Congratulations, Franklin Families!!! We really pulled together and had 63.7% of our families gave to SMMEF in support of SMMUSD’s Vision for Student Success (VSS). In addition, Franklin PTA joins Roosevelt and Will Rogers in giving $15,000 to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF). The $15,000 came from a couple of bonus filming sessions of Parenthood on our campus. The Ed Foundation has also kicked in an additional $250,000 of their foundation funds to VSS. As of February 2, 2014, we are at $3.2 million dollars. At the Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) on Monday, January 27th, Superintendent Sandra Lyon said that we need $3.9 million to fully fund everything on the VSS list. She is asking the Board of Education for a one-time allocation of additional funds so that the programs can be fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year. Her outlook was extremely positive that the $3.9 million dollars will be fully funded.