By Ian Hanigan
On the heels of its Spirit of Excellence Gala and Auction, the Irvine Public Schools Foundation has launched its latest campaign to raise money for schools in IUSD, and every dollar that comes in will be matched by the City of Irvine.
Superintendent Terry Walker endorsed the effort on Monday, noting that the funds have made a big difference in the classroom.
“At the elementary level, proceeds from this campaign pay for the qualified instructional assistants who work directly with your children, increasing the amount of one‐on‐one interaction,” Walker wrote in an email to the community. “In our middle and high schools, class‐size support funds equate to additional staffing hours that reduce student‐to‐teacher ratios in critical subjects.”
“If you’ve ever considered making a contribution to preserve excellence in the classroom,” Walker added, “or even to help maintain the property values that are linked to our schools’ performance, now is the time.”
Here’s the full text of Superintendent Walker’s letter:
Dear IUSD community member:
Last year, voters in our state passed Proposition 30, which thankfully spared our schools from yet another round of devastating cuts. But did you know that California still ranks near the bottom in national education spending? And it gets worse. Of …read more
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