By Ian Hanigan
In a notice sent to IUSD families this week, Superintendent Terry Walker endorses the Irvine Public Schools Foundation‘s latest campaign to raise money for local schools, noting that every dollar donated will be matched by the City of Irvine.
“These funds make a difference where it matters most – in the classroom,” Walker writes in the Oct. 6 email. “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. In our middle and high schools, class‐size support funds equate to additional staffing hours that reduce student‐to‐teacher ratios in critical subjects.”
“Though any amount is appreciated,” he adds, “IPSF and IUSD are asking you to consider a tax-deductible contribution of $100 or more by the end of the calendar year. This revenue will make an immediate impact in our classrooms, and just imagine what our district could do if each of our 20,000 families participated.”
Here’s the full text of the superintendent’s email:
Dear IUSD community member:
Since 1996, the Irvine Public Schools Foundation has been an invaluable partner to our district, leveraging this community’s generosity and passion for education while facilitating a number of innovative programs.
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