On Thursday night the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education reviewed the district’s gift giving policy. The issue is how gifts and donations to the district should be placed into one pot and distributed among schools based on some sort of “need” formula that has yet to be determined.
Individuals and school PTA groups now primarily raise funds for individual schools. It seems that supporters of wealthier neighborhood schools are more adept at fundraising and secure far more money than their counterparts in poor and middle class neighborhoods.
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