A childhood friend sent me this about her school district. I told her I wish PUSD could have a foundation like this, instead of a community of some parents who are able but choose not to approve a parcel tax or give more donations to PUSD students. I applaud the community of parents who donated to PPIE and PTA funds, but in reality, it still isn't enough because of some who let others do the donating. Those who can and don't donate choose to spend money on vacations, sports and anything other than towards their child's school district. (Waiting for comments like, "Why don't you move to MB?" or "PUSD doesn't deserve my money" and the same old, "I refuse to pay more taxes." Bring it on. I've heard it all before.) Link below.
And...MBUSD's Facebook status:
"In a 5-0 vote last night, our Board of Trustees approved the expansion of the iPad pilot. Next year, each teacher, more elementary students, and each MB Middle School student will have access to an iPad. Thanks to numerous funding sources, including the PTAs and a generous grant from Chevron, this expansion has no fiscal impact on MBUSD's general fund. Details available soon."