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The Original Sharing Economy by Coordinator of Library Services and Research Lorrie Culver
Uber, Airbnb, Lyft…are all companies that come to mind when talk turns to a sharing economy. However, each of these companies are in business to turn a profit. When an Uber or Lyft driver takes someone to the airport in their car or an Airbnb host rents out part of their house, is that really sharing? The definition of sharing is the joint use of a resource or space. When you drive a friend to the airport or let them stay with you, it is done as a favor to someone you know without charging a fee. Accepting payment for such services undermines the sharing aspect.Public, school and academic libraries are really the “sharing” originators.
Financing Our Future by Assistant Head of School/Chief Financial Officer Dave Sigal
As we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2026, we are looking at the needs of our students, faculty and the school. These needs include implementation of new programs and construction of new facilities. I'm frequently asked how are we going to pay for them. I prefer to ask, “How are we going to pay for them without increasing tuition incrementally?”
La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. Our promise reinforces our commitment to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff, students and families who believe in something bigger than themselves. Upper School mathematics teacher and surf coach Jean Ah Lee speaks to how she inspires greatness for a better world.
On Professional Growth Day on Monday, October 31, faculty and staff dedicated the day to diversity and inclusivity training with Diversity Outreach Specialist Rosetta Lee. Ms. Lee speaks nationally on diversity and cross-cultural communication and has provided training in K-12 public and independent schools as well as national organizations.