ENCINITAS — Staff and students of Capri Elementary School were joined Oct. 16 by 74th District Assemblyman Martin Garrick to accept a $5,000 education grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
As schools across the state continue to wrestle with the reality of budget cuts, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has continued providing its Barona Education Grant Program. Since 2006, Barona has awarded more than $800,000 to over 160 schools statewide.
Capri Elementary School will use the grant money to purchase several new laptop computers and library books.
The Barona Education Grant Program is the first of its kind in California created and administered by a tribal government. The goal of the program is to create strong educational opportunities for the children of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous improvement model.
Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants from Barona to purchase much-needed supplies and materials that promote academic improvement. Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000.
Applications can be downloaded at http://barona-sn.gov/education/education.html.