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Las Lomitas Elementary School District

Las Lomitas Elementary School District

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    Welcome to the Las Lomitas Elementary School District

    The Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) is comprised of two award-winning schools in Atherton and Menlo Park, California.  Thriving in the community surrounded by Stanford University and many of Silicon Valley’s world-renowned corporations, entrepreneurs, and scientists, Las Lomitas Elementary (K-3rd grade) and La Entrada Middle (4th-8th grades) consistently rank among the top in the state.

    Please take a tour of our website to learn more about the district, our schools, and the people who make up this close-knit community.

    The Las Lomitas Elementary School District Adopts Statement on Diversity

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the LLESD Board of Trustees adopted an official statement on diversity for the district.

    Special thanks to everyone that contributed to the input process. 

    LLESD Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity makes all of us stronger.

    The Las Lomitas Elementary School District recognizes and celebrates diversity in the academic environment to foster cultural awareness, promote mutual understanding and respect, and provide role models for all students.  We value the many cultures, ethnicities, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, political views, and other perspectives that are represented in our staff and student body.  Learning and work environments are enriched and improved by the contributions, perspectives and presence of diverse participants and views.

    In the classroom, the District supports the use of curriculum and practical experiences that reflect the diversity both within and beyond our school community in order to prepare its students to succeed in a multicultural world.  

    We strive to reflect this diversity in our faculty and staff by hiring the best employees of all backgrounds who bring their unique talents and skills into our District. We are proud to have a diverse group of educators and staff who provide students with the highest quality education.  This commitment to diversity is reflected in District practices and activities that promote diversity and mutual respect within the District workforce and student body.

    As part of our educational mission, we will continue to develop and support culturally competent, transformational educational leaders who exhibit the cultural awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.  We believe that these leaders will create inspirational learning experiences that encourage and motivate all students and staff to achieve their highest levels of performance.


    Important Notice Regarding Immunization Requirements

    All students enrolling in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District (LLESD) must satisfy California State Immunization Requirements prior to enrollment. Please see the Shots for School website for a guide to the requirements.

    Students enrolling in LLESD from outside of the United States are also subject to the immunization requirements of the State of California and will not be admitted until all requirements are met. We will need proper documentation of your child's immunization with English translation as necessary to verify the records.

    Please note: Your child will not receive class placement until all state required immunizations have been met.

    For additional questions about the requirements, please call Las Lomitas School at 650-854-5900 or La Entrada School at 650-854-3962.

    Superintendent Search Update:      April 25, 2019

    Dr. Beth Polito has been named the finalist to become superintendent for the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. In February, Las Lomitas commenced a search for a new superintendent upon current superintendent Lisa Cesario notifying the board of her retirement plans. Dr. Polito’s appointment will be voted on by the school board in open session at the May 8 school board meeting starting at 7PM in the La Entrada Multi-Use Room.

    “After a nationwide search, as a board, we were very happy with the candidate pool and all the candidates we met and interviewed. The strength and experience of the applicants really reflects the high achievement and high expectations of our entire school community,” said John Earnhardt, President of the School Board. “We are extremely pleased to attract someone of Dr. Polito’s caliber. Her experience as a sitting superintendent, as well as her background as a teacher and school site and district administrator, all in the Bay Area, make her uniquely qualified to lead our district. Additionally, her doctoral dissertation was on curriculum development and her academic qualifications are of the highest level. Her listening skills and reputation as a kids-first administrator will well serve all of our students, our teachers and our community. We have one of the best school districts in the state and I am excited for our school community that Dr. Polito is our finalist and could make it even better.”                         Beth Polito

    Beth Polito is currently the Superintendent of Woodside Elementary School District where she has served for the last eight years. Prior to her time in Woodside she spent 18 years in the Saratoga Union School District where she began her career as a Middle School English and Social Studies teacher. Her administrative career includes positions as Dean, Vice Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.

    Beth is originally from Ontario, Canada and spent the majority of her public schooling in Northern New Jersey. She came west to attend college near friends. Beth graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Social Science, Santa Clara University with a Graduate degree in education administration and the University of San Francisco with a doctorate in educational leadership.

    Beth is married and has two wonderful children, a daughter who is 23 and a son who is 18. Beth and her family live in San Jose. Beth’s husband, Dominic, is an insurance defense litigator.

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    For LLESD District Budget for 2019-20, please visit the Departments/Finance & Business Services section of this site.

    For LLESD 2019-20 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), please visit the Departments/Finance & Business section of this site.

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