District News

Superintendent Schott, pictured outside.

Dear Kentfield Community,

Next Tuesday at our December School Board Meeting, the District will say good-bye and thank you to two extraordinary Trustees, Cynthia Roenisch and Ashley Paff. Community members who would like to wish them well are invited to attend our meeting at 5:00 p.m.

Cynthia is an educator herself, teaching English at Alameda High School. She has brought that important perspective - as well as her experience as an attorney - to the Board's work for 13 years. During the Board's years of searching for a solution to the our growing enrollment, Cynthia's leadership toward a settlement that benefited the District was key. Cynthia's two children, Brooks and Heidi, went through Bacich and Kent and now attend Middlebury and Georgetown. Cynthia is graduating to the Tamalpais Union High School Board of Trustees where she will continue to serve the students of Marin.

Ashley has been a Trustee for nearly 10 years. Her work experience in finance has benefited the District in a variety of ways prior to her being on the Board and during her tenure. She has been on the Finance Committee, sat at the bargaining table, participated in kik's Executive Board as Treasurer, and served as Treasurer of the committee working for the passage of our 2008 Parcel Tax. Alex and Jordan, now attend Scripps and Marin Academy, respectively, following their years at Bacich and Kent. We look forward to benefiting from Ashley's expertise as she has agreed to continue on the District Finance Committee.

Prior to becoming Trustees, Cynthia and Ashley filled a variety of roles from Fun Lunch and classroom volunteers, to leadership positions in KSPTA and kik, to participants in Strategic Planning processes. And that just scratches the surface.

Ashley and Cynthia were on the Board that hired me. For five and a half years they have challenged and supported me. For 23 combined years they have done the same for the students, teachers, staff and families of the Kentfield School District. I will miss them mightily.

In next week's newsletter, I will share information with you about our new Board members.

Liz Schott

Youth Truth Survey Information - Deadline Approaching

Please take 15 minutes to complete an online survey that will help us improve Bacich and Kent. We have again asked YouthTruth – a nonprofit organization that supports hundreds of schools and districts across the county – to conduct an anonymous survey on our behalf.

Please access the survey before it closes at midnight on Friday, December 14, by clicking this link: http://www.ytsurvey.org/ksdfamily18

Please note:

  • The survey needs to be completed in one sitting.
  • We ask that one member of each household fill out the survey.
  • If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times – one time per child.
  • If you write any comments, please do not include your name or anything else that might identify you. Your responses are anonymous, and they will be combined with the responses of other parents and guardians before being shared back with school and district leadership.

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to help make our schools better places for our students. Your input is valuable to us.

If you have any questions about the survey, or our plans for how we will use your feedback, please contact Superintendent Liz School at lschott@kentfieldschools.org.

School Board

School Board Information

Next Meeting: December 11, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the District Office.

  • The Agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

Finance Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, January 10, 2018, 3:45-4:45 p.m., District Office