Friday, January 23, 2015

Post Board Meeting Agendas, January 27, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda— Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Regular Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9MHPZM5E059F.

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

 


 

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

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

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

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

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

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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Girls in Engineering Day on Jan. 24

January 23, 2015

 

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                   

Contact:  Jessica Frichtel, (619) 894-4983

 

GIRLS IN ENGINEERING DAY

 

WHAT: The School of Engineering, Innovation and Design (EID) at Kearny High is hosting a Girls in Engineering event to inspire middle school girls to explore and experience the design process through engineering and architecture.

 

WHEN:  Saturday, January 24 (rain or shine)

·         8-9 a.m. –           Student registration

·         9:15-9:45 a.m. – Opening remarks, EID Vice Principal and students

·         9:45-10 a.m. --   Remarks from Sherri Lightner, San Diego Councilmember

·         10-11 a.m. –       Parent meeting and information session

·         10 a.m.-Noon – Students participate in engineering activities 

·         Noon-1 p.m. –    Lunch, winners announced, prizes awarded

 

WHERE:      7651 Wellington Street, SD (Linda Vista) 92111.

                     Media parking will be available in main lot. 

                        School phone:  (858) 496-8370, ext. 2300    

School website:  http://www.sandi.net/kearnyeid

 

VISUALS:  Students building a structure or mechanism that:

  • Moves an item from A to B without human contact
  • Lifts an object as high as you can while maintaining safety and balance
  • Drops an object
  • Swings an object
  • Includes a zipline
  • Incorporates a balloon

 

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS:  Students, faculty, and administrators of EID.  (Spanish as well)

 

BACKGROUND: Middle school girls from neighboring schools will have the opportunity to explore the design process through engineering and architecture at the Stanley E. Foster School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design at the Kearny Educational Complex.  The event will kick off with remarks from Councilmember Sherri Lightner who was a female engineer before her political career.

 

Students will participate in a Rube Goldberg competition utilizing the six simple machines in a not so simple compound machine that meets objectives given. They will work in teams of five middle school girls, one EID high school girl mentor, and an engineer mentor from either SDSU, UCSD or SDGE.

 

Michelle Bunn from Project Lead the Way will speak with interested parents about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the program at EID and San Diego State University.  She will also address career opportunities for women in engineering career pathways.  The MOU between EID and San Diego State University includes guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering if a student progresses successfully through specific courses and completes the additional parameters of the agreement.

 

According to the US Department of Commerce, over the past 10 years, growth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs.  STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts.  Although women make up nearly half of the working population, they remain underrepresented in STEM occupations.  Women with STEM jobs earned 33% more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs – considerable higher than the STEM premium for men.  As a result, the gender wage gap is smaller in STEM jobs than in non-STEM jobs.  Women hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering.

 

The engineering and architecture programs at the School of Engineering, Innovation, & Design is supported in the district by the Office of College, Career & Technical Education.

 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Post Board Advisory Committees' Notices and Agendas

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting/Agenda—CAC Executive Board—Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information
: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788     

·         Notice of Location Change: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC), Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) in a prominent, 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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Post Special Meeting Agenda: January 20, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9QY98R7C7ED4

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

 


 

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

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

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

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

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

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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Post Special Meeting Notice: January 20, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, 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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Post Notice of Meetings--Charter School Facility Committee, January 21 and 22, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Special Meetings: Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC)—January 21 and 22, 2015
Committee Meeting Information:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/72695

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) in a prominent, 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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - San Diego Unified Outlines Priorities for Proposed 2015-16 Budget: More Money for Schools and Classrooms

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, January 13, 2015

 

San Diego Unified Outlines Priorities for Proposed 2015-16 Budget: More Money for Schools and Classrooms

 

What:  San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten and President of the Board of Trustees Marne Foster will outline significant components of Governor Brown’s 2015-16 proposed budget and outline how they intend to put the additional funds into the classroom for students.

 

When:  Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St., (92103)

 

Speakers include: 

San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten

San Diego Unified Board President Marne Foster

 

Background: 

Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 budget was released Friday.  While there are improvements in K-12 education funding, it is important to acknowledge that California schools are still significantly underfunded.  Revised annual state rankings this week from Education Week show California at 46th in the nation on average per-pupil state funding.  The Governor has urged fiscal restraint, describing the budget as “precariously balanced.”

 

Overall, the Governor’s proposed budget increases average per-pupil spending from $9,361 this year to $9,667 for 2015-2016.  The budget includes an additional $4 billion investment statewide into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which will help eliminate some of the remaining LCFF implementation funding gap.  The proposal also includes $1.1 billion for one-time discretionary grants provided to offset outstanding mandates debt owed to local educational agencies.

 

San Diego Unified did not wait for the Governor’s proposed budget to identify funding priorities, which were developed on strategies outlined with stakeholders and partners in the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and which are in keeping with budget guiding principles that include valuing programs that can show a positive impact on student achievement and directing as much money as possible toward classrooms and schools while living within budgetary means outlined in the district’s three-year budget plan.  These funding priorities include:

·         Continued reduction of class sizes

·         Targeted counseling support

·         Improved equity for schools

·         Strengthening early learning

·         Continued high school transformation

·         Improvements to services for English Learners and students with disabilities

·         More localized parent and community engagement strategies

 

The district’s First Interim Financial Report was approved by the Board in December.  A budget update, incorporating the Governor’s proposal, is scheduled to be provided to the Board on January 20. Site-based budget workbooks are scheduled to be released to the schools in late January.

 

Budget Process Timeline:

Step      Task                                                                                                                             Date

1            Monthly LCAP Presentations, Community & Advisory Group Engagement              September 2014 – June 2015

2            Board Approval of First Interim Report- BOARD ACTION                                         December 9, 2014

3            Vision 2020/LCAP Planning (Finalize priorities with LCAP Planning Team)              December 2014 - January 2015

4            Governor’s Proposed Budget Released                                                                      January 9, 2015

5            Superintendent Report on 2015/16 Budget Solutions Adjustments                           January 20, 2015

6            Release of site-based Budget Workbooks                                                                  February 2015

7            Board Approval of 2nd Interim Report- BOARD ACTION                                           March 15, 2015

8            Board Approval of 3rd Interim Report- BOARD ACTION                                            May 15, 2015

9            Board Adoption of 2014/15 Budget and LCAP-BOARD ACTION                                 June 30, 2015

 

CONTACT

Ursula Kroemer

Communications Department

San Diego Unified School District

760-705-6919 (cell)

 

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