May 29, 2011 2:59 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Durango donors give $200K to prevent school cuts

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado schools have been bracing for painful budget cuts next year because of declining state support. In Durango, local philanthropists are giving some $200,000 to make sure school cuts in their community don't go too deep.

The Durango-based Marc and Jane Katz Family Fund is giving the money to a local school district and an associated education excellence fund.

District Superintendent Keith Owen tells the Durango Herald that the donation will allow the system to keep funding an elementary school health center. It will also allow interested high school students to continue taking classes at Southwest Colorado Community College or Fort Lewis College.

Marc Katz says he gave the money to prevent school budget cuts. The fund gave about $100,000 last year.
Information from: Durango Herald,

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