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, while the average district in California receives around $9,900. 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.
Why Donate RIGHT NOW? ESUSD has to run two education tracks during a time when 41% of their already inadequate funding from the State of CA is being deferred (held back) until the 2021-22 school year. By donating to Ed! you will be ensuring our students’ education is not being “deferred” for a year and the schools are prepared to bring the students back into a safe classroom.