SOURCE: Barona Band of Mission Indians
CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Carlsbad High School received a $5,000 Barona Education Grant today from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. The grant will allow Carlsbad High School to enhance its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum with math and science software and two iPads.
Assemblyman Martin Garrick and Principal Matthew Steitz were in attendance to receive the grant on behalf of the school from Chairman Edwin "Thorpe" Romero of the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
"Over the past several years, Carlsbad High School and schools across California have struggled to keep their budgets intact for basic operations," said Chairman Romero. "We are thrilled to be able to help our area schools add to and improve science and technology in their classrooms, areas that are growing quickly in the education world."
Since 2006, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded more than $1.5 million to over 300 schools statewide to help bridge school budget gaps and share resources through its Barona Education Grant Program.
The Barona Education Grant Program is the first of its kind in California created and administered by a Tribal Government. The goal of the program is to create strong educational opportunities for the children of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous improvement model. Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants from Barona to purchase much-needed supplies and materials that promote academic improvement. Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000. Applications can be downloaded at http://barona-nsn.gov/education.
About the Barona Band of Mission Indians
The Barona Band of Mission Indians, recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation, has lived on the Barona Indian Reservation in rural eastern San Diego County since 1932. Prior to that, the Tribe lived on the Capitan Grande Reservation which was established by the federal government in 1875. Long before living on a reservation, the Tribe traveled across Southern California in tune with the seasons and what nature provided. Today, the sovereign nation, governed by an elected Tribal Council, is serving its Tribal members, their families, and sharing with the San Diego region. One of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country, Barona also owns and operates the Barona Resort & Casino, San Diego's leading gaming resort, casino and golf course. For more information, visit www.barona-nsn.gov.