Do you support a new school district? Endorse NorthgateCAPS
Things have been moving forward with our proposal to create a new school district. The Northgate Community Advocacy for our Public Schools (Northgate CAPS) has been working for the past year and a half to create the new Northgate Unified School District, and we are closer than ever to accomplishing this goal. We would be honored if you would support our efforts by endorsing us.
Why a new district?
We believe it is time to establish a new, smaller, locally-controlled district that would be more accountable to our community and more responsive to the needs of Northgate area students and educators.
Who is included?
The new district would include the 5 public schools in east Walnut Creek; Northgate High, Foothill Middle, Bancroft Elementary, Valle Verde Elementary, and Walnut Acres Elementary schools and would include all students who reside within any one of the 5 school attendance boundaries.
What are the next steps?
We have met with many parents, business people, and civic leaders in our community. We have completed a 60 page draft report confirming that the proposal meets the 9 criteria required by the California Department of Education guidelines for District Organization. We have engaged the County School Board and County Superintendent to ensure the process meets their guidelines. The next step is to petition the community to show support for the proposal (to begin in late August) and to obtain endorsements from community members, businesses, and Civic Leaders (to begin now).
Why is this different from previous efforts?
In all previous attempts to move away from the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, the proposal included joining the Walnut Creek and Acalanes School Districts. In this proposal we are creating a new district independent from any other existing district.
How can you help?
We are asking you to express your support for our initiative by endorsing us using our on-line form. If you know other people who would be interested please forward this email directly to them.
Go to our website, NorthgateCAPS.org to learn about our progress. Thank you.
Linda Loza, Alisa MacCormac, Kent Caldwell, and Jim Mills