The Davis School Foundation has granted $185,000 to the Davis school district for the 2016-17 academic year. According to Lori Duisenberg, foundation president, this grant will fund:
* Classroom instructional aides: “DSF’s funding of classroom aides for math and reading at elementary school campuses has had overwhelmingly positive results,” she said. “We are doubling down to continue to fill this gap so that our children receive the individualized attention they need to grow, learn and develop their core skills.”
* Counseling: “Working with the community, DSF has played a key role in advocating for and funding school counselors in our district,” she added. “Safe, healthy schools are composed of safe, healthy students, and counselors are the front lines of support. DSF is committed to providing these invaluable resources for all students. ”
* Technology: “DSF recognizes the vital importance of access to instructional technology for all DJUSD students,” Duisenberg said. “We have played a prominent role in supporting the deployment of Chromebooks (basic laptop computers) into the classroom, and we will continue our efforts to make state-of-the-art technology accessible across all of our schools.”
See the full article in the Davis Enterprise.
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DSF is pleased to be the beneficiary of this year’s Can Run, a new 5K/10K, on Saturday, April 23. Please register for the race at http://changeofpace.com/the-can-run/.
$25.00 by March 28;
$28.00 from March 29 to April 20;
$30.00 at Packet Pick Up or Race Day
Just a few weeks left to register.
—Limited number of Davis Schools Foundation Charity Entries available—
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October 1, 2013
I am proud to announce the launch of our new website in concert with the kick-off of our 2013-2014 Fundraising Campaign.
Peruse these pages to find important information about the three educational areas that will benefit from DSF grants, to get news and updates, to make secure online donations, as well as to find out how to reserve The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze for a private party.
If you are looking for ways to get involved with the Davis Schools Foundation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We are always looking for dedicated individuals to volunteer their time toward our mission.
Thank you for your interest and your support of our schools. I look forward to working together with each of you in this new school year!
Lori Duisenberg, DSF president
School funding for 2011-12 is anything but certain. Davis voters will have a chance to levy a new parcel tax to support schools on May 3. State voters may have a chance in June to extend certain sales taxes that would help avoid deeper cuts in education.
The Davis Schools Foundation voted unanimously on Feb. 16 to endorse Measure A, a parcel tax measure before local voters in a special vote-by-mail election on May 3.
The Davis Board of Education placed Measure A on the ballot. The Davis schools foundation has no role in the campaign for its passage and will not contribute any money to it. However, individual members of the foundation board may choose to support the campaign in any way they wish.
The proposed tax would cost $200 per year for owners of single-family homes, with apartment dwellers charged $20 per year.Â Homeowners over age 65 would be able to apply for an exemption.
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