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Fundraising Begins For Playgrounds Torched By Arsonist

sacramento city unified school district

sacramento city unified school district

Gabe Ross with the Sacramento City Unified School District says 50-thousand dollars is needed to restore the playgrounds at John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel Elementary schools. 

"The cost to build each playground is about $70,000 per playground," says Ross. "However the damage was covered by our insurance so we have to cover our insurance deductible which is $25,000 per school."

Ross says the money would have to come from the district's general fund, unless private donations can pay for the deductible.

As of this afternoon, donations totaled $4,000 -including $1,000 each from the Rebuild McKinley Steering Committee and the Caroline Wenzel Parent Teacher Association.

The district's long-dormant foundation was recently reactivated and this fundraising effort will be its first project.  

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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