School Fundraiser Raises Concerns

PEORIA, Ill. - A flyer sent to families at one Peoria school is sparking concern.

It asked Thomas Jefferson Students to donate a ream of paper to the school in order to attend the school dance, or, donating $1 would buy a student a dress-down day.

Parents took to social media saying this fundraiser excludes students who can't afford to donate. Some even organized a paper drive to ensure all students could attend the dance.

The principal sent a letter home with students Tuesday saying all students will be allowed to participate in the dance.

In part, Thomas Jefferson Principal Kary Boerger says "Please know that our team was well-intentioned, but does understand and value the concerns raised by our parents. Many of you have asked what you can do to provide support to our school While we do have a budget for copier paper, this was seen as a way that could involve our families. We did not intend for families to see this as an exclusion for students in school activities."

 

 

  


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