OEF Awards New Round Of Grants

By Misty Volaski

When the going gets tough, the Ojai Education Foundation gets tougher. As budget cuts continue to slice staffing and services in the Ojai Unified School District, the OEF has continued to help fill in the gap with its mini-grants program. The small organization, made up entirely of volunteers, "upped the ante this year," said OEF board member Joanna Iwata. "Last year we funded $10,000 in mini-grants. This year it's over $12,000. Given the economic climate — the money's just not being funneled into schools to support these types of

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