OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 5735 47th Avenue Sacramento, CA 95824 (916) 643-9000 FAX (916) 643-9480 Jonathan P. Raymond, Superintendent BOARD OF EDUCATION March 26, 2010 Roy Grimes, MPA,MBA President Dear Colleague: Trustee Area 6 As we wind down a busy week and look forward to a restful spring break, I want to thank you, the hard-working employees of our district, for what you do, every day, for our students, parents Ellyne Bell, MA, LMSW st 1 Vice President and community. Despite our many challenges, I continue to be in awe of the fine work of our Trustee Area 1 dedicated employees. I would like to give a special note of appreciation to employees represented by Teamsters Union, Local 150, Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 and United Professional Educators and Classified Supervisors Association. We have successfully negotiated Patrick Kennedy nd contracts with these organizations and tying up that process will help the District balance the 2 Vice President Trustee Area 7 budget for 2010-11. We asked representatives of these groups to join hands in our efforts to ride out the recession, and they met our expectations. We hope for similar results for labor negotiations still underway. Jerry Houseman, Ed.D. Trustee Area 2 In addition, I am thrilled by the initial reaction of many of our instructional staff to our Priority Schools Initiative. Announced at the Board meeting only last week, the plan is still in the process of development. In spite of that, I have had numerous emails from teachers expressing interest in Donald Terry participating in the transformation of some of our most challenged and yet most promising Trustee Area 3 schools. While we continue to work out the details of staffing, resources for instructional programs, and Gustavo Arroyo Trustee Area 4 incentives, we recognize that time is of the essence if we are going to respond now to the moral imperative that equity for every child dictates. Diana Rodriguez In the coming weeks you will be learning more from me about our process and criteria for Trustee Area 5 selection of staff at these Priority School sites. In the meanwhile, I continue to encourage your input and expression of interest in participating. Cameron Fukui Finally, I am pleased that, by the end of this week, we will have rescinded more than 170 teacher Student Board Member lay off notices. We will continue to review our budget and funding shifts in order to rescind even more lay off notices as spring progresses. Have a wonderful and well-deserved break. Thanks again for your continued efforts to make our district a place where every child reads and every child counts. Sincerely, Jonathan P. Raymond Superintendent "View this and previous messages on our website at http://www.scusd.edu/Superintendent/Pages/default.aspx"
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