All Board reports can be found on GAMUT Meetings. Not all items listed on the Board Agenda are included in these Highlights.
Student Presentation: Students from San Marin High School presented the pros and cons of using GMO’s.
Non-Agenda Public Comment: NUSD teacher commented on the status quo of education funding.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
RESOLUTION TO ADOPT APRIL 10 AS DOLORES HUERTA DAY: In 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2644, introduced by Assembly member Eloise Reyes (AD-47), designating April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day, making civil rights leader and community organizer, Dolores Huerta the first and only living person to hold this honor. Assembly Bill 2644 added Section 37222.20 to the Education Code, stating “On Dolores Huerta Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises remembering the life of Dolores Huerta, recognizing her accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions she made to this state.” See Item 13.a for more information.
SINGLE PLANS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Elementary school principals presented their Single Plans for Student Achievement: Olive, Pleasant Valley, San Ramon, Loma Verde, Rancho, Lu Sutton, Lynwood and Hamilton. They presented data from the CA Dashboard, their goals, and how they’re implementing a Culture of Caring, Culture of Excellence and Culture of Competence at their schools. The Board approved the Single Plans. The Presentation and each elementary school’s Single Plan can be found under Item 13.b. Secondary schools will present their Single Plans at the March 3, 2020, Board Meeting.
PREK-5th GRADE PROMOTING EARLY SCHOOL: Amie Carter introduced Don Jen, Marin Community Foundation, to present an update on the progress of the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) PreK – 5th grade Promoting Early School Success Grant. The Grant is entering its 11th year and, in 2017-18, NUSD expanded the principles of the P3 work to all eight NUSD elementary schools. The work continues to focus on data, equity, and aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. By developing cultural proficiency, improving instructional practice, focusing on the Predictors of Success, increasing parent engagement, and using data from common assessments to monitor student progress and strategically focus instruction, the schools are observing increased family engagement and improved student behavior. See Item 14.b. for more information.
Recordings of Board meetings can be found on NCTV’s YouTube Channel and NCTV reruns meetings on Comcast local Channel 30.
Next Board Meetings: March 3, 2020, 7 pm Open Session
March 17, 2020, 7 pm Open Session