Partnerships Turn Dreams to Reality

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014-2015 Giving Fund Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our community, PPIE raised $445,000 for the Giving Fund that will directly benefit the students of the Pleasanton Unified School District during the 2014-2015 school year.

This amazing show of community support for the Pleasanton schools fell just shy of the organization’s ability to achieve all of the funding goals set forth by the Education Foundation Committee last spring. As a result, the PPIE Board of Directors voted to contribute an additional $106,000 from discretionary funds generated through various other fundraising events during the year

PPIE’s donation at this time to the school district for the 2014-2015 school year totals $551,000! Please note, this figure does not include the Innovative Education Grant Awards nor the Student Competition Grants expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. A complete picture of PPIE’s overall contribution to enhancing education in Pleasanton will be available later this spring.

The Education Foundation Committee also set a non-monetary campaign goal to increase participation at the middle and high school sites. To acknowledge their increased commitment and participation during the campaign, the board included $15,500 to be allocated to those schools in the form of a Participation Award.

The following outlines the funding breakdown for the combined Giving Fund/General Fund donation from PPIE that will benefit the elementary, middle and high school levels:

Elementary:

ü 28:1 Class Size Reduction for K-TK district-wide (completely funded by PPIE with combined Giving Fund/General Funds at $221,000)

ü     1 Chromebook for each of the 230 elementary classrooms district-wide to support the district’s technology plan goal of having a 1:3 device-to-student ratio in every elementary classroom (completely funded by PPIE technology funds at $69,000)

Middle School:

ü    $95,500 of combined Giving Fund/General Fund monies distributed to schools on a per-pupil basis, with supplements as noted below.

High School:

ü     $68,500 of combined Giving Fund/General Fund monies distributed to the two comprehensive high schools on a per-pupil basis, with supplements as noted below.
ü     $5,000 distributed to Village/Horizon High School

Other:

ü     $2,000 distributed to the PUSD Special Needs Preschool ($500 per classroom)
ü      The hiring of one additional Technology Instructional Coach available for in-service training to instructional staff (completely funded by PPIE funds at $90,000)

Distribution for MS & HS Hart Harvest Park Pleasanton Amador Foothill
% Raised by Site by Level 28% 56% 16% 77% 23%
PerPupil Calculation  $25,000 $28,000 $28,000 $33,500 $27,000
Supplement to Meet Amount from Site  -  $5,500  -  $1,500  -
Subtotal  $25,000 $33,500 $28,000 $35,000 $27,000
Participation Award  $2,500  $5,000  $1,500 $5,000  $1,500
Total to be given to each Site  $27,500  $38,500  $29,500  $40,000  $28,500
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