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Unified fundraising in PAUSD

Original post made by Peggy Esber & Preeva Tramiel, Gunn High School, on Jun 23, 2006

In response to Alex Rocha's June 14 article in the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online — "Fundraising taking on bigger piece of pie" — we would like to clarify the fundraising situation in the Palo Alto high schools, as we see it. There are "more hands out," as the Partners in Education president said, and this is why:

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Posted by Richard
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 23, 2006 at 10:47 am

Fundraising is an important part of our schools finances.
Every time I think of the subject I can't help but wonder if our schools are really receiving a fair share of the California Lottery proceeds as was presented to the voters at it's inception. What do the schools actually receive? Perhaps one tenth of one percent of the gross proceeds? What would happen if that were increased to ten percent? Is there any watch group out there that can "Follow The Money" and find out who is really benefiting from the millions of dollars spent each week in this form of legalized gambling?
I know I've had three kids graduate from Paly and I spent $5.00 on a Lottery ticket last week but I could probably count on one hand how many times I contributed to the schools while my children were attending.


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Posted by Giraffe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 23, 2006 at 7:19 pm

Check this out:
Web Link

It looks to be a reputable site and I think it says a minimum of 34% of lottery revenue must go to schools. This pretty much says the same thing
Web Link

It also appears to be a reputable site.


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Posted by The Arima Family
a resident of Professorville
on Jul 15, 2006 at 8:13 am

Thanks for the Web Link. I have looked at the statistic of the first article with disbelieve. How could the amount spend per child stay pretty much the same after 20 years?! Either the California Lottery did poorly in the past 20 years or the operating expenes or somewhere eat up all the money?! No appreciation at all?! Watch dog will be good.


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