Sutter, William Land and Leonardo da Vinci among state winners in Scholar Dollars contest

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Three Sacramento City Unified School District schools are among the 20 winners for grants to fund education initiatives in technology, science, and the arts. Winners were determined by votes cast by parents, relatives boosters and community members.

State Treasurer John Chiang made the announcement at William Land Elementary on April 24. Principals from William Land, Leonardo da Vinci and Sutter were all present as were Board of Education President Jay Hansen, Board Member Darrel Woo and Superintendent José Banda.

Grants were awarded based on school enrollment. Sutter received $20,000; Leonardo da Vinci received $15,000, and William Land received $10,000. Scholar Dollars has proven immensely successful in its inaugural year, with more than 390 schools across the state registering and over 411,000 votes cast by parents, relatives, boosters and community members.

The grants will be used to fund technology, arts, science programs and professional development at the campuses.