Quote of the Week: Mr. Schmeichel, “We all know here if we want something done right, and we want to grow it right, then we need to involve our students.” (2.4)
2nd Quote of the Week: Mr. Schmeichal, “It is hard to believe that these performances are put on by high school students…” by the way, “Laramie Project is for Mature audiences only.”
3rd Quote of the Week: Mr. Pontes: “School Plan for Student Achievement is 300 pages; its ready to be read. Parents read it and then ask specific questions after you read 300 pages.” (5.1)
Masking makes a come back with the following wearing: Valdez-Clayton, Helen-Cruz Anderson, Schmeichal, Principal Melina, Dr. Battle
Academics. Is Academic Rigor a priority of CUSD? Is there a task force trying to improve academics given we are in math at the 60-65 percentile and behind many schools in San Diego County? Does the budget reflect your priorities and mission statement? (VF)
4×4. First, harmful to students ability to do well on Advancement Placement testing due to time between fall course completion and spring exam. In spring, less days to cover material for Spring test. Second, for the majority of students the curriculum is 3×3 less instructional time, and kids get out at 1:30 PM. Urge board to revise 4×4 curriculum and decide if it is appropriate. Solicit parent input. (SY) 90 minute class too long, I recommend a survey of parents about 4×4. (GM)
Surveys. Recommend using all 3 surveys, healthy kids, school parent, school staff survey. (KS)
Protect Female Sports. Scientifically female XX, male XY, chromosome determine sex, not hormones. Title IX increase number of females in high school sports. Recommend agendizing Protecting Girl Sports. (CR)
Book Review. Grading for Equity suggests scraping traditional grading because teachers are racially bias, stereotype, and have implicit bias. Speaker stated that special needs student needs equality not equity. Focus limited resources on helping teachers not tearing them down. (JF)
Questions. 1. Why is CUSD paying $20,000 to San Diego State to conduct an Equity survey? (JF) 2. Why are we spending $3600 for 8 staff members to learn how to create safe spaces for students? (GM) 3. WE-TIP. Who acts on tips, and decides categories; how is being funded. : 46 complaints in we tip program out of 2000 person school district. (DGB)
Bruce Shephard: Wants to know if spot assessments could be made available to parents.
Valdez-Clayton: What is the focus of Equity study? Salamanca: It is on academic achievement based on specific demographic groups.
Good News: CHS is offering dual enrollment in Business and Cybersecurity, and CTE Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science Pathways.
COSA produced Chicago (about a young lady using sex to get what she wants), Mamma Mia (about a daughter’s search for a father based on her promiscuous mother’s past) and Laramie Project (examining thoughts and feelings surrounding a gay, drug user’s murder).