Dear Los Encinos School Parents,
One of the great pleasures of being the Board Chair is having the opportunity to express, on behalf of the Board, our gratitude for the generosity that each of our LES families, past and present, continues to show our school. Like most public and private schools, LES holds an Annual Fund campaign and fund-raising events to cover the gap between the actual cost of educating students and tuition revenue. Last year, LES raised the largest amount of money in its history, but even more importantly, our community again achieved the 100% participation threshold (both parents and faculty) for the fourth year in a row. Very few schools can boast such a performance!
As a Board, our primary consideration is the long-term sustainability of LES. With an altruistic and enthusiastic community like ours, it makes the job much easier. As a result of our community’s largesse, LES remains in a strong financial position, and we have been able to continue making investments in both the qualitative educational experience as well as the facilities afforded to our children. Just a few examples of those investments include: the purchase of 20 new laptop computers; 100% retention rate for our dynamic faculty and staff; and the landscaping project completed at the entrance to LES.
As a result of our community’s largesse, LES remains in a strong financial position, and we have been able to continue making investments in both the qualitative educational experience as well as the facilities afforded to our children.
Ilene Reinfeld and her staff have continued to do an exceptional job at providing a strong direction for the school. The governing body for private schools in California re-accredited LES for a period of 7 years, the longest time possible under the guidelines.
I would like to thank all the members of the LES Board for their continued commitment to our school, and most importantly, thank each of you for your continuing dedication to our community.
With all best wishes for the new year,
Chair, Board of Trustees