Here's what happened at the 5/12 Meeting. Thanks Krystal Pickett for the notes.
WHAT IS THE AGENDA ITEM YOU ARE GIVING FEEDBACK ON (IF ANY)? XIIIa and XVb
WHAT HAPPENED? TELL US THE MAIN POINTS IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Cosmetology Career Tech
A new educational pathway will be available for high school students and young adults looking to enter the workforce: Cosmetology Career Technology or CTE. Additionally, there will be a barbering element along with small business fundamentals, transportation, and cosmetology kits. (woot woot!)
The adult school component will be 20 months long. CTE is projected to be offered in 2022.
Funding was committed unanimously for additional personnel to meet COVID 19 needs including post pandemic necessities. Interestingly a public comment addressed that while some $31 million of Covid relief funds had been allocated, the community questioned where the other roughly $14 million was.
Commenters talked about how the district test scores reflected a failure of it students academically and urged some of those resources be allocated to investing in teacher training to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of children.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE? ARE THERE IMPORTANT NEXT STEPS ON THIS ISSUE? WHAT SHOULD SJPC READERS DO? CTE is important because it provides opportunities for youth whose aspirations do not include college. Their education should still prepare them for life after high school.
Next steps for this issue is to determine how the community can provide feedback for other pathway opportunities in the future outside of traditional 4 year college. (so important!)
Any matter surrounding school finances is majorly important. How money is allocated and on what is paramount. Next steps for this matter is for the community to reach out and voice concern on how they would like to see these funds reinvested into the children. Namely, through quality, developmentally appropriate, and response strategies.
To voice your concerns regarding these matters or any pertaining to NUSD you may contact Constituent Services at 916-561-5253.