Class 35 of Leadership Santa Cruz County spent Education Day learning about challenges, successes and the future of the educational system in the County. The day started with a candid overview by Dr. Faris Sabbah, Superintendent of Schools. A bus tour brought the class to Gault Elementary, Branciforte Middle School and Sequoia High School where they were greeted by the principles and proud students. Myriad programs and resources were highlighted. After a great lunch prepared by the culinary students of the Career Education Program, class members were moved to tears at the stories of students and the challenges they face. The day concluded at the panoramic Seymour Center where the new Chancellor of UCSC and the President of Cabrillo College discussed how higher education serves the community.
The day was informative, invigorating and though provoking. Many thanks to sponsors Graniterock, County Office of Education, UCSC and Santa Cruz Metro!"