Improved Student success
The district must enable students to discover, plan and achieve their educational and employment goals. Improved student success means both acquisition of required knowledge and skills and achieving the goal of completion, transfer or finding employment.
Academic excellence and Effective delivery
Excellence of academic programs that match the needs of the industry and essential careers and their effective and efficient delivery are of utmost importance
Transparency and Accountability
Decision making should be made transparent. Public board meetings must be video-taped and archives must be available for later viewing. A critical issue is the prioritization and judicious use of bond money.
Budget and enrollment
The district must provide affordable education for all who need it. Required funding from the federal and state government will be impacted during current pandemic period and recession. The district has faced declining enrollment and budget cuts may be necessary.
Insecurities and mental health issues
A significant percentage of students and staff face food and housing insecurities and current pandemic and unrest is adding to mental health concerns.
Foothill-De Anza needs to ensure that they honor and build community support.