By now, most of us are aware of the continuing budget issues that the San Bruno Park School district is facing.
After dealing with the long running DDAC committee and then the possibility of closing two schools and even sharing principals, most of us are painfully aware by now of the upcoming budget shortfall that the district will (and continue) to face in the next several months.
During the meeting of the San Bruno Park Board of Trustees on April 17, a was created to take a look at ways to help the district increase revenue. The original intent of this committee was to work with the district to identify and execute of funding opportunities to support education. It was to consist of community members with some board representation.
However, just two weeks after its creation, the S.O.S. committee was in jeopardy of being dissolved before it had even begun.
On the special meeting of the SBPSD board on May 9, an agenda action item brought forward at the request of schools trustee Henderson called for "Refinement of the authorized 'Save Our Schools' Advisory Committee." Unfortunately, the agenda item never made it up for discussion, and now the board is holding a for this very purpose.
The problem is that concerned San Bruno parents have serious reservations about SBPSD involvement in the S.O.S. committee. Given the failures of the board to recognize the work of the DDAC and the "Friday Night" plan to close two schools instead of one, the district board and superintendant find themselves having to deal with a community that simply doesn't trust them.
In light of this, concerned parents who are ready to take action to support education are invited to attend the on Tuesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the in City Park.
The goal of this meeting is to begin preliminary discussions about the S.O.S. committee and to answer the many questions about the S.O.S such the form, function, membership and purpose.
Before the Wednesday night board meeting, the community needs to come together on a proposed plan to answer the questions raised and provide clear focus to this discussion. We need to speak up now!
Please join us tomorrow night in San Bruno Park.