Recognizing that State funding did not fully support the comprehensive education Tahoma students needed to succeed in becoming "Future Ready", the Tahoma Schools Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization in 1989 by a group of business owners within the Tahoma School District. Since that time the State funding gap between "per student revenue" and the cost to meet the complex educational needs for students not otherwise available.
Many people are not aware that school districts with recognized excellent instructional programs as Tahoma in general stable and progressive communities, and with less overall poverty than Manu cities receive significantly less revenue per student - particularly from the federal government. Building upon the momentum of the theme embraced overwhelmingly by the school community in recent elections that "Tahoma Kids Come First!", the Tahoma Schools Foundation is currently increasing efforts to provide additional support for the Tahoma School District to assure that all students have a full opportunity to become "Future Ready"