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Association News

Visalia Emergency Aid Race Against Hunger

The "Race Against Hunger" is the largest 5K in the Central Valley benefiting Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC). From its humble beginnings in 2005 at a supermarket parking lot with 250 participants, the "Race Against Hunger" has grown to over 5,000 participants comprised of businesses, civic organizations, families and friends. It has become the premiere advocacy event for alleviating hunger in Tulare County.

Visalia Emergency Aid Council also believes that we must inspire the future generation to care for their community and have incorporated a "Kid's Race" in our annual event. The l/4-mile race provides children with the
opportunity to give back..."Children Helping Children"...while promoting health, fitness, and fun.

The 5K run/2 mile walk challenges participants to fun teams and creatively dress for the event on Thanksgiving morning. The race kicks off at 8: oo am and is usually completed by 9:30 am. The "Race Against Hunger" provides a large portion of the annual funding for the VEAC food pantry and day to day operations required to assist over 800 families each month.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

For more information, to join the VUTA team call
(559) 730-7995 or email Becky at


Upcoming Events

10.28 - Teacher TGIF
11.07 - Minimum Day
11.08 - VUSD Board Meeting
11.09 - Elementary Conferences Begin
11.11 - Veteran's Day
11.19 - Thanksgiving Break Begins
11.24 - Race Against Hunger

Proposition 55

The Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act

Proposition 55 will maintain the current tax rates on the wealthiest Californians to prevent billions of dollars in funding cuts for public education and other vital services. Strict accountability requires funds to be spent in the classroom. Proposition 55 will:
• Protects our students from Returning to the Days of Massive Budget Cuts and Teacher Layoffs

• California is facing a severe teacher shortage and needs to hire 22,000 more teachers next year.

• The sales tax associated with Proposition 30 will sunset this year and is not included in Prop.55
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela