• School Board Reinstates Sixty-Two Employees Due to ‘Refuse to Lose’ Ambitious Campaign Raises $4.5 Million to Offset Shortfall In State Education Funds.


    By Mitch Lehman
    EDITOR OF THE TRIBUNE

    The San Marino Unified School District was able to rehiremore than forty certificated teachers and twenty classified support staff forthe 2010 – 11 school year at Tuesday night’s board meeting, thanks to more than$4.5 million in donations courtesy of the recent ‘Refuse to Lose’ campaign,launched to offset a reduction in state funding.

    The final tally includes $2,490,000 from the San MarinoSchools Foundation, $1 million from major donors, $100,000 from each of thefour school site PTAs and PTSAs, more than $184,000 in employee concessionsthat included management, administration and classified staff, a $100,000donation from the Chinese Club of San Marino and a total of about $70,000 inSMUSD employee payroll pledges and teacher donations.

    For the complete story, read the San Marino Tribune printedition.

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