School trustees George Wylie and Kathy Ritchie are making the rounds hoping to find community members who can revitalize the dormant SLV Educational Foundation (SLVEF). The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was first formed in 2003 to raise money to support class size reduction but has since been inactive. The pair hope to find potential leaders who are willing to take over at a special planning meeting scheduled for Tues, June 18th, 6pm at the Quail Hollow campus (325 Marion Ave , Ben Lomond.)
The organization will be independent and not directly affiliated with the SLVUSD or any of the individual schools but the hope is that such a group could become a stable source of support that could assist educators in meeting needs not met by current public funding.
Similar foundations exist in Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz as well as throughout the state and have been shown to have a positive impact.
Wylie and Ritchie were quick to point out that the foundation would not compete with the various school based organizations, largely supported by parents and local businesses but would seek to find support in the broader community.
For more information or to express interest contact George Wylie at 338-0578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org