Considering this season of Thanksgiving, the Bonsall school community is certainly something to be grateful for. Recently I have been asked what I thought was the key to the success of Bonsall schools; I have to reply that it is this convergence of great people with a heart to educate children and improve our future. With wonderfully supportive parents and great educators, Bonsall’s children have been blessed with a community that understands the impact of education on their ability to thrive in a highly competitive global economy. Such community support is the foundation of success in public schools.
That support continues to be evident in the passage of Proposition BB, the unification of Bonsall schools. Although the final results wont be released by the County Registrar of Voters until December 4, 2012, the daily tabulation of the ballots that remain to be counted indicate a growing number of yes votes (52.72%). Considering that Fallbrook has more than three tines the number of voters as Bonsall, we need to be grateful for their support as well. Public education support was also seen in the passage of Proposition 30 which prevented deeper budget cuts. Without those impending cuts, the future looks a bit brighter for our schools. Although we are still in a structural deficit, for the first time in five years Bonsall schools wont have to expect less from state funding.
It is a joy to regularly thank God for the opportunity to serve the wonderful school community here in Bonsall. A grateful heart is a cheerful heart. I love this time of year when family and friends gather to recall our blessings, but the glow of gratitude is something to stoke throughout the year. We have been through some tough times together and still thrived due to the quality of our work and relationships. I am very thankful for making it through those tough times that brought us together, strengthening our vision/mission to provide “Academic Excellence and Support for All Students”.