No one does this work in a vacuum. The work of serving each of our nearly 65,000 students individually has to be collaborative. With 82 Schools, and more than 10,000 staff, we must work as a one team with families and the community to make the kind of differences our students need. As a board, we have looked for ways to provide more time for teachers to meet collaboratively to improve the ways they serve students. I will continue to look for ways to support our CTE programs, both at school-based satellite JTED programs and through EVIT. They do a great job of partnering with businesses. I will continue to help set policies, and approve practices that let us better recruit and retain the best teachers and employees in our district.