Our schools are facing unprecedented cuts due to COVID-19. For 2020-21, that could mean a reduction of 10% for your student. That's $800 less invested in your child's education. In elementary schools, it's a loss of $20,000 in each classroom. At middle school and high schools, it's a loss of $25,000 to $30,000 per classroom. Our California schools were already underfunded prior to COVID-19, 41st in the nation in per student funding. At a time when health and wellness are at the top of everyone's minds, California's nurse to student ratio is even worse, 50th in the country. Right or wrong, WCEF is the only way to preserve our public schools. The time is now to invest in our children.
WCEF was created by parents in the 1980s when our community was faced with drastic budget cuts, the same situation we are in today due to consistent underfunding and COVID-19. Donations to WCEF ensure all students in the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas High School receive a quality education and graduate with confidence.