Dear Parents and Advocates,

On January 14, 2014, California parents in record numbers attended the State Board of Education’s meeting in Sacramento. Parents went so they could have a say in how the money under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) should be invested. And, parents went to demand stronger accountability measures to ensure LCFF fulfills its promise to better engage parents and guardians.  As a result, we are seeing a shift by districts and schools to interact with parents in more meaningful ways including opportunities to engage in local decisions about student learning.

This holiday season, we wish to send our heartfelt thanks to all parents for their partnership, and for supporting schools and students when it really counted. Parents have stepped up in big ways, giving their time and talent to improve education in California. Thus, we ask you to please take a moment to pause and reflect on what we have accomplished together this year on behalf of California’s greatest asset – children – and thank parents for doing what they can to ensure lifelong success for their children.

 

Sincerely,

Families In Schools