By Ian Hanigan
It’s down to the homestretch for the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, which has until Dec. 31 to fully leverage matching funds offered by the City of Irvine.
The foundation, which raises money on behalf of IUSD, has so far netted about $900,000 in donations through its 2013 Annual Campaign, and this revenue will be doubled thanks to the City’s generous pledge to kick as much as $1.3 million in a dollar-for-dollar match. But that still leaves about $400,000 on the table.
As Superintendent Terry Walker pointed out in October, this program makes a huge difference in the classroom. Proceeds pay for qualified instructional assistants who work directly with students at the elementary level, and they cover additional staffing hours at IUSD’s middle and high schools.
Donations are tax-deductible. To help the foundation meet its goal, or to learn more about the partnership between IPSF, IUSD and the City, click here.
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