidence and abilities For more than half a century Green Tree School Services has provided a safe secure and creative learning environment for special needs children from all socioeconomic backgrounds The alumni students and their families do not possess the resources to raise the substantial capital that this project will require Therefore we turn to you Please help us nurture these children into successful adulthood We need you to join us today to create a brighter future for these children their families and our community Justin Kaniper entered Green Tree School Services in April 2011 as a member of the Diagnostic Program At the time Justin experienced speech delays which increased his frustration tolerance and ultimately led to behavioral concerns Justin has since been moved from a Diagnostic classroom and is a member of the Beta

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