Pala Band of Mission Indians Donates $140,000 to Bonsall Union School District

Programs slated for elimination will now be protected


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT: Doug Elmets
September 6, 2011                                           (916) 329-9180
   
PALA, CALIFORNIA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today a $140,000 donation to the Bonsall Union School District for the 2011-2012 school year. The donation will be made at the Bonsall USD School Board meeting tonight in Bonsall.

The money will be used to assist with transportation costs and support programs that would otherwise be eliminated at Vivian Banks Charter School in Pala.

“We are pleased to help the Bonsall School District provide the best education possible for our local students,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “Budgets cuts continue to be a reality for many organizations, but education needs to be a priority. This contribution will help ensure access to a high quality education for our region’s future leaders.”

The Pala Tribe has donated over $400,000 over the past three years to the Bonsall Union School District.


The Pala Band of Mission Indians has 1,117 members, 650 who live on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego.

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