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SBUSD Education Foundation Off to a Great Start for 2017

Jan 28, 2017 08:34PM ● By Paul Spear

With its First Event for 2017 Already Having Taken Place, The SBUSD Education Foundation Off to a Great Start for 2017. Sign-up Now for March 4th Viejas Fundraiser!

2017 is off to a great start for the SBUSD Education Foundation. They added two new board members in december and their next grant application period is confirmed. Their first fundraiser for 2017 was been announced recently, and they have new energy in their ambassador program.

Joining the Board of Directors in December were new members Estela Mora and Paul Spear. Estela Mora is an amazing addition to the board with her teaching experience and is already bringing a wealth of ideas to the table. Paul Spear, owner and editor of also joined the team. He will help to highlight the great work being done in the community by the foundation and the recipients of grants.

They will accept grant applications April 3rd through the 28th, 2017 with recipients receiving funding in August of 2017. This time frame will allow teachers to plan their activities more effectively knowing grants were awarded to them prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

Our first fundraiser of the year was announced January 15.  It is a day of fun for district employees as well as community members featuring a bus trip to Viejas on March 4. There is a Facebook event created that includes a detailed flyer. Space is very limited so book early.

Lastly, they are working to have more voices from each school as part of our ambassador program. They recently held a Meet & Greet at the Dempsey for the ambassador program. The ambassadors don't need to attend meetings. Ambassadors help to keep an open line of communication between the foundation and each school site. Through our ambassadors the foundation board can get the latest event updates to the sites and receive any needed feedback. Let us know your interest in being an ambassador or a board member by emailing us at

Here is the information if you would like to have some fun and attend the Viejas Trip to help them raise funds for their educational programs.




Story Contributors Shawna Chalmers and Paul Spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach

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