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San Bruno foundation aims to save school

By cmorente
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 at 12:32 pm in Uncategorized.

Not even a year old, the San Bruno Education Foundation is holding a massive fund-raising effort to keep one of the schools within the San Bruno Park School District open.

The goal is to raise $250,000 by the end of the year, said Patrick Flynn, president of the foundation. Parents will be asked to provide $250 per child, while businesses will be asked to donate $1,000. There are 2,600 kids enrolled within the eight schools.

“It’s crucial for the foundation to start now,” Flynn said. “If we get the whole district involved, then we can stop this. If a school closes, the district would have to rezone and move kids everywhere. We like it the way it is.”

In February 2008, the district is expected to announce which school will close, Flynn said. Declining enrollment is said to be the cause of the proposed closure, which would also save the district $250,000, Flynn said.

Flynn will announce the foundation’s plan at the school district’s meeting at 7 p.m. today at the district office, located at 500 Acacia Ave.

Two community meetings are also scheduled to discuss the potential school closure. One will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Belle Air Elementary School, 450 Third Ave. The other will take place at 7 p.m. May 17 at Allen School, 875 W. Angus Ave.

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