IPSF COMMITS $2 MILLION TO IUSD AND ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING AREAFebruary 14, 2018
On Tuesday, February 13, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) presented a $2 million check to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) at their Board of Education meeting representing the foundation’s 2018-2019 school year funding commitment. During the meeting, the school district also announced IPSF’s support of a new funding area of focus for the next year, a $250,000 commitment to district-wide mental health resources.
“We believe that our mission to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school is only possible when students are mentally and physically prepared to learn,” explains Neda Eaton, President and CEO of IPSF. “IUSD has always made the health and wellness of students a priority. We are proud to be able to provide funding to further enhance the district’s already stellar support of mental health initiatives across the district.”
In addition to the mental health initiative, IPSF’s areas of funding support to IUSD for the 2018-19 school year include: Smaller Learning Groups which allocates monies for additional elementary instructional assistants, and additional middle and high school teachers; funding of the Grade K-3 Primary Music program at all elementary schools; the CubeSat STEM program at all high schools; and the Health and Wellness initiative, which funds athletic trainers at each Irvine high school, and provides nursing services for grades K-8.
IPSF also contributes over $3 million annually in program support to IUSD through IPSF sponsored programs including Instrument Rental, Afterschool Classroom Enrichment, Summer Enrichment Academy, and the Innovative Grants Program for teachers. Since 1996, IPSF has donated more than $68 million in grants, donations, and program support to IUSD.