There are 32 districts and 420 public schools in Santa Clara County, each of which are currently handling much of their training, planning and purchases independent from each other. While every school and school district has its own unique programs and challenges, there is a lot of overlap. This inefficient system hinders our ability to educate our students and support our teachers effectively. As trustee, I will:
- Create opportunities for coordination and communication between districts and schools to share best practices, create economies of scale and support countywide collaboration so that we are not constantly reinventing the wheel;
- Work together to find solutions to the biggest challenges affecting schools across the county in critical areas, including distance learning, mental health support and special education programs.