Dr. Joe Jaconette
Concertare in Old Italian means "to bring together."
In the spirit of concertare, over the past five years, our district has formed three strategic planning committees. The curriculum, technology and fiscal committees meet throughout the year in concertare with our staff to help us plan for the future.
As we brace for yet another year of fiscal uncertainty, we will continue to work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the community-at-large, to ensure that every dollar we receive is used to support student learning and advance our school district goals.
Take technology, for example. The boom in technology has opened exciting new pathways for instruction. At the same time, technology brings with it a host of new costs, not the least of which is maintenance. By working with the district's technology committee, we are able to identify the most effective tools to build our capacity for using technology.
The OUSD fiscal advisory committee is yet another way in which we get input from a cross section of the community. This important committee, which is comprised of representatives from all stakeholder groups, has the unenviable task of providing guidance on how our schools can ensure that school funding and needs match.
While each of these committees may focus on a different piece of the pie, they all work towards our common goal to ensure that our students continue to thrive.