“I want the community to know what I know about the progress we are making, and the struggles that sometimes hold us back,” said Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent Louann Carlomagno.

To that end, the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is inviting the community to take part in a newly revived State of the Schools Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Sonoma Golf Club.

“Our community is a crucial part of the success of our local public schools,” says Debra Garber, the newly appointed executive director of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. “We want to provide an insider’s look at the successes and current challenges our schools face, and our guests will have the opportunity to hear directly from our School District leadership team.”

The 2017 State of Our Schools event will include a buffet breakfast, following by a keynote address from Carlomagno, and several VIP guests.

“We are a small community and our schools rely deeply on the support of community members, so we want to share this news directly with them,” Carlomagno added.

SVEF Board Chair Tim Wallace will be among the presenters at the event.

“Sonoma has a deep tradition of both financial and volunteer support for public education,” said Wallace, “and our goal is to share with business leaders as well as local residents the importance of continued and increased support for each of our students from the youngest preschoolers to our high school graduates.”

In previous years, the Chamber of Commerce had hosted an annual school-related breakfast, but this will be the first State of the Schools event hosted by the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, on behalf of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Students will take part in the breakfast, and many local businesses and individuals are sponsoring tables for the event.

Tickets and sponsorships are available at svgreatschools.org.