Hello Spartan families,


Our Sunrise Elementary School Site Council is our governing board which helps to develop and align our budget and goals in what is called the Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP. The Council is comprised of five parents, three certificated teachers, a classified employee and the principal. Parent members serve a two year term on the Council. Parents continuing on with us this year to serve the second year of their term are Michael Pedley and Anissa Sonnenburg.


Three parent members have termed out, but are willing to continue on for a second two year commitment. Blair Douglas, Kim Martin and Christine Tang are open to serving again. To be inclusive to any parent that would like to join the Council we must solicit nominations of other interested parents. Candidates cannot be employees of the EGUSD. If no one expresses an interest then these incumbents will continue on for another two year term. If a parent is interested, please let me know by Friday, September 6. Please express your interest by emailing me at mhockiii@egusd.net.


So, what is the commitment? Our Council bylaws indicate we will host quarterly Council meetings, so at minimum we will host four meetings annually. Certain times of the year may require more input and so we may schedule more meetings as needed. Meetings run between one and two hours. Parent input is important to running our school effectively and input insures that we are responsive to the needs of our community. I make every effort to be transparent with school-wide academic data, program effectiveness, budget allocations, as well overall school culture and climate indicators.


Our school is indebted to our parents who have stepped up to serve our students, staff and community. If you would like to join us, please let me know. If you have any questions or need clarification, my office door is open to you, or you can email or call.


Thank you,


Marty Hock

Principal, Sunrise Elementary

(p)916.985.4350 ext. 17600


“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.  It’s easy to say,

‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then

there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” -Fred Rogers