When Erica Flores Baltodano heard that schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District were closing indefinitely to help stop the spread of COVID-19, she knew some students would struggle more than others.

“Right now, a lot of our families are going to be impacted severely by school closures,” Baltodano told New Times. “And we’re all going to be inconvenienced.”

Baltodano is a mother of two San Luis Coastal students and a board member with the San Luis Coastal Education Foundation, which was created a few years ago to help provide the district’s teachers and students with necessary resources and educational opportunities. In recent weeks, she played a key role in launching the foundation’s new School Closure Impact Fund, an effort to help the

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