Challenge Day funding not in the cards for this year’s school budget |

Challenge Day funding not in the cards for this year’s school budget

After hearing a presentation by Tahoe Truckee High School students on the benefits of implementing Challenge Day as a bi-annual event and reviewing the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District budget, the school board elected not to fund $8,000 for the event this year. “It is (the board’s) priority that if there is any money left over, they want to reinstate things that have already been cut from the budget,” said Sasha Neumann, service learning coordinator. “But the board members spoke very highly of the program, so we are looking in a positive way to it being funded next year.”Challenge Day is a day-long event dedicated to ending bullying and aggression by breaking down social and cultural barriers. It has been available annually to all high school students in the district since 2002. A group of Truckee High students from the Friday Night Live/Challenge Day Club, a group that promotes positive choices and activities for teens, had hoped the district could find the resources to provide two such events each school year.

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