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Superintendent's Letter - March 2018

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

Spring has sprung and we have a lot going on in the San Mateo-Foster City School District! 

New School Board Member
Congratulations to new School Board Member Kenneth Chin!  Sixteen members of our community submitted applications to be considered for the open position on the Board.  At last night's Special Board Meeting, each applicant answered a series of first-round interview questions, then the Trustees picked their top candidates to continue on for a second interview.   From the second-round of interviews, Trustee Chin was selected and sworn in as our newest Board Member.  Welcome on board Mr. Chin!

Special Board Meeting on Polling Results - Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00 pm
On Monday, March 26 the Trustees will hear the results of the polling done to determine the level of community support for a parcel tax.  These results are significant in deciding whether to move forward with a parcel tax and we encourage all interested staff, families and community members to attend this meeting. 

Study Session on Student Achievement on Tuesday, March 13
On March 13 the Board of Trustees engaged in a Data Walk of CAASPP results to learn more about and discuss our student performance in the areas of math and language arts.  They looked at district-wide data, subgroup data and school data.  As you may know from your own school data meetings, there are students who are performing well and, yet, we continue to have some groups of students who are not meeting the standards that we expect.  This review of data was followed by impressive presentations of promising practices which, if implemented with consistency over time, would result in a positive change to this opportunity gap.  I am very appreciative and want to thank the staff who made the time to share information with our Trustees.

We are coming up on our Spring Break and I hope you are able to take some time to rest, re-energize and enjoy time your children and family.

Sincerely,
Joan Rosas, Ed.D.
Superintendent