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Schools Foundation’s $150,000 grant covers aides, counselors and technology

The Davis Schools Foundation announced recently that it will make a $150,000 grant to the Davis school district to be used during the 2014-15 academic year.

The grant will be split equally among the foundation’s three current priorities, with $50,000 earmarked to support elementary school instructional classroom aides, districtwide counseling needs and technology resources. The grant is covered by a school board-approved agreement that describes how the money will be spent.

“The strength of Davis as a community is reflected in the success of its students and schools,” said Lori Duisenberg, president of Davis Schools Foundation, in a news release. “Our board has gathered input from parents, educators and community leadership and we are confident that providing funding support for these three key areas will better the educational experience for every Davis student.

“We are grateful to each and every one of our donors. It is because of our community’s unwavering support that we can continue to target needs and programs that will support all students in the district.”

The District Technology Advisory Committee has preliminarily allocated the $50,000 for the purchase of 130 additional Chromebook tablets, said Kim Wallace, the school district’s director of technology.

The fundraising campaign continues through the summer. For information on how to donate, email [email protected] or visit www.DavisSchoolsFoundation.org. Donations also may be mailed to Davis Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 1154, Davis CA 95617.

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