Support Our Schools, Our Community, Our Children, Our Future
  • Petitioned BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL

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BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL
Mayor
Mayor William W. Brien, M.D.
Councilmember
Councilmember Lili Bosse
Councilmember
Councilmember Julian Gold, M.D.
Vice Mayor
Vice Mayor John A. Mirisch
Councilmember
Councilmember Barry Brucker

Support Our Schools, Our Community, Our Children, Our Future

    1. Stella Sarraf, Ph.D.
    2. Petition by

      Stella Sarraf, Ph.D.

      Beverly Hills, United States

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January 2013

Victory

Stella Sarraf: The financial support offered by our City Council provides $2.85M of the $3.5M cut by the State, with the potential to raise an addition $1.2M via a $600K matching fund; thus totaling a possible $4.05M. This stated “one time” assistance helps guarantee that current programs will not be cut and teachers are not be at jeopardy of losing their jobs. However, our Governor has made it crystal clear that he intends to take more funds away from public schools in communities like Beverly Hills. We need to come together and work on long term solutions to take care of our own community. Fundraising efforts are now in high gear to maximize the $600,000 matching fund. Thank you Lili and Jon Bosse for kick-starting our fundraising efforts with a $100,000 gift. Together we, as a community, can help our BHUSD achieve the greatness it merits.

Our schools need our community like never before. In light of the drastic $3.5 million budget cut imposed on us by Sacramento, our City of Beverly Hills has the unique opportunity to come to the aid of our schools and our school family. We are fortunate to have a City surplus of $10.2 million. Our schools have enjoyed a special partnership with our City thru the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA). The JPA has proven to be a win/win for both the Community and our Schools. The City Council can make no better investment than in appropriating $4 million of our City’s surplus to invest in our children- the future of our City.

An investment of this magnitude from our City must also serve to stimulate a culture of philanthropy for private financing of public education.  Our School district and its fundraising partners can and should leverage these funds to inspire increased giving from the private sector over a specified period of time so that we may be better prepared in the future as the State continues to decrease funding public education.  

Be the voice of the children of this community.

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    • George Vreeland Hill BEVERLY HILLS, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The most important investment we can make is in our schools because education holds the key to a better tomorrow.

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    • jacqueline childs NO POLE, AK
      • over 1 year ago

      These teachers are important to your children.

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    • kate childs NORTH POLE, AK
      • over 1 year ago

      Teachers are needed to educate these children,

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    • Deatra Yatman BH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Our children are our future........and a phenomenal school is what keeps BH on top!

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    • Garrison DeLee BEVERLY HILLS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      two kids in school district

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