Monday, February 14, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY - Board Member Announces Charitable Fund For School Supplies

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, February 14, 2011


WHAT:  News conference launching the formation of a charitable fund at the San Diego Foundation to raise monies for school supplies for district schools. 

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WHERE: Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103)

DETAILS:  Board of Education Vice President John Lee Evans will announce his proposal to establish a special charitable fund at the San Diego Foundation to provide additional monies for San Diego Unified schools. Evans will be joined by fellow board members, parents and business leaders to let the public know that they can now make tax deductible donations to a special fund that will be used for school supply budgets. The contributions will help to ensure that all students have the tools needed to be successful in the classroom. None of the money will go to district administration.

In November 2010, a majority of San Diego voters supported Prop J, the emergency parcel tax measure intended to provide local funding for educational programs for San Diego Unified students. The measure did not receive the required 2/3 vote to pass. Since November, Evans and other board members have been contacted by local citizens asking how they can make that same contribution to the schools. The newly established charitable fund will provide the opportunity for citizens to make a difference for schools in San Diego. This matter is on the Board meeting agenda for Tuesday night. 

Contact: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief District Relations Officer, (619) 300-7015.

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