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Amidst School Budget Crisis, Students At One Philadelphia School Are Running For Resources
Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla will join in Masterman High School's second annual "Laps For Education" run-a-thon to raise money for student enrichment programs, and increase awareness about health and fitness.
All "Laps For Education" participants pay a registration fee of $10, then supporters pledge a dollar amount per lap for each runners or walker. One lap is a quarter mile. The more laps, the more money for Masterman students. "Laps For Education" is set up like an actual race with a live DJ and water station. While there are no medals, all of the students at Masterman are winners. "Laps For Education" is open to the public and you can register onsite on June 13th starting at 8am. You can also make a donation online by going to: http://www.mastermanhsa.org/
Philadelphia schools are in the middle of a huge budget crisis facing a $300-million shortfall. While legislators wrangle over where to find the money, schools do not have adequate funding to open in the fall. Educators and parents are advocating for public education and coming up with creative sources of funding. "Laps For Education" is one way to raise money and, at the same time promote a healthier lifestyle.
For more information about "Laps For Education" email Elise Kraemer at elisekraemer@
Page Updated Last on: Jun 12, 2013