BEGINNINGS INCORPORATED via Crowdrise
March 06, 2011
BENEFITING: BEGINNINGS INCORPORATED
California has cut the budget for charter schools mid-year and we need to make up the difference to keep our school programs in place for the rest of the year.
As of January 1, the amount of money coming to Skyfish from the Mattole Valley Charter District was significantly cut. For the past couple of months, the school has managed to pay for critical parts of the Skyfish experience out of their general fund, but they can’t do this for the rest of the year. We need your help.
We are not just talking about a general budget shortfall for the school. We are talking about cutting the positions of six people who together do a huge amount to enrich the school experience of all of our kids. The district has eliminated or drastically reduced the funding for the two teacher’s aides (Lucy and Sione) and the music, Spanish, aikido and art programs (Marie, Leann, Russell and Amber).
Students at Skyfish have been lucky to have three things that set their education apart:
• the opportunity to pursue core academic subjects in small groups with lots of individual attention;
• the opportunity to study a breadth of subjects that helps them learn new skills and develop a range of talents; and
• the chance to be taught by a wide circle of highly qualified educators with diverse and creative backgrounds.
All of these fabulous enriching aspects of our kids’ education are now at risk unless we can raise $15,000 to make up for the cuts from the state. We need to raise this amount by the mid-April or these positions will not be able to continue through the rest of this school year.
Any amount you are able to give will be greatly appreciated. We’ve set up this website to make it easy for you to make a donation for this specific cause. Just hit the “donate now” button in the top right corner and the site will walk you through making a donation with your credit card.
If you would prefer to donate by check that is equally welcome -- just make out the check to “Beginnings” and address it to PO Box 1090, Redway, CA 95560.
Thank you very much!