The “Meredith Matters Budget” for School Year 2013-2014
While we continue to spearhead the political fight to fund all schools, we must act now to shelter Meredith from the ongoing funding crisis and present a vision of what we believe our children deserve … not simply the bare minimum they need to survive.
So we are asking each Meredith family that is able to consider donating $670.00 per student, or roughly $56.oo per month over 12 months, toward the “Meredith Matters Budget”. (See how to donate here.) This budget will fully fund…
- A Dean of Students
- A Counselor
- A Foreign Language Teacher
- A Secretary
- A Full-Time Nurse
- Support Staff
- Books and Supplies
- Our Arts Program
- Student iPads for use in all grades
The total for this Meredith Matters Budget is $445,840.00. We can commit $90,000.00 from the Home and School Association account. The balance of $355,840.00 divided equally among the 531 Meredith students comes to $670.00.
We recognize the enormity of this ask and the burden in places on families. We are pursing all possible sources of funding from the government, from corporations and foundations, and from private citizens. This includes the new “Meredith On The Run” 5K Run / Walk fundraiser this September.
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