Being the newest CIF sport, Lacrosse has topped the budget cut list for Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD: El Toro, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Hills High Schools).
or call Superintendent Steven L. Fish, EdD at (949) 586-1234 x3200
To save the school board from making such an ill-advised decision, we must rally all of the lacrosse community and show our strength in numbers at the next SVUSD board meeting (there is no other chance; it will be voted on at that meeting):
Tuesday, March 10, 6:15pm, in the Performing Arts Theatre at Mission Viejo High School (note: this is not the usual meeting place; I presume it was moved in anticipation of a large crowd speaking about cuts; including lacrosse). Arrive by 5:45pm (to fill out speaker cards, preparation, etc).
If the program you’re involved with has a game that night, it is more important for the parents to attend the board meeting.
All of the lacrosse community needs to get involved in this. Although this immediate issue involves four high schools in one district, we need involvement and attendance from all of lacrosse: Capo District, youth lacrosse, private schools, etc.
Prior to the March 10 meeting, emails and letters need to be sent to the district (board members and superintendent). That information will follow in another email.
Although time is short, it may be helpful to form a steering committee to help organize (we did that in 2006 with the initial CIF drive). An ideal committee would include 1 or 2 representative(s) from each program from each school. Please contact me if you’re able to help and are involved with either boys or girls lacrosse at any of the four high schools.
Parent, Trabuco Hills High School Junior Girl