Our Coronado public school students continue to thrive and excel with the exceptional learning opportunities provided in our four local schools. That would not be possible without $800,000 returned from generous donations through the Coronado Schools Foundation for this school year.
While we certainly agree that our local public schools are the crown jewel of our Coronado community, providing critical funding to ensure exceptional learning opportunities in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) pathways is up to us. Why? The equalization of funding across our state ended when the Legislature in Sacramento passed the Local Controlled Funding Formula in 2013. Since then, Coronado Unified School District receives nearly $1,500 less per student than San Diego Unified which correlates to a $4.5M deficit, simply due to our demographics. While nearly 35% of our students are dependents of active duty military personnel (and the military impact aid received is figured into this equation), we do not have enough students who receive free or reduced lunches, are in foster homes, or English language learners, to qualify for the additional funding.
That’s where you come in. As a resident, business owner or parent of a Coronado Unified student, we are confident you stand with us as Guardians of Possibility, here to protect and fund programs that fuel and nurture our children’s desire to learn and dream. Please take a few minutes to read our CSF Times to see the impact of these donations.
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