I am pleased to report that our district continues to make significant milestones in student achievement, facilities upgrades and fiscal solvency. Due to the gains in student achievement, Calistoga Elementary has earned the title of California Distinguished School, getting rid of the Program Improvement label that tarnished its reputation. Beginning this school year, the District is implementing one-to-one computing, meaning that there will be one device for every student.
The striking new Gym and Multipurpose room were completed ahead of schedule and within the allocated budget. Unquestionably, these facilities have tremendously improved the learning environment for our students. The new Gym is not only a great venue for our sports teams to host games, but it also adds flexibility to the scheduling of practices and easily accommodates programmatic needs. Of course, for the first time in the history of our District, our secondary students have an indoor place to eat, interact, socialize with peers and be protected from inclement weather.
The District has proven to be proactive and vigilant in ensuring a healthy reserve and maintaining a fiscally sound operating budget. The Board of Trustees will continue to adhere to prudent budgetary practices that promote fiscal solvency and guarantee the District will be in a position to provide for the educational needs of our current students and those who will be attending our schools in the future. We are grateful for the continued support of the community and parents and thankful for the hard work and commitment of our staff. Undoubtedly, the team approach is the best approach to help our students reach their potential and achieve success.
Dr. Esmeralda Mondragon