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January 28, 2009 > Crab feed for students

Crab feed for students

By Dustin Findley

Milpitas Unified School District is kicking off the crab feed fundraising season on Friday, January 30.

"In these tough economic times (the crab feed) is extremely important. All of the money that we raise from the crab feed goes directly to the school sites and then directly to the teachers" said Dr. Karl Black, Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent. He explained that "The crab feed is a way to take that money and put it directly into classrooms" so that teachers don't have to take money out of their own pockets to buy classroom materials and supplies, an extreme situation that sometimes appears in the media.

The crab feed has also become "an event for the city that people look forward to every single year... It's a fun event. It's a good fundraiser, and ultimately it is the kids who will benefit from it."

There are individual fundraisers happen at different school sites for different programs like music, athletics, PTA, etc. The crab feed is "the only district-wide fundraiser that we currently sponsor" Dr. Black said.

Money from the crab feed, minus expenses, goes to every school. Dr. Black explained that none of the money goes to administrators, or the district's general fund, "it's divided equally amongst the schools."

Black informed that people can go online to buy tickets, or go to any school sites and buy tickets.

Crab feed and silent auction
Friday, January 30
5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
India Community Center
555 Los Coches St., Milpitas
(408) 635-2600

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