Due to DPS wide budget cuts, the Edison Elementary CSC was forced to cut the Art teacher position for next year. The news was announced in the PDF attached below. This was a devastating blow to the Edison community, and a groundswell of calls for action emerged. As this quickly changing scenario unfolded, Christopher Scott, PTA President, immediately began working to address this through the PTA. Christopher floated the idea of raising money to hire a teacher by Randy Thomae. As an entrepreneur, raising money and quickly achieving the Big Goal triggered a subprimal urge within Randy. Randy and Christopher set out to solve this problem. We started Art for Edison on February 22 to provide Art to all 575 Edison students next year. We can do this by meeting the Big Goal:
Raise $60,000 by May 28.
This will allow us to hire a full time Art teacher. This is 3 times this years fundraising goal for the entire school, in 1/3 the time. It works out to $105 per student. (checks accepted in the Edison Office) This will only be possible if we can come together - Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and the greater Edison community - friends, neighbors, and businesses. Working as one around a single cause.