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District Announces Projected $2.5 Million Deficit For Upcoming 2019-2020 Year

The District announced during the last Board of Education meeting that they are facing a $2.5 million budget deficit for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. The deficit is largely attributable to increases in salaries, health-benefit costs, and state-required contributions into public pensions.   SMSF is dedicated to continuing to support San Marino schools through this budget […]

The Important Difference

Why is donating to SMSF, as well as, other school organizations necessary? Without the support of our SMSF donors, the PTA/PTSA, and local parcel taxes, teaching positions and programs across all four schools in SMUSD would suffer. Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), SMUSD receives some of the lowest state funding in California […]

Great Schools Benefit The Whole Community

San Marino’s real estate market was ranked the 5th most valuable in Los Angeles County by Los Angeles Magazine back in 2018. The strength of San Marino schools is a significant part of the property values in our community. The fabric of San Marino is based on a strong sense of community, safe and thriving neighborhoods, […]

New Marquee Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

San Marino High School, in collaboration with the Class of 1958 and PTAffiliates, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new marquee on Monday, June 17, 2019. This marquee uses up to date software allowing the administration to easily change the information displayed right from their computers. The Class of 1958 spearheaded the marquee project and […]

Continue to Close the Gap

We are less than two weeks away from the end of our 18-19 fiscal year, and we still need everyone’s help to reach our $2 million commitment for teachers. As of today, we are still $66,075 away from our goal of $95,000 raised for June. 100% of the donations given to SMSF go directly to […]

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads in our community. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and relaxing Father’s Day weekend. Without the wonderful San Marino fathers and parents, our community wouldn’t be the same. Many of you chose San Marino schools because they are the best in the state of California. As […]

Why Donating to SMSF is Imperative

Have you ever wondered why donating to SMSF is essential? Or what would happen to SMUSD without the Foundation’s support and commitment? During the 17-18 Annual Campaign year, donations funded 21 teaching positions across all four school sites. Without these SMSF donations and funding from other local sources, like the PTAs and Parcel Taxes, class […]

We Need Everyone's Support

We are less than one month away from the end of our 18-19 fiscal year. As of today, we have raised $10,750 during June. That is only $84,250 away from our goal of $95,000. Thank you to all our supporters who have helped us get closer to our $2 million commitment for teachers in SMUSD. […]

Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Scholarship Presentation

Congratulations to San Marino High School Seniors Olivia Cameron, Baxton Chen, Kyana Huang, and Hannah Huynh. They each earned $1,000 scholarship for college from the Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Scholarship. The Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who exemplify Leslie Mar’s model of engaging diverse interests pursued with passionate and enthusiastic […]

San Marino Schools Foundation Presents Grants Award to SMUSD

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) presented a grant of $1 million to the San Marino Unified School District at its May 28, 2019, School Board meeting. This $1 million represents SMSF’s first installment of its $2 million commitment to empowering excellence in our schools and students. Thank you to the families and community members […]