MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I am so grateful to our generous Foundation donors who continue to invest in our three award winning schools. We experienced another successful year in 2018-19 with 75 percent participation in the Family Giving Campaign, proving that our community highly values access to teachers and programs not funded in most California public schools.

The question I am most frequently asked is "Why does a public school need a foundation?"

Public funding for schools in California is not sufficient to provide the quality of education we seek for our children. California is ranked 41st in the nation in per-student spending. Local, state and federal funding covers only 91% of the amount spent per student by RUSD.

The Foundation covers that 9% gap, funding 20 of the 90 district teachers. Your financial support allows the Foundation to remain a significant funding source for RUSD. In fact, since 1979, the Foundation has granted more than $30 million to RUSD. Together we have made our children and their futures a key priority.

I respectfully ask that our parent community help us build upon this legacy of success and make a donation towards our 2019-20 $2 million grant.

With gratitude,
Christina Bosch Executive Director, Foundation for Reed Schools