Drive to raise funds for arson-damaged playgrounds continues

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Caroline Wenzel's empty playground

The Sacramento Unified Education Foundation is accepting donations toward the cost of replacing two arson-damaged playgrounds.

Community members can donate via checks made out to:

Sacramento Unified Education Foundation
P.O. Box 246353
Sacramento, CA  95824

or donate through PayPal. Click here.

This summer, playground structures at Wenzel and John Sloat Elementary School were set ablaze. Damage was extensive and both structures were removed for safety reasons. Although SCUSD is moving swiftly to replace the structures, the schools opened without them.

The district’s insurance deductible is $25,000 for each incident. Without donations, that $50,000 will come out of the general fund budget, further hampering the district’s work to rebound from recessionary budget cuts.