Our school, as well as other schools throughout the state,
faces budget reductions that threaten to change our public education
system in California. At the same time, our mission to educate and
inspire each student to succeed and contribute to the world around them
has not changed. Our challenge will be to continue providing a high
quality education with fewer resources.
As we have faced tough budget times in the past, Ruskin has
continued to provide the best that it can, for all students. This is
possible because of our dedicated staff, our committed parents and our
community partners who continue to give, not only financially, but of
themselves. If you have not had an opportunity, I encourage you to view
the district's Budget updates. It is indeed a daunting task, but one
which we will overcome, by working together.
While we could certainly benefit from more resources, the
fact that test scores continue to go up, speaks volumes about the
commitment of our staff, families and community to ensure a rich and
appropriately challenging educational experience. The passion for
learning runs deep. It is this passion and commitment by our community
as a whole, that will allow us to survive these unprecedented budget
Together, we will emerge a leaner, more focused school
system that continues to improve teaching and learning for all our
students. Thank you for your continued support of not only Ruskin
School, but the Berryessa Union School District.