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ummer is an exciting time for students and their families. “Keeping our students healthy and providing them access

to high quality food during the summer is a priority. We are partners with the families in our community and want

to assist them all year long,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.

Beginning Monday, June 17, students under the age of 18 will be able to have access to free breakfast and lunch at the

following locations:

Last year LUSD served

over 11,000 meals to stu-

dents during the summer

meal program. “We are

grateful to our community

partners for their willing-

ness to assist us with this

program. They have been incredibly helpful in making this project come together to provide

meals for our students,” said Bree Valla, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

“We work with the USDA to provide city-wide access to our families,” said Dr. John Kar-

bula, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. “Our staff work diligently throughout

the summer to make this happen so that we may assist our students.”

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LOMPOC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM

Cabrillo High School Aquarium’s Interactive Tidepool Project

Awarded $100,000 CREF Grant

O

n Tuesday, June 18, the Santa Barbara County Board of Su-

pervisors awarded a $100,000 Coastal Resource Enhance-

ment Fund (CREF) grant to the Cabrillo High School (CHS)

Aquarium’s Interactive Tidepool Project. This $250,000 project will ultimately replace the Aquarium’s entire life support

system and install an authentic, accessible touch tank exhibit. Student Head Curators Hannah Caro and Chase Fichtner

presented the project at the hearing. Although the Aquarium was originally recommended to receive $85,331, the Super-

visors were so impressed by the students and their work, they ultimately reallocated additional funds to bring the total to

$100,000.

“LUSD values the Aquarium and the unique, one-of-a-kind

learning opportunity it affords for not only CHS students, but

students throughout the District,” said Superintendent Trevor

McDonald. The District has pledged $54,000 to the project as

well to ensure that the facilities are able to be modernized. Isidro

Carrasco, CHS Principal shared, “I am proud of our students and

teachers who put forth such dedication passion, and commit-

ment to educating people of all ages about our local marine life.

I am not surprised that the Supervisors were so impressed by

our student presenters and knew beyond a doubt that the funds

would be put to great use for the benefit of many in our county.”

Along with other donations and grants, including a $25,000

matching grant from the Chumash Foundation, this represents a

significant step forward with the Aquarium’s fundraising for this

project. Any individuals, companies, or organizations interested

in contributing can mail donations to the Aquarium at 4350 Constellation Road, Lompoc CA 93436, or contact Aquarium

Director Greg Eisen at

eisen.greg@lusd.org

. The Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund consists of mitigating funds due

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