Tuesday, March 3, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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School board to discuss new state funding and accountability process

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From page A3 | January 22, 2014 |

The Davis school board will consider several proposed course name changes and new courses this week, hear a report on secondary math instruction, learn more about the governor’s January budget proposal and discuss a new state budget accountability plan.

In addition, trustees will recognize several retirees when they meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The meeting will be carried live on cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv.

The retirees to be honored include Jean Karr, paraeducator III, Birch Lane Elementary, 33 years;  Judy Neasbitt-Standiford, teacher, Pioneer Elementary, 14 years; Michele Parker, teacher, Willett Elementary, 29 years;  Monica Lillya, reading specialist, Willett Elementary, 10 years; and Robin Cole, paraeducator III, Davis High School, 23 years.

The course name changes and new courses include changing the district’s fine arts requirement to visual and performing arts, to match the University of California/California State University system requirement for admission. Students seeking a high school diploma can satisfy the requirement with either a one-year visual and performing arts course or a one-year career technical education course.

Other name changes involve dropping the Regional Occupational Program designation as part of several course titles (ROP funding is no longer available); and GATE courses are being retitled AIM (Alternative Instructional Model) courses.

The district’s one-semester requirement for practical art can now be satisfied with either a practical art course (there are six) or a career technical education course (there are 24).

The presentation on the Secondary Mathematics Common Core Standards Pathway will be given by members of a district committee, who will describe how they met to review the new standards — which California has adopted — and develop a pathway and implementation process for Davis students. This will be a discussion item; the matter will come back to the school board at a later date for possible adoption.

Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby will give a brief report on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, which includes a possible $4 million in new funding next year under the state’s new local control funding formula.

“This is welcome news,” Colby wrote in the agenda summary, indicating that the revenue will go toward “all areas of district needs,” including inflation/cost increases, deficit spending reduction, K-3 class sizes, career technical education requirements, maintenance requirements and needs, and employee compensation increases.

A related presentation will focus on the local control accountability plan, which will detail how the district is using the new state funds. The state-required plan will be reviewed first by the Yolo County Office of Education — a new oversight role for that agency — and then filed with the California Department of Education.

The board also will be asked to accept the annual district audit report.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at [email protected] or 530-747-8055.

 

 

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