tHIRD ANNUAL REPORT
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It goes without saying that the 2019-2020 school year will go down in history as “unprecedented.” Despite the upheavals brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud that we increased our program spending to over $100,000 this year and provided STEAM opportunities for students both in the classroom and through distance learning. At the beginning of the school year, we continued many of our prior programs, including Chalk Art at the elementary schools, Art in Action in 58 classrooms, and middle school field trips to Chabot Space & Science Center. We also added new programs like the science-aligned expansion of school gardens funded by a grant from Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. We supplied high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools with science and engineering materials through Project Lead the Way, and we collaborated with Young Audiences of Northern California to provide intensive teacher training at our district’s arts magnet school. When campuses shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we immediately established our Coronavirus Remote Learning Fund. Donations from the fund went directly to support students, primarily those underserved populations that have more limited access to the technology needed for distance learning. As the district plans for possible hybrid attendance models during the next school year, we will continue to support programs that can be adapted to the “new normal” at all of our district campuses.
Second Annual Report 2018-19
Did you know, in year two, MDEDF reached more than 12,000 students with hands-on art and science?
See our Second Annual Report 2018-19 for details.
MDEDF in the NEWS
Thank you to more than 100 of you from 47 schools who answered our foundation's 2019 STEM Survey! You provided fantastic information, resources, and ideas. See results summary, full open responses and resource list here:
Our new MDUSD Education Foundation received a generous donation for Elementary School Arts from the Mt. Diablo Education Association Academy Awards Event Committee. In the 2018 spring survey, we learned many of our schools have existing gems of innovative arts that tap into local talent and could possibly be replicated at more of our schools. Local businesses and volunteer groups are a great place to start as well.