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The CUSD Foundation is pleased to announce its newest corporate sponsors:

Luminary Sponsor -  COX Communications


Since 1996, COX has invested more than $16 billion in the communities they service through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet service to homes and businesses in the company's service area. Cox's annual in-kind and direct cash contributions exceed $100 million, with a community outreach focus on youth and education initiatives.

They are also committed to being green. They pride themselves on being good corporate citizens, and being an environmental leader is a way for them to continue this tradition.


The CUSD Foundation is grateful to COX Communications for their continued support, helping us make a difference for every child we serve.



Visionary Sponsor -  Rancho Mission Viejo Company


Since 1882, O'Neill/Avery/Moiso family members have owned Rancho Mission Viejo. Each generation has been guided by a set of values: manage the land thoughtfully; honor family, friends and community; and make your handshake your word. The years have brought greater responsibilities and challenges. Yet the family remains steadfast in its commitment to keep the Ranch in family hands, meet the demands of a growing population, and give back to the community.

The CUSD Foundation is grateful to Rancho Mission Viejo Company for their continued support, helping us make a difference for every child we serve.



The economic crisis facing schools is catastrophic…

    • Since 2007, Capistrano Unified has been forced to cut $66.2 million.
    • In the 2009-2010 school year alone, CUSD has suffered budget cuts of $35.2 million, with additional $33.9 million projected to be cut before June 2010.
    • California has a $20+ billion projected deficit for 2010-2011.
    • Education has received a disproportionate share of California’s expenditure reductions
    • California ranks 46th in per-pupil spending
    • Class Sized Reduction program eliminated in Grades 2 and 3.
    • Student-to-teacher ratio increased to 31.5 to 1 in Grades 2 & 3 and 25 to 1 in Grade 1.
    • Average class size for Grades 4 -12 is 35+.