Palos Verdes homes owners can enjoy and support a friendship walk for the Peninsula Education Foundation, which is seeking donations to support our local Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State. However, State support has declined since 2007-08. The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation. This year the foundation will be celebrating their 40th year anniversary. A lot has changed in the past years, but the income from Peninsula Education Foundation has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the workplace.
The Peninsula Education Foundation board of trustees has yet to set its fundraising goal for this year (the fundraising goal for last year was $3,100,000). Currently, a large portion ($1.5 million) of the pledge is allocated to saving teachers’ jobs, with the remaining pledge balance supporting elementary choral and instrumental music; library aides; PE for grades K- 5; STEM for elementary grades 4-5, intermediate & high school safe schools counselors, College Career Center staff and STEM programs for robotics and engineering called PVIT and SMERT. Recently, the PEF Board voted to allocate funding for the development of a digital citizenship program at the intermediate level and the creation of Parent University to provide technology training and resources to access important district and student information/resources.
Please register your entire family to join in the fun and support PEF and our schools. This is a win-win. Our Palos Verdes schools will receive additional funding and you and your family can enjoy a beautiful morning at the beach!
To read my last article on Skechers Friendship Walk click here.
Originally posted to Elaine Carlson's real estate blog PalosVerdesSource.com.
Photo courtesy of Skechers Friendship Walk