San Mateo-Foster City School District Community
Favors Renewing Quality Education Funding to Protect Core Academic Programs
A recently commissioned independent public opinion research survey of San Mateo-Foster City School District constituents shows that residents strongly support the District’s commitment to quality education. Furthermore, the survey conducted September 10th to September 18th by Godbe Research shows as many as 76% of respondents are interested in renewing, without increasing, the existing voter-approved local education funding to protect core academic programs.
“Math, science, reading and writing programs are important to preparing our students for success in high school and beyond,” said Superintendent Dr. Joan Rosas, “Without continued funding, our schools will lose almost $7 million in annual funding.”
Key educational priorities of interest to respondents included: attracting and retaining qualified teachers, protecting math, science, reading and writing programs, keeping school libraries open and supporting art, drama and music programs.
“Stable local funding for San Mateo and Foster City schools will help to attract and retain quality teachers by supporting the critical educational programs they need to help our children succeed,” said Superintendent Rosas, “quality teachers are necessary to maintaining quality core academic programs including science, technology, engineering and math instruction.”
“This initial community feedback is very helpful and we look forward to engaging the community further about the future of our schools,” added Superintendent Rosas.