Why A Community Appeal? The annual Ed! grant is completely dependent on a successful Community Annual Appeal. It alone raises close to $1 million of the $1.8 million that goes directly towards ESUSD’s academic budget.
Why a grant? ESUSD only receives about $8,500 per student from the State of California. The average district in California receives around $9,900 and the top districts receive $20,000+. Yes! It is true. El Segundo is one of the worst funded school districts. The current curriculum El Segundo students receive today costs about $9,300. This leaves an $800 gap per student. Ed!’s ask this year of $700 per student helps bridge that gap.