As a Trustee of the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF), a retired educator, and a community member I know how much our Culver City students benefit from CCEF’s work. When I served as principal at Farragut Elementary School, money from CCEF supported technology, math, science, the Arts (including music, dance, drama and visual arts), and much more for the students in our school.
Last year, in response to budget cuts from Sacramento, CCEF began a new fundraising campaign: All For 1. All students in CCUSD benefit from All For 1. The funds raised last year made it possible for our middle school and all of our elementary schools to have SuccessMaker software which gives students the opportunity to develop math and language arts skills at their own rate. State test scores at Farragut for the past two years (a 2011API of 932) have proven its effectiveness.
As a community we have a responsibility to support public education. My children are grown now, but when their schools needed support others pitched in. Now it is my turn to lend a hand to the next generation of students. I invite you to join me in supporting our excellent Culver City Schools by participating in the All For 1 campaign. Instructions for how to donate by mail, phone, or online can be found at ccef90230.org/donate. A donation of $100 or more gets you a lawn sign. A donation of any size gets you the sincere thanks of the next generation of citizens as they learn and grow. Let our actions show that we care about preparing our children for their future.
Former Principal, Farragut Elementary School
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