CEF Gives $41,000 to Support Local Public Schools


By on Thu, April 12, 2012

HALF MOON BAY, CA – The Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) announced today that it will give $41,000 from its Immediate Use Funds to support the local public schools of the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD).  These funds will be distributed based on relative student population, and can be used for projects or programs that have a direct impact on our students. “CEF is committed to improving the quality of our kid’s education and when budgets are tight, we realize every dollar makes a difference,” said CEF President Michele Hannegan.

Since 2003, CEF has given over $621,275 in Immediate Use Funds to the CUSD schools. In past years these funds have been used to pay for a librarian’s salary, purchase school supplies, assist in teacher training, fund homework club, and provide assemblies, guest speakers and transportation for field trips.  “CEF Immediate Use Funds address critical needs that arise during the school year that are often not within our budget. Half Moon Bay High School needs CEF to ensure exceptional educational experiences for all students. A public education is still free, but an excellent one is not,” stated High School Principal Mary Streshly.

CEF will hand out the checks at the Cabrillo Unified School District Board meeting to a representative from each school. The meeting will be held April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Hatch School in the Multi-Use Room.

Immediate Use Funds come from the proceeds of the annual Starlight Soiree and contributions from individual donors. The Principal and the school site council or the parent/teacher organizations at each school collectively determine what projects to fund. Each school is required to report back to CEF within 45 days of the distribution and describe the process they used and which projects they will be funding.

For more information about CEF, please visit our website CEFfund.org or our FB page.