Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fremont Elementary gets $5,000 grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians

Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo (D-Salinas)recently presented a $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Fremont Elementary School on Sept. 24.

This grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians, is awarded to one school in each legislative district in California. Schools must apply and have the official endorsement of their State Legislator to be considered for the grant.

The grant is being awarded to the largest school in the Alisal Union School District, where all students participate in the free or reduced lunch program. Fremont Elementary School submitted its application underlining the need for musical instruments for their afterschool music program. Funds will be used to purchase percussion line instruments.

The Barona Band has awareded $2.6 million to 528 schools since 2006, according to Alejo. 

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