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HotCorner
08-31-2006, 05:15 PM
Interesting choice of a fundraiser for a school but I bet funds weren't the only thing they raised. :evil:

Considering the almost everyday occurrence of teacher-student sex scandals, you would think a school district would distance themselves from an idea like this.

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/irresistible/9767771/detail.html



Strippers Raise Money For Vegas Schools

POSTED: 9:18 am EDT August 31, 2006
UPDATED: 9:43 am EDT August 31, 2006

LAS VEGAS -- Exotic dancers held a detention session with a difference at a Las Vegas strip club as part of a recent fundraiser.

The dancers, who were dressed as teachers, schoolgirls and librarians, took off their clothes to raise money for the cash-strapped Clark County School District. Scores Las Vegas raised $2,500 during the event.

District officials said they don't condone stripping for schools and noted that the money actually went to a nonprofit corporation that supports the school system.

The foundation said the strip club donation will be used to buy supplies and computers for Las Vegas teachers.

HotCorner
08-31-2006, 05:19 PM
Another article.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/aug/30/083010420.html



Las Vegas area school foundation accepts strip club donation
By RYAN NAKASHIMA
ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County School District kicked off the first day of school Wednesday with scant resources. But it got a major donation from the scantily clad.

The same day the nation's fifth largest school district began the year with some 400 teaching vacancies, the nonprofit corporation that supports it, the Public Education Foundation, accepted a $2,500 donation from a strip club, Scores Las Vegas.

"Thank you for your donation of $2,500, received on August 30, 2006," said a letter from foundation president Judi Steele to Scores' marketing director, Shai Cohen. "Thank you again for your willingness to support our community and invest in our children ... our future."

Scores raised the funds at an Aug. 23 back-to-school event called "Detention" that featured strippers dressed as teachers, schoolgirls and librarians.

"It's back to school time and you know what that means. Detention for everyone who has been bad!" one advertisement read.

The performers peeled off clothes and offered lap dances to customers, Cohen said. Patrons also left more than $1,000 donations in a jar that the club said would go to the Clark County School District. Scores matched the donations roughly dollar for dollar, he said.

"In this town, money is money, regardless," Cohen said. "We're a respectable business. We pay taxes like everybody else. We have a business license. It's for a good cause."

"Education is very important," he said.

The foundation's director of development, Deb Hegna, said the donation was gratefully accepted.

"From any licensed, legitimate business, we're certainly happy to accept donations," she said, adding the gentleman's club told them it had raised the funds at a charity event.

The money was earmarked for the foundation's exchange program, which provides new or gently used materials, supplies and computers to Clark County teachers for free or little cost.

The district, a sprawling area covering 8,000 square miles in southern Nevada with more than 300,000 students expected this year, is the fastest growing in the nation, said school district spokesman Steve Lombard.

The district has had difficulty hiring teachers to keep pace with growth, especially with the high cost of housing in southern Nevada, he said. The state ranks 46th in the nation in per-pupil spending, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.

The district's associate superintendent, Karlene Lee, said the district was not informed about and did not condone the flier used to promote the strip event.

Lee had no comment on the fundraising activities of the foundation, a separate entity which raises about $5 million a year.

"The donation was made to the foundation and for the inner workings of how that functions, you can contact the foundation again."

WVRed
08-31-2006, 05:32 PM
I'm speechless.

Then again, its Vegas.

Heath
08-31-2006, 05:35 PM
Maybe they should use the Kentucky education motto in Las Vegas.

"Where education pays".

:bang:

WVRed
09-01-2006, 07:21 AM
Maybe they should use the Kentucky education motto in Las Vegas.

"Where education pays".

:bang:

Or use West Virginia's

"Open for Business"

REDREAD
09-02-2006, 02:38 AM
Maybe I'm wierd, but I have no problem with this. The strip clubs are just as legal of a business as Applebee's is. I guess I don't see why accepting money from a strip club is any different than having Restuarants donate 10% of a day's sales to a school.

Sure, it was a cheesy event, but the strip joint could've had the event without donating money to schools.