What we fund.
At the September 6th school board meeting, MEF presented the Millbrae Elementary School District with the donations raised during the 2015-16 school year: $252,000. This amount empowers the district to continue funding TK-5th elementary music; 5th grade band; K-8th technology education; and technology integration training for TK-8th teachers.
What we lost.
However, due to a decrease over the previous year’s donations to MEF, some programs had to be cut. Our Taylor band students lost their before-school ensemble practice with Dr. Gonzalez. Taylor’s 2015-16 technology/digital arts teacher Patrick Sullivan has moved on to a position at D-Tech High School, and the district was unable to fund a full-time replacement. Fortunately, 6th grade teacher Jackie Giacomazzi stepped up to fill that role in a part-time capacity for 6th-8th student instruction and classroom technology integration training for teachers.