A Summary Of My Commitment To You
Reconnect With The Community
Achieve Academic Excellence
- Ensure resources available to meet goals
Develop Leaders Of Tomorrow
Sustainability For Generations
“A Community Is Known by the School It Keeps” and the Rancho Santa Fe School District can be proud of the school we keep. This did not happen by chance. This happened through years of dedication and sacrifice by you, me and many of our neighbors who care deeply about our community and children and want to ensure they are provided one of the most challenging and diverse educations available.
My name is Jason Karches, and I am running for the RSF School Board. I am running because I care for this community and want to ensure the careful, prudent and thoughtful management of its most important asset, the R. Roger Rowe School. I believe it is important you can trust those you elect to the School Board. This is not a popularity contest, a forum for fanatical ideas, or a training ground to learn how to manage people, but it is a serious commitment that demands a seasoned leader committed to the future of our community.
I am excited by the opportunity to serve the community that has given so much to myself and my family through the 40 years we have resided in the Rancho Santa Fe School District. My wife and I have been blessed to have owned our home in the “Ranch” for the past 10 years while raising our 9 year old daughter who is currently in 4th grade at the R. Roger Rowe School.
If elected to the school board, my initial focus will be to support the superintendent in her efforts to navigate the continued challenges the school is facing with the COVID 19 pandemic. Once the safety protocols have been proven to keep our children and community safe, my focus will shift to ensuring our Superintendent, Donna Tripi, has the tools and resources she needs available to her so that she can accomplish the goals set forth by the current school board. From what I have seen, Donna Tripi has the potential to do some amazing things with our school, but she unfortunately came into a very difficult set of circumstances with budget cuts and then the current pandemic. Quoting a friend, “It’s like we’ve got a Ferrari that’s driving on a road filled with potholes”. Just imagine what can happen when there are no more potholes, and we can really focus her efforts on what she does best which is to build a world class school.
- Learning and academic achievement for all students is my primary focus
- Continue to support the adoption of new curricula to align with state standards
- Supports cyclic monitoring of curricula to make sure we exceed standards
- Provide developmental opportunities for faculty and staff
- Supports the use of engaging, technology enhanced instruction with balanced extra-curricular programs to enhance the traditional educational platform
- Continue to monitor and develop a relevant and effective social an emotional learning curriculum
- Passion for preserving the character of RSF while ensuring a bright future
- Family roots in RSF community for 40 years
- My goal is to serve as a bridge providing a much deeper connection between the school and community
- The RSF community has many hidden "gems" of opportunity for the school:
- Creation of a community-wide Roger Rowe Day
- Weekly editorial by students in local newspaper
- Community philanthropy with various local groups (i.e. senior center, Rotary, RSF library, Garden Club, etc)
- Community performances by students
- Focus on developing high performing administrative and faculty teams
- Set clear challenging expectations while providing timely, honest, and encouraging feedback in all working groups
- Provide the resources for teachers to develop leadership opportunites in the classroom to promote student leaders
- Support leadership and growth development in students with extracurricular programs and athletics
- Strong ties to local law enforcement ensuring our school is up to date with fiscally responsible security
- Responsible steward of the RSF school district's resources
- Fiscal responsibility will guide all decisions
- Will focus on both short and long term impact of spending
- Focus on maximizing the tangible and intangible benefits of any significant spending decisions
Meet The Candidates Forum September 22, 2020
The non-partisan League of Women Voters hosted a virtual candidate forum giving the Rancho Santa Fe community a chance to meet the seven candidates running for three of five seats on the Rancho Santa Fe School District board on Sept. 22. With no incumbents running, this November voters will elect three new members to represent their interests on the board.
Moderator Jeanne Brown said they collected over 100 questions from community members, narrowing it down to 12 asked in the two-hour forum. In a randomly drawn order, each candidate was given time for an introduction and closing statements in addition to answering questions.
Watch Meet The Candidates Forum
You can watch the entire video below or scroll down below the video and select the question(s) you would like to hear answered by all candidates. When you click the question you would like to hear the answer for a pop up window will load the video at the beginning of the question you chose. You can stop, fast forward, or rewind at any point during the video.