HPISD Gifts: January Edition

HPISD trustees waved in more than half a million dollars in gifts at last night’s board meeting. Here’s the rundown:

$350,000 from the Highland Park Education Foundation. This final pledge from Mad for Plaid will go toward teacher salaries.

$75,000 from the University Park PTA to support staff salaries.

$41,700 from the Highland Park Sports Club for improvements to Scotland Yard. Included are new signs bearing the names of two famous alumni — Clayton Kershaw and Chris Young — above the left field (at $6,000 for the pair).

– $41,544 also from the University Park PTA, for staff development, training, and travel; technology/technology supplies and computer training; and instructional supplies.

$18,051 from the Park Cities Asian American Families. The money will buy iPads and a cart.

$10,000 from IBM for technology-based projects, given in honor of volunteer Bruce Lin.

$10,000 from Sam and Cheryl Wyly, for unspecified use.

– Another $6,380 from the HP Sports Club, in the form of an in-kind donation of soccer balls for HPHS girls soccer teams.

– And a $349 Xerox machine from parent Joan Wilk, for the HPHS volleyball team.

5 thoughts on “HPISD Gifts: January Edition

  • January 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    The volleyball team needs its own copier??

  • January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    for pete’s sake, we just
    want a school our athletic
    teams can be proud of.

  • January 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

    $6000+ for soccer balls? I realize competition level soccer balls are close to $100/ea., but do they really need 60 of them? You’d think they’d get a discount for buying in bulk.

  • January 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

    MGBHStar, They bought the top level soccer balls in gold/blue; but then decided they needed to repainted blue/gold.

  • January 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

    If it was $6,000 for footballs for the football team, no one would even give it a second thought.

    Heck, if it was $6,000 for socks for the football team, they wouldn’t either.


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