The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation has announced the Skiing for Schools dates for 2015. Participating resorts include Homewood, Tahoe Donner, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Cross Country, Northstar, Royal Gorge, Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. You’ll get bargain rates such as downhill ski tickets for just $40, and cross-country tickets for only $15 for most of the dates, with the proceeds going directly to the Foundation. Skiing for Schools is possible because of the generosity of the local business community and the public who buys those tickets. So, you can enjoy your day on the slopes even more by giving back while getting out!
Over the past 25 years the Excellence in Education Foundation has provided over $2.7 million in grants to classes and programs at our local schools. Just last year, they provided over $300,000 in grants. Teachers and schools compete for grants based on merit, with awards going to those classrooms and programs where they can provide the most hands on assistance to kids.
Ex in Ed grants fund items such as books, science equipment, and musical instruments. Many of the grants go to items that are just not available due to budget constraints. All grants are reviewed by a school site council of local citizens, educators and students, who rank the grants before submitting to the Foundation’s Grant Committee. Recently, the foundation funded teacher requested grants in categories such Math & Science, Technology, Literacy, History & Social Science, Life Skills and Physical Education. As a foundation, Ex in Ed recently partnered with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to provide Chrome books to every student between 8-12th grade, enhancing the use of technology in the classroom for all the students.
For more information on the participating resorts and their dates, and where to purchase tickets, go to exined.org.