Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Introductions are in order. I'm a parent in the LASD, with two daughters currently attending Gardner Bullis. Prior to the 2008-09 school year, we attended Almond Elementary. As a parent, I'm generally pleased with the high quality of the academic instruction and the richness of the program our kids receive. We are very fortunate to have such a robust program and dedicated District employees to deliver that program to our kids.

About a year ago there was a situation at my daughters' elementary school that caused me to get more interested in how the district is run. We've always been involved as best we could -classroom time, volunteer work for various extracurriculars, etc. I've also served on the Almond Site Council and am currently on the District Curriculum Council. However, I felt that the flow of information from the District isn't what it could be. My only goal with this blog is to try to share information.I can't possibly represent all of the good work that is going on within the District. There are PTA's, many different advisory panels and councils, and parents contribute literally tens of thousands of volunteer hours in the classroom. I can't possibly cover all the work that all of these people do. If you're active in some aspect of the district that I don't know about, please feel free to contact me. If you'd like to write your own posting, I welcome your contributions. If you'd like to have me summarize what you're up to, or provide a link to your own material, that's OK too.

The whole point of communication is that it's a bi-directional process. Hopefully I can share something useful to you, and I can learn something from you as well.

Best wishes,

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Smith,

    I applaud your efforts to keep our community informed. However, something doesn't seem appropriate when you have a disclaimer saying this information is your personal opinion and you're not wearing your "school board member hat." Seems divisive at many levels!


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