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Founded in 1983 by concerned parents and community leaders of the South Bay, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation raises money to improve Manhattan Beach public schools.
MBEF is playing a greater role in our school funding than at any time in our 29 year past. Here you can review everything that MBEF covers for the 2012-13 school year.
At last night’s school board meeting, Nina Patel, President of MBEF, announced the foundation’s intention to increase its annual grants to MBUSD by $385,000. The additional grants, in combination with savings from the district’s line items, will be used towards bringing back most of the nearly 30 “pink slipped” employees. Increased grants were mostly enabled by the success of MBEF’s Annual Appeal, which raised a record setting $4.7 million. Total grants for the 2013-14 will exceed $5.38 million. Read More →
At Wednesday’s board workshop, district administrators presented a plan that would reduce MBUSD’s budget deficit by $2.5 million. With non-personnel cost reductions and additional revenue, fewer staff reductions may be necessary, at least for the upcoming year. No formal action was taken at the workshop and the proposal is likely to evolve over the coming months. The plan gives MBEF guidance as we begin determining our grants for next year. We will work closely with the school board, administrators, and PTAs to ensure your donations are put to their higest and best use. Please continue to send us your comments and questions. Have a great spring break. Sincerely,Nina Patel, MBEF President Read More about Workshop A special Thank You to our $5,000 and above donors. Your generousity is so very much appreciated this year. Read more →
Our education funding system is complex and could be changing again in June. Here are five things you should know about it:
On Saturday, Superintendent Dr. Matthews sent an e-mail to all parents regarding budget reductions. As mentioned in the letter, the school district faces a multi-million dollar deficit for the school year ending 2012-2013. (See the budget presentation to the school board for a detailed analysis.) Read more →