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Brownsville ISD receives over $2 million from Musk Foundation

2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago Wednesday, April 21 2021 Apr 21, 2021 April 21, 2021 9:55 AM April 21, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital

The Brownsville Independent School District was awarded $2,412,000 from the Musk Foundation, the district announced Wednesday.

The donation comes after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced last month that he would donate $20 million dollars to Cameron County schools and $10 million to the City of Brownsville for revitalizing the city’s downtown area.

“We are very grateful for the donation from the Musk Foundation,” BISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez said in a news release. “We are currently working on a plan to expand several of our Career and Technical Education programs and academies.”

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The district will announce more details within the next couple of weeks, Dr. Gutierrez added.

The disbursement of funds were based on school enrollment and constituted over a quarter of the $20 million committed funds to be used for the benefit of schools and students within Cameron County, the release stated.

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