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Giving to PPIE even though the goal will not be reached
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by Amy Taylor, Valley View Elementary School,
on Aug 3, 2009
I think a lot of people are on the fence about giving to the I Love Pleasanton Schools campaign because as the numbers stand, it sure looks like the goal of 2.8 million will not be met. But we are assured that however much is raised, is still going to impact the programs! What if we were able to get class sizes down to 23:1, and a reading specialist to split between schools, and one of the music teachers back? It's not an all or nothing campaign. For those of you that don't want to support the campaign for other reasons, I'm not looking for a debate. I just wanted to clarify for those of you who DO want to support the schools (financially), but are feeling like your donation to PPIE won't be felt. It's okay to not reach the goal! We can still make improvements to the current conditions!
If you want to make a donation directly to your child's school, that is great too. But you can't affect the cut programs through a donation to an individual school.
For those of you that are still on the fence, consider bidding on something at the auction.
You get something for your money (perhaps something you would have bought anyway), and the schools get a donation out of it. It's a win-win in my book.