2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, without exception. Full of altered or uprooted plans at best, and tragic circumstances resulting from the global pandemic and local wildfires at worst, nothing has gone according to plan and we've all had to adapt accordingly to continue moving forward.
Given these unprecedented challenges, those of us at the Healdsburg Education Foundation have been working diligently to strategically reimagine the way in which we serve our Healdsburg Unified School District now and moving forward, in order to be the most effective and impactful partner we can be.
Over the course of HEF's history our fundraising has taken many different forms and focuses, from sponsoring teachers through an adopt-a-class model in our younger years, to funding a range of broader District priorities, programs and initiatives over the better part of the last decade which strove to help the greatest number of students possible.
This year, HEF is trying yet another approach, which we feel strongly will better position us moving forward to assist our Healdsburg schools in a greater capacity and with more flexibility as circumstances change and unforeseen needs arise. This will look like bolstering our operational capacity to strengthen our organization as a whole, and more importantly, aligning our fundraising commitments to the longer term goals that HUSD has set forth in their most recent LCAP report. "The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs." [CA Dept. of Education]