Schools raise funds, partner with community to ensure student activities continue

| August 16, 2017

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

State funding cuts over the past 10 years have made fundraisers and partnerships with local businesses and community organizations essential for Arizona schools to provide students with access to  extracurricular activities, which research shows keeps them engaged in learning.

Clubs, sports, music, arts,  student community service organizations, field trips and before- and after-school activities tap in to students’ interests, are where they develop friendships, and “are all a vital piece to providing a well-rounded education,” said Tom Woody, superintendent of Bisbee Unified School District, which serves more than 770 students in southern Cochise County.

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