Scripps Ranch Schools Committee (SRSC)
Our first meeting of the school year was a learning experience for all of us. Sergeant Jesus Montana of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department enlightened us on the steps of restorative practices and school safety for everyone.
Holland Kessinger, the Scripps Ranch Library’s new children’s librarian, introduced ideas of how the library can support our schools’ goals through programs such as the free homework tutoring available Mondays through Thursdays. Both speakers and their topics weave wonderfully into our K–12 Pathways plan that the SRSC continues as a main goal this year.
Be Sure to Vote!
Fall has arrived and so have our voting ballots for the November election. The “book” of bonds, initiatives, and propositions can seem quite overwhelming, but your SRSC wants to make sure that you are aware of the measures that can affect our children’s education.
The California state ballot contains the following propositions:
- Prop 51—a school facilities bond
- Prop 55—income tax on wealthy for school funding
- Prop 58—multilingual education for “English learners”
The San Diego ballot contains:
- Measure I—regarding the lease of land for San Diego High School
- School board trustee elections—although our area representative is not up for election, trustees are a citywide vote
Please take time to educate yourself about these state propositions and city measures and candidates. Although your SRSC acts as a strong voice to support our Scripps Ranch students, this is your time to speak loud and clear by bubbling your ballot.
The SRSC meets on the third Wednesday of each month during the school year at 4:30 pm in the Marshall Middle School Community Room. All meetings are open to everyone. We invite all who are interested—this means you!—to attend our next meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] We hope you join us!
Jen Marchesini, SRSC Co-chair