Cameron County schools say they haven’t heard from Musk amid donation announcement

(FILES) In this file photo Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention CenterMarch 9, 2020, in Washington, DC. - Elon Musk, the charismatic chief of electric automaker Tesla, has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's second richest person, according to the Bloomberg list of billionaires. The South African-born Musk, 49, added $7.2 billion in wealth on November 23, 2020 alone following Tesla's latest surge. He now has an estimated $128 billion. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Elon Musk announced yesterday that he would be donating $30M to Cameron County, $20 of those, he said, would be going to Cameron County schools, however, School officials say they haven’t heard from him.

I think the exciting part is that Mr. Musk recognizes how important it is to invest in public education because in investing in public education you’re really investing not only in our community but really our world,” said Alicia Noyola, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

In a release, Port Isabel ISD said they haven´t heard from Elon Musk, but we’re really excited to work with him. 

“Point Isabel ISD is excited to have Space X right in our backyard, and we welcome any collaborations with Mr. Elon Musk and the Space X program. At this moment, our school district has not received any information about the comment made by Mr. Musk. However, as soon as information becomes available, we will notify the public.”


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