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.
ESUSD is outstanding because of your support and students excel because of your commitment to invest in education. Together, we continue to sustain, maintain and enhance Our Schools and Our Community.