As the educational world continues to adapt to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, what has become clear is that this risky health environment has necessitated institutions to take on commensurate financial risks to ensure that the quality and accessibility of educational services do not suffer. As CRCS prepared for the 2020-21 school year, we determined that taking such risks would be necessary to continue the delivery of our education program. While keeping our fees unchanged, we prayerfully and diligently made a very significant investment in mitigation (protective partitions, hand washing/sanitizing stations, additional on-site professional cleaning services), staff, and technological resources to ensure that we would have the capacity to operate an in-class and virtual program concurrently. The virtual program, which employs live streaming equipment in seven classrooms, has afforded access to those families preferring such an option. Also, given the experience of the 4th quarter shutdown at the end of the 2019-20 school year, we were determined to make a transition to such a future possibility as seamless as possible. Hence our investment in our enhanced network capabilities along with the purchase of portable devices (i.e. Chromebooks) for every elementary student.
The benefits of these investments have made them clearly justified. We have elevated and enhanced our capacity to deliver a state-of –the-art education. But this enhanced capacity has not come without an impact on our budget. Hence, we are launching a fundraising program to enable families and other supporters of the Crusader community to participate in these investments. We do this with the full acknowledgement that this is not, nor has it ever been, the norm for us. And we do not make such a request lightly. We have set the goal of raising $150,000 between now and June 30, 2021. Raising these funds will significantly reduce the budgetary pressures created by the expenditures deemed necessary to provide these services. Donations can be made via our Fundly.com link. We clearly felt led to take a step of faith. Now we are asking for you to consider joining us in this journey through prayerfully considering a donation to our TAP (Technology Advancement Program) initiative.
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