Mercer Island Schools Foundation, PTA’s ‘Bridge the Gap’ campaign raises $1 million

During the June 27 Mercer Island School District board meeting, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and the PTA Bridge the Gap committee presented the district with a check for $1 million.

The money will allow the district to keep 18 teaching positions, middle school and high school instructional coaches and a K-5 art specialist.

“It is truly an amazing accomplishment and proof that this community is more than willing to step up and support teachers and students,” said Penny Yantis, the executive director of the MISF.

Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano expressed his thanks for the work done this spring.

The money was raised this spring through the annual MISF Breakfast of Champions in April, and through grassroots efforts by the PTA Council.


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