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Chumash donate $100K to Santa Ynez schools


September 17, 2020

Scott Cory, superintendent of the Santa Ynez Valley High School District, poses with a large check donated by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation. Santa Ynez Valley High School received the top grant from the foundation, which delivered $100,000 to Santa Ynez Valley schools to help educators meet the challenges posed by distance learning.

Santa Ynez Valley schools have received a boost to help meet the unique challenges of distance learning, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation.

The foundation announced Tuesday that it has delivered $100,000 to local schools. The funds are aimed at helping educators meet the high-tech needs and the various challenges that remote learning has presented to start the 2020-21 school year.

The Remote Learning Resources grants were determined based on each school's expressed need and its student enrollment. Santa Ynez Valley High School, which enrolls 853 students, received the top amount of $32,175, said Veronica V. Sandoval, spokeswoman for the foundation.


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