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Dear parents,    

On behalf of the board and the wonderful staff here in the district, I extend a warm welcome to all families in the district this school year, especially our new incoming kindergarten families.

The Los Gatos Union School District has the reputation for being one of the finest districts in the State. Educating the whole child, which includes an excellent academic program, social emotional development, and the arts, is a priority in the district.

Each school has a thriving Home & School Club that provides enriching school site programs/events, while the Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) works to provide funding for staff positions like art, music, and specialists. Both of these critical parent-run organizations infuse much needed funding into our schools, as education funding in California falls in the bottom tier in the country.

This year we have begun implementing our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, which represents the comprehensive effort to bring all stakeholders together to create a five-year vision and direction for LGUSD.  In the fall of 2019, more than 1,800 individuals from across our stakeholder base participated in providing feedback into the future vision of LGUSD through online surveys, committees, and 28 strategic planning focus groups. It is truly a community built plan for our students. In support of the plan, in the 2020-2021 school year we are advancing our technology efforts, have increased our counseling staff with the addition of a K-8 counselor, and have formed our Equity Action Team to forward our efforts to address equity and inclusion. 

Yours in education,

Paul Johnson

Superintendent

Twitter: @JohnsonP_LGUSD