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MISD fundraising Bridge the Gap campaign reaches goal
The Mercer Island School District's Bridge the Gap campaign hit it's $1.2 million goal this week.
The funds will help protect 20 teaching positions in the district, allowing the schools to maintain the level of staffing in all grades and will help keep classes smaller.
"I have said this before, but when I think of the challenges of raising $1.2 million again, I marvel at the energy, commitment and generosity of each and every one of you," said Superintendent Gary Plano in a press release. "We may live in uncertain times, but what is certain is the extraordinary support of this community. Thank you. On June 7, I was reminded that all of our work together is rewarded by the wonderful accomplishments of our 351 graduating seniors. During the graduation ceremonies at the Washington State Convention Center, we were treated to outstanding musical presentations, inspiring speeches and the energy and hope of our young people.”