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A note from Superintendent Bassanelli: Encouraging meaningful engagement from our community

A note from Superintendent Bassanelli: Encouraging meaningful engagement from our community

Good morning,

Earlier this year, I shared the importance of student voice in our district and at our schools. Today, I want to focus on the opportunities that our broader community has to get involved in sharing input and feedback, including our many district committees that are convened each year to help review and advise both staff and the Board of Education on critical issues. 

Voice is key to understanding the needs and wants of our whole community and our committees help us consider multiple perspectives on important issues such as our Local Control and Accountability Plan, curriculum, facilities and supporting our English language learners and students receiving special education services. I encourage you to watch and share this short video that highlights our various feedback opportunities, including our district committees, which are open for application to community members and parents/guardians. 

Family and community participation is, of course, key to the success of these committees and, therefore, our schools and district. Participation does not just have to involve joining these committees. Of course, opportunities to collect voices and involve our community happen at our schools as well through school site councils, parent-teacher associations/organizations, booster clubs and volunteer opportunities. 

I encourage our community and families to participate in whatever way fits in their busy lives, whether it is attending a committee meeting to learn more about initiatives that the district is focusing on or participating in our various feedback opportunities such as sharing your thoughts on our facilities master plan update or the draft revised student dress code policy. 

We do better together to ensure our students’ success.

In community,

Melissa Bassanelli