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Dr. Fred Brill, Superintendent

Dr. Fred Brill, Superintendent

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Today: 5/24/15

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The San Lorenzo Unified School District teachers and staff will collaborate with families and the community to cultivate safe learning environments and ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students

  • All students will become engaged community members contributing to, and becoming good stewards of our changing world.
  • All students will reach their highest potential as creative and critical thinkers prepared for college, career and life-long learning.


Students will become creative, collaborative, compassionate, resilient, well-informed and socially responsible advocates for equity and social justice as a result of their education, experience and support from educators, families and the community.

Open Letter from Superintendent Brill

Superintendent Newsletter

March 2015

Congratulations!  We have almost made our way through the madness of March; spring vacation is just around the corner. In this newsletter, you will learn about some of the exciting events taking place in San Lorenzo!

Kudos to all the teachers and staff who participated in the professional development day on March 20.  The feedback we received was very positive.  The commitment to continually improve our practice is truly impressive.

As you know, we are in our second year of administering the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). I want to thank the teachers, administrators and support staff who have put in countless hours building schedules, readying the technology tools and infrastructure, preparing for the complex administration of this computer-based assessment and most importantly, effectively preparing our students. We will all have much to reflect on when these results come out later this year.

Our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) engagement meetings are now taking place throughout the District. I urge you to attend at least one of these meetings and learn about some of the preliminary data we have collected that is related to our 27 strategic investments that were made to help us achieve our District Goals. More importantly, we will be soliciting your input about investments we should make in 2015-16 “to increase and improve the services” for our targeted subgroups: English learners, our students in families with low income, foster children, homeless children, African American, Latino/Hispanic and students with disabilities.  Our revised LCAP will be approved by the Governing Board in June of 2015.  I urge you to visit our LCAP Portal to gain a deeper understanding of the research and data that informs the work across the District.

I am pleased to report that Donna Pinkney, SLEA President; Neva Rowden, CSEA President; Dave Wiley, SEIU President; Norm Fobert, SLZUSD Board President; and I have agreed to participate in the California Labor-Management Initiative Symposium, sponsored by State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson.  In a word, we agreed that Our District and labor leadership are very interested in learning processes and protocols to increase communication, collaborative problem solving and shared responsibility in realizing District goals and strategic priorities.  We are all committed to improving the culture and climate and eliminating divisiveness throughout the District.  We recognize the importance of promoting collaboration throughout the District if we truly want to improve the educational outcomes for all students.  Regardless of whether we are accepted to the symposium, we are deeply committed to this important work!

Let us all offer some well-deserved acknowledgement for our employees of the Spring quarter: Rachel Ahrens, English Teacher, Department Chair, SLC Lead and Rebel Scholar Coordinator at San Lorenzo High School, and Gaby McVay, Administrative Assistant in Maintenance, Operations and Transportation. These rock star employees model what it means to go above and beyond to effectively serve and support the children and families in San Lorenzo.

Enjoy the wonderful Spring days!

Fred Brill, Ed.D.




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