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Final Public Hearing & Vote: June 27th

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Eureka at our initial public hearing before the San José Unified Board of Education. Our presentation went very well, and now it’s on to the final decision! Please save the date and join us on:

Thursday, June 27, 2019

San José Unified Board of Education Meeting

SJUSD District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave., San José, CA 95126

Meet in Lobby at 5:30pm | Meeting begins at 6:00pm

NOTE: There is no set start time for our hearing.

Live Spanish interpretation provided / Habrá interpretación en español en vivo

Please use the space provided to include a personal message, as well as your name and ZIP code. If you wrote a letter of support last year, please send a re-affirmation of your support. Three (3) members of the Board have changed since our last submission.

Need a little inspiration? Here are just a few examples of the letters of support we’ve received so far:

CHIME Institute | SWIFT Schools | San José State Professor | SJSU Grad Student

Additional Info for the Public Hearing

There will not be an opportunity for everyone to make a public comment at the meeting, so please click the link above to email your personal statement of support to the Board. We will provide small signs with the Eureka! logo for you to show your support.

Free visitor parking is available, but we encourage you to take public transportation. The VTA 22 bus line stops just down the street, and the Lenzen offices are a short walk from Diridon Station.

Children are welcome, of course, but board meetings can be long, so bring activities. There is a big lobby if kids need a break. We are creating a social story to help prepare children who have never attended meetings like this. Look for that the week before the meeting. And please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Thank you for continuing this journey with us!

PROPOSED OPENING: FALL 2020

“Inclusive education is not a marginal issue, but is central to the achievement of high quality education for all learners and the development of more inclusive societies.” - UNICEF, 2008

Inclusion is about more than just placement in a “regular” education class. Inclusion is about fulfilling our basic need for meaning and purpose and maximizing our quality of life. Inclusion is about participating in day-to-day life as a welcomed and embraced member of the community. Inclusion can happen at home, in the workplaces, in our playgrounds and churches and civic centers. And inclusive schools are the building blocks of inclusive cities.

The neighborhood public school still possesses the greatest potential for initiating the systemic change we need to create a more inclusive society. Building strong relationships and friendships with others enriches our lives and provides a sense of belonging and security, especially at an early age, when our personalities and personas develop at a rapid rate. Feeling loved, respected, and included is a critical component of everyone’s wellbeing. That’s exactly the type of community we want to create at Eureka!

We invite you to meet our families, explore our programs, and meet our partners in making this dream a reality for our all of our kids. And please sign up for our mailing list below for regular updates.

With respect, hope, and an unwavering commitment, we are honored to continue this journey with you!

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INCLUSIVE CITIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Read SWIFT's Endorsement Letter