Welcome back to school! I hope that everyone had a great start to the 2018-2019 school year.
As the President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association I hope that this is a year of engagement with our membership districts and communities. We want to strengthen current bonds and form new ones. As we all know, we may be on the precipice of time financial times on the horizon with rising healthcare and pension costs, the ongoing issue of affordable housing and the current cost of living in one of the richest places on earth. However together, working as a united county of school districts and board members we can hold each other up through the challenges to ensure that all students have access to a quality, equitable education.
To that end, our fantastic Board of Directors meet over the summer to plan out another year of professional development for our members and opportunities to form those crucial lines of communication across district lines. As a membership we are privileged to have a wealth of knowledge available to us from other members and our County Office of Education. I hope that I have the opportunity to meet each of you at an upcoming SMCSBA event or at the 2019 Kent Awards. A link to our events page is here.
Thank you all for your service.
2019-2020 SMCSBA President