VIDEO. From the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) Trustees meeting on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 at 6:00pm, in person comments only.
This is the letter to which was referred by the parent speakers at the 11/9/2023 meeting.
Dear School Board Members,
We are asking you to increase teacher pay and keep our children’s academic future the focus of this district.
We are parents and community members who are concerned about our own kids, our neighbors’ kids, and our community as a whole.
We are asking for your help; for your commitment, for your focused attention to prioritizing the students of our district through our teachers. Salaries and retention are interlinked as are veteran teachers and educational outcomes.
We refer you to the lead statement from comprehensive research recently published by the Brookings Institution titled: “Reviewing the evidence on teacher attrition and retention.” It states, “Decades of research have shown that teachers are the single most important school-based factor in student achievement.”
Your constituents agree.
We understand that CUSD’s budget looks bleak, but this is a math problem. The equation can be solved. We are all asking you to stand with us: to keep our children’s academic future the focus of this district and increase teacher pay.
Sincerely, (add your name)
If you would like to add your name to this letter please complete the below form.
The Cabrillo Unified School District School Governing Board is comprised of five school board members who are elected by the local community. The role of the school board is to provide leadership and oversight of the district. The Board ensures that the district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of the community.
The term of office for school board members elected in regular elections is four years, beginning on the second Friday in December after their election. The board meets at least once a month at the District Office, 498 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held on Thursday nights at 6 pm. A portion of the board meeting consists of a “closed” session for the purpose of discussing confidential matters, such as personnel or student issues.
CARMEN DANIELClerkTerm: 2022-2026
|MARY BETH ALEXANDER
What District Area do I belong to?
CUSD residents can visit this map and type in their address to learn which Trustee Area represents them on the CUSD Governing Board.
Who is my District Area representative?
Trustee Area A: Carmen Daniel (Term expires: 2026)
Trustee Area B: Kimberly Hines (Term expires: 2024)
Trustee Area C: Lizet Cortes (Term expires: 2026)
Trustee Area D: Sophia Layne (Term expires: 2024)
Trustee Area E: Mary Beth Alexander (Term expires: 2026)
What does the School Board do?
The Board works with the Superintendent to fulfill its major responsibilities, which includes:
- Setting the direction for the district
- Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure for the district
- Providing support to the Superintendent and staff
- Ensuring accountability to the public for the performance of the district’s school
- Providing community leadership and advocacy on behalf of students, the district’s educational program, and public education
- Ensuring that the district is meeting its commitments to parents/guardians, all members of the community, employees, the state of California, laws pertaining to education, and established policies of the district
Governing Board Committees & Assignments
|Committees and Assignments||Board Member(s)|
|San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization||Kimberly Hines / Mary Beth (Backup)|
|Career Technical Education Advisory Committee||Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander|
|City-District (2+2) Committee||Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines|
|CSBA & Legislative Action Representatives||Sophia Layne / Kimberly Hines|
|District English Learner Advisory Committee||Lizet Cortes / Carmen Daniel|
|Environmental Sustainability Committee||Lizet Cortes / Mary Beth Alexander|
|Budget Advisory Committee||Mary Beth Alexander / Carmen Daniel|
|Latino Round Table||Lizet Cortes / Sophia Layne|
|Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Alliance||Mary Beth Alexander / Sophia Layne|
|San Mateo County School Board Association||Sophia Layne / Mary Beth Alexander|
Updated: December 14, 2022
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent