Dear Franklin Parents,
We are very excited to share with you that at last Thursday’s SMMUSD Board of Education meeting, the board voted to fill the fund raising gap to provide a fully funded Vision for Student Success.
While we did not reach our fund raising goal with the Education Foundation, it is an amazing accomplishment to reach the $3.2 million our first year. Historically, according to districts who have transitioned to this type of funding, the first year is the hardest.
We are also thrilled to let you know that our district, for the first time in 6 years, will not be in a spending deficit for our 2014/15 school year budget. We have been using reserves to mitigate the impact of the state cuts and we will no longer have to do that.
Thank you for your support through these tough financial years of cuts in education in our state. Our resolve as a community to provide an excellent public education for our children is unparalleled.
Please contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yi Ellis & Erin Einstein Dale
Franklin PTA Co-Presidents