In a presentation at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education meeting on August 15, the Santa Monica Education Foundation granted the district $2,104,564 to fund programs in Santa Monica schools this upcoming school year. Collected during the Ed Foundation’s annual fund last year, the grant will make a variety of important programs and staff positions possible in all Santa Monica schools.

The grant will fund approximately 70 classroom aides at Santa Monica elementary schools, as well as weekly arts classes for every elementary student. The funds will also support enrichment grants at each school, which allow schools to provide important arts, STEM, academic or health and wellness programs for their students. For example, Santa Monica High School uses a portion of

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