San Marino Unified School District

Fiscal Resources Strategic Team (FiRST)

The role of the FiRST will be to review, analyze and evaluate the District’s current revenues, financial resources, assets, and community support, and to identify any other potential financial options, opportunities, and alternatives so that the District can continue to deliver a world-class education for its students.

The District is considering various options and opportunities in an effort to resolve its projected structural deficit, attain financial solvency, and plan for long-term fiscal stability. It is important that the District continues to provide both its traditional excellence in education and build upon its outstanding programs and services with the community’s support. The District recognizes that there are administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and community members who possess expertise in areas related to public finance, asset management, governmental funding, and fundraising who could provide valuable insight in their areas of expertise.
The Superintendent encourages parents of current students, students who are currently juniors at SMHS, teachers, classified staff, and community members to apply to serve on the FiRST for a nine-month term. The application window closed on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at noon.
The Superintendent will select the FiRST members on or before September 23, 2019. The FiRST meeting times are 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the District Board Room on the following Wednesdays: 10/30/19, 11/13/19, 12/11/19, 1/8/20, 1/22/20, 2/12/20, 2/26/20, 3/11/20, 3/25/20, 4/22/20, 5/13/20. Additional dates may be agreed upon by the FiRST.
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