CONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES INC

Address
1310 OLD CONGRESS AVE SUITE 100
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409
Contact
Website: http://connectedpd.com
Phone: +1 (561) 328-6044
Nonprofit
NTEE: B24 - Primary, Elementary Schools
EIN: 47-3805751

Mission

CONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES BELIEVES ALL CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CAN LEARN, BECOME SELF-MOTIVATED LIFE-LONG LEARNERS, FUNCTION AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS, AND ACTUALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS IN THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOCIETIES AND IN THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE.
 20172016
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2015
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area8960
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$151,667.00$91,667.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$151,667.00$91,667.00
Number of employees4319
Number of people compensated >$100k00
Number of volunteers5656
Number of highly compensated contractors00
Personnel
Huebner, Jay
TitleBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personJAY HUEBNER 
Average hours per week working for org2 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Johnshon, Debra
TitleCEOCEO
Name of key/compensated personDEBRA A JOHNSHONDEBRA A JOHNSHON
Average hours per week working for org5050
Reportable compensation from org$91,667.00$91,667.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
PositionKey employeeKey employee
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs00
Kay, Sonia
TitleTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personSONIA F KAYSONIA F KAY
Average hours per week working for org22
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs00
Kridel, Michael
TitleBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL KRIDEL 
Average hours per week working for org2 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Ortiz, Orlando
TitleBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personORLANDO ORTIZ 
Average hours per week working for org2 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Padula, Stephen
TitleCHAIRPERSONCHAIRPERSON
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHEN J PADULASTEPHEN J PADULA
Average hours per week working for org22
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs00
Portman, Jason
TitleDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 
Name of key/compensated personJASON T PORTMAN 
Average hours per week working for org50 
Reportable compensation from org$60,000.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionKey employee 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Saltzman, Tara
TitleBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personDR TARA SALTZMAN 
Average hours per week working for org2 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Siklossy, Elinor
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personELINOR BEIDLER SIKLOSSYELINOR BEIDLER SIKLOSSY
Average hours per week working for org22
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs00
Strochak, Scott
TitleBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personSCOTT STROCHAK 
Average hours per week working for org2 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0 
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesCONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES IS A PROGRESSIVE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A SAFE, RESPECTFUL, PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THEIR FAMILIES BY PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES THROUGH COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, AND INTEGRATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES IN A UNIQUE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. CONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER INTENDS TO PREPARE ITS STUDENTS TO BE AS INDEPENDENT, SELF-SUFFICIENT AND SOCIALLY INTERACTIVE AS POSSIBLE.CONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES IS A PROGRESSIVE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A SAFE, RESPECTFUL, PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THEIR FAMILIES BY PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES THROUGH COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION, AND INTEGRATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES IN A UNIQUE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. CONNECTIONS EDUCATION CENTER INTENDS TO PREPARE ITS STUDENTS TO BE AS INDEPENDENT, SELF-SUFFICIENT AND SOCIALLY INTERACTIVE AS POSSIBLE.
Program expenses (total)$1,335,613.00$800,425.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Our school program provides exemplary educational services to students, regardless of where the student falls on the autism spectrum. With certified teachers, licensed specialists, well-trained paraprofessionals, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and small, state-of-the-art classroom settings, Connections Educational program is tailored to meet the specific individual needs of each of our students.
Program expenses$1,335,613.00$800,425.00
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00
Program revenue$1,757,157.00$1,168,203.00
Program descriptionOur school program provides exemplary educational services to students, regardless of where the student falls on the autism spectrum. With certified teachers, licensed specialists, well-trained paraprofessionals, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and small, state-of-the-art classroom settings, Connections Educational program is tailored to meet the specific individual needs of each of our students.Our school program provides exemplary educational services to students, regardless of where the student falls on the autism spectrum. With certified teachers, licensed specialists, well-trained paraprofessionals, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and small, state-of-the-art classroom settings, Connections Educational program is tailored to meet the specific individual needs of each of our students.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$1,830,809.00$1,168,203.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$1,335,613.00$800,425.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$495,196.00$367,778.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$0.00$0.00
Revenue
Total revenue$1,757,242.00$1,168,203.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,757,157.00$1,168,139.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$0.00$0.00
Investment income$85.00$64.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,757,157.00$1,168,139.00
Gross receipts$1,757,242.00$1,168,203.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$0.00$0.00
Contributions revenue from membership dues$0.00$0.00
Revenue from fundraising events$0.00$0.00
Contributions from related organizations$0.00$0.00
Revenue from gov't grants$1,174,181.00$229,218.00
Revenue from all other contributions$582,976.00$938,921.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$85.00$64.00
Net rental income $0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$11,500.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$10,882.00$6,300.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$174,708.00$51,751.00
Total assets, beginning of year$51,751.00$0.00
Total liabilities$248,275.00$51,751.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$51,751.00$0.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net $0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons $0.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$39,309.00$0.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00
Net assets-$73,567.00$0.00
Net assets, beginning of year$0.00$0.00
Bond liabilities $0.00
Intangible assets $0.00
Other assets $0.00
Investments: other securities $0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities $0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$36,441.00$11,167.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$11,167.00$0.00
Investments: program-related $0.00
Escrow or custodial account liability $0.00
Loans and other payables to key persons $0.00
Grants payable $0.00
Inventories for sale or use $0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$73,567.00$0.00
Advertising (total)$3,711.00$1,928.00
Savings & temp cash investment $30,064.00
Accounts receivable, net$29,583.00$4,870.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$38,375.00$5,650.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$81,901.00$51,751.00
Deferred revenue $0.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$31,000.00$0.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$135,374.00$0.00
Total net assets or fund balances-$73,567.00$0.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$12,927.00$0.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members93
Number of independent voting members93
Financial sheets auditedTrue 
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-302016-06-30
Accounting methodAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue 
First filing True
Date e-filing submitted2018-04-032017-03-02
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.1
Filing identifier201810679349300916201643159349303364
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