Irvine Public Schools Foundation Receives Matching Contributions By The City Of Irvine In Drive To Support Class Size Reduction, After-School Classes, And Grants To Teachers Through “Innovative Teaching Awards Program”

irvinepublicschoolsfoundationThe ongoing state budget crisis is putting our schools, and our children’s education, at risk. This crisis has forced our school district to cut $12.5 million from its budget. These cuts affect every student.
With a rapidly growing student population and an unreliable revenue stream, gone are the days when we could count on the state to foot the entire bill for our world-class schools. It is becoming increasingly clear that our lack of funding goes beyond a temporary crisis – this is our new reality, evidenced by years of growing class sizes, reductions in funding for fine arts, health services, and after-school programs.

The State of California will NOT fix this financial crisis. The IUSD School Board and administration have done an outstanding job to keep the cuts away from the classroom, but there remains a significant need for funds. Because we value excellence in education, we must do all we can to support the quality education we expect for our children. IPSF recognizes that there will never be adequate public funding to provide the dynamic education that our students deserve, and that the fate our world class schools rests solely in our hands.

Now is the ideal time to support IPSF! During this campaign, your contribution will be doubled by the City of Irvine, which has generously pledged a dollar-for-dollar match!

Your tax-deductible donation will help provide

Class size support: to reduce the impact of larger classes in our schools

After-school and summer enrichment classes, and enhanced writing programs

Support for additional nurses and health clerks

The Great Body Shop health curriculum

Grants to teachers in the classroom through the Innovative Teaching Awards Program

Remember – every dollar you contribute will be matched by the City of Irvine. Any amount you can give will get us closer to our goal.

Time is short – give a gift to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation today.

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