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Master Facilities Planning: Improving our School Facilities
In July 2015, the Board of Education approved a District-wide Master Facilities Plan (MFP). This plan, developed collaboratively over the past several years, creates a roadmap of improvements to provide safe, well-maintained classrooms, labs, libraries/media centers and instructional technology that support a modern education and reduce overcrowding in our schools. San Rafael voters passed Measures A & B in November 2015 to fund a portion of the MFP.
Historic Shift in School Funding
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) represent dramatic changes to funding for California public schools.
Visit our LCAP/LCFF webpage for further details including:
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Board Takes Action on Implementing Bond Funds
Site Projects, Schedules and Budgets Identified
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Our entire SRCS community is integral to shaping our plans for continued success and growth. As such, we want to brief you on our LCAP engagement plan for the 2015-16 school year. This year, the stakeholder engagement is all about implementation. We will focus on the data, what we have learned and a strong implementation schedule. Through out work, we will be create a refined priority list of what can be accomplished in the next 3-5 years. Click here to learn more.
Board Members Earn Masters in Governance
San Rafael City Schools Board of Education members Rachel Kertz and Maika Llorens Gulati joined their fellow trustees in completing the California School Board Association’s Masters in Governance program.
The Masters in Governance program is a nine-course program focused on the effective management and role of school board trustees. The program equips board members and superintendents with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and support an effective governance structure. Trustees Kertz and Llorens Gulati agree the program offers a unique opportunity to join other trustees from across California to share best practices and discuss current issues and trends.
Congratulations to both on completing their Masters in Governance!
SRHS Hall of Honor
San Rafael High School and the SRHS Alumni Association’s 2016 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony is on May 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm at SRHS. This year’s event will recognize Beverly Tanem, teacher and volunteer, and Tom Untermann alum and supporter, for their outstanding dedication and commitment to SRHS. Click here to learn more.
Deadline Extended: Citizen Bond Oversight Committee
San Rafael City Schools is establishing an Independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for Measures A & B, which were passed in November 2015, in accordance with Proposition 39. For these types of bonds, California law requires a committee to oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair, and modernization of schools by SRCS. The committee will communicate its finding to the Board of Education and the public in order to ensure that school bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently.
If you have questions, please contact 415-492-3233.
School Vaccine Update
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, parents or guardians of students in any school or child care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption (PBE) to a currently required vaccine. PBEs submitted prior to Jan. 1, 2016 will be honored until the student enrolls in TK/K or enters seventh grade. For more information on school vaccination requirements, please visit www.shotsforschool.org.
Measures A & B Pass
Thank you, San Rafael Community!
The San Rafael community overwhelmingly supported our ballot measures to improve our school facilities!
The measures needed a 55 percent majority to pass. Additionally, Greg Knell, Linda Jackson and Maika Llorens Gulati retained their seats on the SRCS Board of Education. Click here to read more.
Understanding Our State Assessment Results
Recently, the state of California released results for the new statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests are aligned to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards. This marks an exciting change as California seeks to raise the bar and realize much higher levels of academic achievement for its students. Click here to read more.
Students Receive National Merit Honor
Three exceptional SRCS students were recently announced as semifinalists in the prestigious 2016 National Merit Scholarship (NMS) Program! Less than one percent of US high school seniors are awarded ...more
Board Approves 2015-18 LCAPs
The SRCS Board of Education recently approved our 2015-18 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP). We are grateful to the hundreds of people who participated in the complex and extensive process to help shape the plans so we can improve as a district to better meet the needs of all our students.
You can find the final LCAP documents online in English and Spanish at www.srcs.org/lcap. There are also several other resources and materials on the webpage, including an executive summary.
Elementary Teacher is Marin County Teacher of the Year
We are filled with excitement and pride as we share that Karrie Coulter, currently a second grade teacher at Short Elementary, was selected as the Marin County Teacher of the Year! A crew of District representatives visited her classroom to surprise her with the news. As the county honoree, Karrie will continue on in the process for California Teachers of the Year, which highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. Congratulations, Karrie!
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Announcing HeadsUp's New ED!
A message from the HeadsUp President announcing their new Executive Director:
On behalf of the HeadsUp Board, I am thrilled to announce that we have chosen Michelene Moayedi as our new executive ...more