Monday, August 3, 2015

Post Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, August 6, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Construction Subcommittee, Thursday, August 6, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228   

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post agenda(s) and/or notice(s) in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Friday, July 31, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- School Counselors Summit: Navigating the College Process

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, July 31, 2015

 

School Counselors Summit: Navigating the College Process; Mapping strategies for achieving objectives of the Reach Higher Initiative                                                    

 

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District school counselors will participate in a Summer Institute on “Navigating the College Process” – a three-day series of workshops bringing together district school counselors and administrators from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) to improve the capacity of district school counselors in navigating the college admissions process for their students.

 

WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 3-5, 2015

 

WHERE: Monday and Wednesday, August 3 & 5, 2015 – UCSD Price Center Ballroom East; Tuesday, August 4, 2015, SDSU Templo Mayor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

 

DETAILS: School counselors from the district's high school campuses will participate, along with school counselors from several of the district elementary and middle schools.  One of many objectives will be mapping out strategies for achieving objectives of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative.

 

The Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education, including:

- Exposing students to college and career opportunities

-  Understanding financial aid eligibility that can make affording college a reality

-  Encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities

-  Supporting high school counselors who can help more kids get into college

 

SPEAKERS: Numerous speakers and presenters will be available, representing San Diego Unified, UCSD, SDSU and SDCCD.  They include:

-  Melissa Janak, Director of Counseling and Guidance, San Diego Unified

-  Mae Brown, Assistant Vice Chancellor Admission and Enrollment, UCSD

-  Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor, Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCSD

-  Matthew Hebert, Director, Student Recruitment and School Relations, SDSU

-  Lynn Ceresino Neault, Vice Chancellor, Student Services, SDCCD

-  Shirley Balbin-Stracher, Associate Vice Chancellor Admission and Enrollment Services and Evaluations, UCSD

-  Jennifer Atkins, International Admissions Officer, UCSD

-  Julianna Barnes, Vice President Student Services, Mesa College/SDCCD

-  Gerald Ramsey, Vice President Student Services, Miramar College/SDCCD

-  Brian Ellison, Vice President Student Services, San Diego Continuing Education/SDCCD

-  Matthew Hebert, SDSU Director Student Recruitment and School Relations

-  Laura Owen, SDSU Assistant Professor Department of Counseling and School Psychology

(Please see program for complete list of speakers)

 

PHOTOS: School counselors at workshops with university/college partners

 

CONTACT: Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, 619-760-6919

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Summer Commencement Ceremony to recognize class of 2015 graduates

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, July 30, 2015

 

SUMMER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TO RECOGNIZE CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATES

 

WHAT: More than 100 district students who were unable to attend June graduation ceremonies with their high school class will get the chance to walk in San Diego Unified's annual Summer Commencement Ceremony.

 

WHEN: Friday, July 31, 3 p.m.

 

WHERE: Sea World’s Pets Rule Stadium, located at 500 Sea World Drive (92109).

 

DETAILS: Students from all of the district's 18 high school campuses will participate. Each student's name, as in the traditional ceremony, is read aloud as they make their way across the stage in their caps and gowns.

 

The special summer ceremony has been a district tradition since 2005. Before this late-summer ceremony was established, students would eventually receive a diploma by mail but wouldn't be able to participate in a graduation ceremony. This ceremony allows seniors who needed additional time to complete credit requirements needed for graduation to be recognized.

 

High school graduation requirements include 44 semester credits, a 2.0 or higher grade point average, science and math course requirements.

 

SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten will deliver the commencement address. One of the members of the Board of Education will also speak to the graduates. Area 2 Superintendent Lamont Jackson will welcome the graduates/guests and introduce speakers. 

 

PHOTOS: Students in caps and gowns walking across the stage to receive their diplomas.

 

CONTACT: Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, 619-760-6919

 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified rolls out strategic plans for Youth Advocacy Office

NEWS RELEASE from San Diego Unified School District, July 28, 2015

San Diego Unified rolls out strategic plans for Youth Advocacy Office
Action plan for LGBTQ students launches in new school year

The San Diego Unified School District's Office of Youth Advocacy today outlined an innovative long-term strategic plan for closing the achievement gap with improved student supports and awareness, including specific steps to provide greater supports and training to address needs of an increasingly diverse student body and to assure equitable outcomes for all students.

The Office of Youth Advocacy was created in spring 2015 to ensure that student voice, advocacy, and equity are interwoven into all aspects of the district's work. Major foci of the work includes cultural proficiency; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) training and supports; restorative practices; ethnic studies; civic collaboration, and substance use prevention.

"Public education has, for decades, tackled some tough issues around equity and around ensuring pathways of success for all students – LGTBQ students, students of color, and those with socio-economic challenges, language barriers or disabilities," said Superintendent Cindy Marten. "We're making a promise to students to deliver on equity and it's not just our words but our actions that will deliver on this promise.

"Right now, we are expanding the reach of the Office of Youth Advocacy to address these tough issues, and to lead a complex, coordinated and essential effort with extensive stakeholder engagement along the way," Marten noted. "We have been working long and hard with our Safe Schools Task Force and with a number of community partners to outline needs and solutions. We are now ready to expand our implementation of these important and agreed-upon solutions in a systemic, coherent, systematic, focused effort. We will continue to work with our community agencies and partners in supporting our long-term plans."

Highlights of the strategic plan include significant changes in 2015-16 for addressing issues that matter most for our LGTBQ youth:

- Revisions to the district's anti-bullying awareness policy to include a training protocol for all employees, and development of an electronic tool to allow for anonymous reporting of bullying
- Launch of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education (GLSEN) School Climate Survey at all secondary schools to provide benchmark data for current students, and to be implemented annually thereafter
- Training for all district employees around LGTBQ issues to build understanding around and compliance with Seth's Law<http://www.eqca.org/site/pp.asp?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=6586657>, the FAIR Education Act<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAIR_Education_Act>, and the School Success and Opportunity Act<http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1266>, and to assist with providing resources to students, along with ongoing training coordinated with campus Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student clubs and the National Equity Project (NEP) as part of the district's instructional learning cycles
- Participation in an "OUT for Safe Schools" initiative to address needs of students to easily identify district and school staff who are committed to providing a supportive resource for LGTBQ students

"We are absolutely committed to providing safe, supportive, and inclusive school environments for all students," said Board President Marne Foster.

Board Trustee Kevin Beiser added "I am thrilled and look forward to action plans being implemented for mandatory LGTBQ training for all staff and some of these dramatic things we are doing to support LGTBQ students, including our commitment to having a dedicated staff member focusing on LGTBQ students and improved bullying reporting procedures."

The Office of Youth Advocacy provides representation in Instructional Cabinet, the San Diego UNIFIED Through Diversity Committee, the Blueprint Task Force, the Latino Advisory Committee, the Safe Schools Advisory Committee, Restorative Justice collaborative meetings, Pathways Re-Engagement team meetings, the Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee, and the San Diego High School Substance Use Intervention Task Force.

The Office of Youth Advocacy presentation to the Board is available at http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9YPVB37FE308.

For additional information on the Office of Youth Advocacy, please contact Dr. R. Vernon Moore at rmoore@sandi.net or 619-260-5433.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Post Board Meeting Agendas, July 28, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, July 28, 2015; change from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9MHQHU5E89B4   

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 


 

In addition, please refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/75878  

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/75881 

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/75880 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/75879

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/75882

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/75330 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/75329  

·         DELAC:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/75883

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Post Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, August 5, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, Thursday, August 5, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227  

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post agenda(s) and/or notice(s) in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Post Revised Notice of Meetings - 2015-16 DAC Executive Board

PLEASE NOTE:

·         District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education (DAC)—Executive Board
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/75329

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams