August 11, 2015 (Pala)--The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today that it has donated $140,000 to the Bonsall Union School District for the 2015-2016 school year.
The money will be used to support the Vivian Banks Charter School and will also be used to provide the school with a certified counselor.
“School counselors are vital members of an educational leadership team,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “This donation will help to ensure that all students at Vivian Banks Charter School receive the guidance and assistance they need and we are pleased to be able to help the Bonsall Union School District.”
The Pala Tribe has donated over $800,000 to local school districts over the past seven years.
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala.