The year was 1926. School libraries needed books. Orchestras were being formed in schools, but needed instruments. Sports teams were looking for more equipment. And the PTA wanted hot lunch served in schools.
The drawback? No funding for all of the requests.
Ever since the Davis School District was formed on July 17, 1911, funding from state and local taxes, bonds and other sources has not covered the various needs of schools. In an effort to supplement that funding, schools and teachers have learned to be creative in their efforts to provide more microscopes, purchase art supplies and make their classrooms a better learning environment.