Donate money to our public school for a specific purpose?
Until recently we planned to send our incoming K student into private school, but due to a move and resulting assignment to a very good public school decided to go to public school instead and reallocate the funds saved and put aside for private school tuition into college savings instead. Even though most of the money will be eventually moved into kids' college saving account, we decided to donate a portion to the public school our child will attend every year. I want to give the whole thing in an annual check and be done with it but husband wants to give the suggested donation amount the school/PTA requests in a check and then do something more special with the rest (like donate for a specific purpose, donate technology items, something special for the library, etc.). His thinking is that the school already seems to be well funded and just another check won't make as much of a difference in students' experience as a more targeted donation. Any suggestions as to what a well ranked and funded school might need in terms of a donation or is a check still better?