Author Archive: Dave Cash
Drastic times call for drastic measures. Accurate or not, this well-known proverb has been repeatedly tested by school districts and school boards over the past year-and-a-half, as many districts have been forced into making radical changes to the services they provide students in order to balance desperately reduced operating budgets. While Clovis Unified’s conservative [...]
It’s time that someone plants a flag in the sand, and I guess it has to be us. Public schools in California have been brutalized by a series of funding cuts since 2008 that are worse than anything since the Great Depression. In part, these cuts are completely understandable. The economy has been in a [...]
There is an ancient parable that tells the story of a seed falling on rocky ground, among thorns and on a fertile field. It’s no surprise that the seed only thrived in the fertile soil, because that was ground ready to receive the seed; in all of the other instances the seedling was unable to [...]
Stop. Stop what you are doing and, for a moment, think of someone outside of your family who greatly influenced the person you are today. Got a name? Good. There are few, if any, of us who do not have a special person in our past who has been a mentor, a friend, a teacher [...]
No one can compete with Clovis Unified’s school spirit. Even before we moved to Clovis, I had heard about the wonderful support our community gives to our schools, and the strong loyalty our students have for their elementary, intermediate and high schools. In fact, we’ve intentionally fostered this great school spirit by developing individual identities [...]
The first day of school is always exciting. Whether you are a student headed back to school, a teacher eagerly waiting to meet this yearâ€™s class, or a parent proudly sending your child off for the next step in their educational journey, the start of a school year marks a fresh start.