As schools across the country deal with dwindling funds, the Spring Lake Schools Foundation is raising money to update the district's math curriculum for grades 5-12.
The foundation plans to raise $100,000 for the update through a Shindig, which will take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Vander Mill cider mill and winery in Spring Lake Township.
Prior to April 26, tickets can be purchased at any Spring Lake school office, the district's central office and Sweet Temptations for $50 per couple, which includes one ticket for a $10,000 raffle. Tickets sold at the door will be $70 per couple.
Kelly Larson, chairwoman of the foundation's fundraising committee, said they wanted to raise the money because schools are struggling with their finances.
“We thought we could bridge the gap,” she said.
The event will also raise money through silent and live auctions. Some of the items on the auction block include weekend getaways, charter fishing trips and sporting event tickets.
Scott Ely, curriculum director for Spring Lake Public Schools, said the math curriculum for grades 5-12 was last updated about 10 years ago. He said the curriculum and technology are now very outdated.
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