Dear Los Gatos Union School District parents, teachers, staff and community members:
I want to thank you for joining me and participating in the School Board, Los Gatos Education Foundation Board, Home and School Club, Budget Advisory Council, LG3 Sustainability Committee, Resource Council, and other meetings concerning the financial challenges and changes facing our school district.
In particular, I encourage you to attend tonight's LGEF Board meeting starting at 7:15 p.m. at the
As you know, the "trigger cuts" initiated by the state in February are just the latest in years of continuing financial shortfalls that impact our district and our schools. Over the last three years, the LGUSD has lost more than $3 million of state funding with no offsetting increase in property tax or local funding.
It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. ~Barack Obama
And I sincerely thank all of the parents, teachers, staff and community members who have and are offering to step up and implement better ways to fund and use the monies we have.
With that in mind, I encourage each of you to participate and partner in any of the upcoming meetings. See details below and please note change of locations.
If I have missed a crucial meeting, let me know the time and place and I will add it to the list.
Please forward this email to your friends, co-workers and neighbors in the broader community. As a community, what we do at our schools now … impacts everyone in the Town of Los Gatos, the future prosperity for generations to come and your children today.
Again, I welcome your thoughts and ideas so continue to contact me and the Los Gatos Union School Board as well. We may not reply immediately but will read and respond as quickly as possible. I encourage you to participate any way you can in these crucial organizations and meetings to help us implement creative ideas, partner together, and fund the type of education we all want for our students in Los Gatos.
Schedule of Important Upcoming Meetings
March 8 – LGEF meeting at JCC – 7:15 p.m.
March 21 – LGEF meeting at JCC – 7:15 p.m.
April 10 - Board Meeting at Fisher Middle School Cafeteria–6:30 p.m.
April 24 – Board Meeting at LGUSD District Office-6:30 p.m.
May 1 - Board Workshop Curriculum Update-6 p.m.
May 15 – Board Meeting
June 1 – Board Workshop
June 19 LGUSD District Office