Thursday, March 24, 2011

Schools Rule Marin

Our county has just launched a campaign to help all the schools in Marin survive the massive budget cuts that are being inflicted due to the budget crisis in California. It's called Schools Rule Marin.

The goal is this:
"Together with the communities and businesses of Marin, we can bridge the gap between state funding and what it actually takes to produce happy, well-rounded, well-adjusted little members of society."

Just how much is "the gap" you ask? $55 million. In one county.


Just this morning Don and I just got to watch all the 4th and 5th graders at Elli's school perform dances they learned. The entire dance program is funded by another non-profit group here in Mill Valley called KIDDO! They have been raising money since 1982 to help support Mill Valley Schools. This year they raised $2.2 million dollars. Without Kiddo there would be no arts, dancing, music, poetry, technology, teachers and aides. So many things wouldn't happen.

We have to figure out how to save all California schools.

I'm excited for this new group and look forward to seeing what all these incredibly bright people come up with.

The website and ad campaign are from Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco. Nice work, fellas.

Click here for more info on how you can get involved. Or to donate. Money speaks volumes.

Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Kris,

    are you part of this effort??
    a parent group in cupertino raised 3.4 million for our district schools last year to save teachers etc.

    We learned a lot of valuable lessons and how to fundraise to raise that amount of money in just 8 weeks. Do you know who would be a good contact person about this schoolsrule Marin??

    thanks for any help

    Mette - one of the moms who helped out with the fundraising in Cupertino last year

    408 348 3637


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