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CHICAGO PUBUC SCHOOLS Arne Duncan Chief Executive Officer

December 8,2005 M$.!CarolJ. Spizzirri Founder and President Save A Life Foundation 9950 W. Lawrence Avenue - 300 Schiller Park, II 6QJ76-1216 Dear Ms. Srazzirri, Thank you for providing training in basic life-support first aid skills to our students. It is very encouraging to learn that 10,000 grade school students will be trained during the 2005-06 school year. Please send me a listing of the schools who will be participating in the training program this year. Funding even basic health education programs is frankly challenging. As a result of our meeting, I have authorized payment in the amount of $24,500 to fund your { program during the 2005-06 school year. Our contribution will complement the funding you have received from Ronald McDonald House Charities. We will process your j invoice for $20,000 now and will disburse the remaining $4,500 upon receipt of a second invoice in January for the second semester of training. ; Unfortunately, I am not able to make an on-going commitment of our funds for this program in future years due to our substantial budgetary constraints. I am always willing to partner with you in the search for additional funding and will help share your positive results with appropriate sources of funding. Given that Illinois is 49"1 out of 50 states in the amount of money that goes to pubic education, we struggle on an annual basis to balance our budget. However, please know that I will continue to be supportive each year in any way that I can. I Thank you again for all of your hard work and leadership and for the tremendous opportunities you provide for our students. Sincerely, Arne Duncan

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