Welcome to LVJUSD
Dear Livermore Community,
As superintendent, I have the privilege of leading the education of over 13,500 students who represent the diversity of our Livermore community. Together we celebrate and respect the rich traditions of many cultures. I am proud to lead our District’s mission to educate all of our students so that they are able to contribute and thrive in a changing world. The world as we know it has definitely changed as a result of the global pandemic. Yet, what has never changed, is our committment and dedication to serve and safeguard our youth. To guarantee that our mission holds true for each student, our Board of Trustees and I are committed to supporting the academic, behavioral, and social emotional growth of our students. We are committed to ensuring that our schools are safe places to learn. And we are committed to partnering with our community to enhance our students’ educational experiences and prepare them to be college and career ready when they graduate from our schools.
Educating our youth is a team effort. I am privileged to work with over 650 highly qualified educators who are dedicated to the success of each student in their classes. I am proud to work with our many staff members who support our students and families by keeping our schools clean and safe, by conducting the business of our offices and warehouse, and by providing counseling and paraprofessional expertise. With over 1,300 employees, our district is the second largest employer in Livermore. We are honored to be a five-time recipient of the Top Workplace Award, given by the Bay Area News Group to the top 100 businesses in the Bay Area. This award is based on national industry-wide standards of inclusiveness, communication, confidence in leadership, workplace morale, and meaningfulness of work. Our District is the only public school district to receive this distinction. We work in tandem with our partnering agencies- the City of Livermore, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District and Las Positas College to support our students TK-12 and beyond.
I am grateful to our community for their ongoing support of our schools. We are fortunate to be part of a culturally vital community that values visual and performing arts, STEM and career and technical education as part of a well-rounded education. To be able to call two national laboratories our neighbors offers numerous opportunities for our students to engage with the world’s brightest minds. We have a thriving business community and many service and non-profit groups, including the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, that eagerly share their resources to support our schools. Our students are able to develop their skills in critical thinking, communication, character, collaboration, creativity and digital literacy, with the examples and mentorship of our community members.
In addition to the many partnerships that enrich our students’ learning, our community has cast votes of confidence in our schools by supporting Measure J, a facilities bond that is already strengthening our learning environments by modernizing facilities around our district. Since the passage of Measure D in 2004, Livermore residents have supported science, technology, counseling, and other valuable programs by voting for a parcel tax that adds depth to our ability to meet the needs of our students.
Working together, our staff will inform, inspire, include and innovate. Our ongoing commitment to our community is to educate our children so that they can each achieve their potential. We are teaching and empowering the next generation of leaders. Thank you for joining me in this work.
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools