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  • Important Message to the RUSD Community 

    Reed Union School District Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lynch would like to announce that School Board member, Dana Linker Steele is resigning from her position effective December 11, 2019, creating a Trustee vacancy.
     
    Dana has served on the Reed Union School District Board of Trustees since December 2011. During her tenure, her insights, perspectives and experience have led to many valuable contributions to the district.
     
    Please join us in recognizing Ms. Steele for her years of service and commitment to our community on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in the Board room located at Bel Aire Elementary School.
     
    The Reed Union School District will therefore be accepting applications for the open seat on the Governing Board from December 11, 2019 through January 13, 2020 at the District Office, located at 277 A Karen Way, Tiburon CA 94920.
     
    Interested persons who live within the boundaries of the Reed Union School District and who are registered voters are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. An application form can be obtained at the District Office or at this link, or it can be emailed to you. In the District Office please contact Keith Woodard at kwoodard@reedschools.org or Sharon Simontacchi at ssimontacchi@reedschools.org. Applications can be submitted electronically to RUSDsuperintendent@reedschools.org. All applications will become public record upon receipt by the District.
     
    For persons who may consider applying for the open seat, a member of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent Nancy Lynch will host a meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:30 am in the Boardroom located at Bel Aire School at 277 Karen Way, Tiburon CA 94920. This meeting will provide information on the roles and responsibilities of Board members, as well as respond to questions.
     
    The candidate selected for this provisional appointment will fill the position through the end of the term, December 2020. If the appointee wishes to serve beyond December 2020, they will file for the November 2020 election as an incumbent during the filing period of July 13, 2020 through August 7, 2020.
     
    Inquiries from qualified citizens may be made to Nancy Lynch at nlynch@reedschools.org or by calling 415-381-1112.
     

    A Message from Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lynch
    December 11, 2019

     
     
    Dear RUSD Families,
     
    California Law Regarding Safe Storage of Firearms
    In light of incidents across the country of children bringing firearms to school, I would like to provide families with information on California law regarding storage of firearms.
     
    California law holds a person criminally liable if they negligently store or leave any loaded firearm on their premises where a child is likely to gain access to it—regardless of whether or not the child brings the gun to a public place. The easiest and safest way to comply with the law is to keep firearms in a locked container or secured with a locking device that renders the firearm inoperable, with ammunition stored separately.
     
    RUSD staff is dedicated to making our schools as safe as possible, but schools alone cannot prevent incidents of gun violence. The California Department of Education provides important information on their Violence Prevention webpage and additional safety information including "Rules for Kids" can be found on the Department Of Justice Firearm Safety webpage. Please see the letter from our community partners on this subject.
     
    Together we make every effort to keep our children safe.
     
    Uniform Complaint Procedures
    School Districts are required to annually inform parents, guardians and staff regarding its Uniform Complaint Procedures. If you would like to have a copy of this policy, please contact the District Office.
     
    Equity Resources for Families
    Parents are always the first educator in their child’s life. As children get older, sometimes parents wonder what their role is once children enter elementary or middle school. Our schools provide multi-layered social emotional learning programs that enhance your efforts at home to build character traits such as respect, kindness, honesty and compassion. Additionally, students participate in lessons that promote social justice with the themes of identity, diversity, justice and action. To continue to support this work at home, Family Table Talk provides conversation starters for your consideration.
     
    Best regards,
     
    Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.
    Superintendent
     
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