Board of Education Meeting Highlights 07.23.20

July 23, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Highlights

You can find the meeting agenda HERE

 

TELECONFERENCING 

The meeting utilized teleconferencing in accordance with safe social distancing practices. Public comment was available through email and voice recording prior to the meeting.

 

END OF YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

The District celebrated several successes for the 2019-20 school year, including:

  • Lynwood High named Outstanding High School
  • Firebaugh HS Commendation for Excellence international Baccalaureate Program
  • Lynwood HS named model pre-AP school
  • 400 college acceptances to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • 138 Seal of Biliteracy Awarded
  • 8.8 million awarded in grants to support programs
  • Increased District graduation rate by more than six percentage points, up to 90.1
  • Increased four-year college attendees and FAFSA applications

 

FACILITIES UPDATE

Lynwood High School Building

The District continues the process of improving the 5000 building at Lynwood High School and inspecting the entire campus. An independent structural engineer is currently working on shoring up the outdoor ceiling and testing the building for stability.

Other improvement projects across the District include:

New play structures at seven school sites: Abbott, Mark Twain, Rosa Parks, Marshall, Will Rogers, Roosevelt, and Washington elementary schools.

A new gas line at Lynwood Middle School

New fire alarms and secure entrances at elementary schools.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Equity, Access, and Instructional Services Department outlined its plan and goals for the new school year.

Goal 1: Create an understanding of equity, tolerance, and cultural competence throughout the organization.

Goal 2: Create structures that provide opportunities to learn about cultural groups. 

Goal 3: Provide targeted supports to traditionally underserved STUDENTS including but not limited to African American students, English Learner students, Foster Youth, Homeless students, and students who identify as LGBTQ.  

Goal 4:  Provide targeted supports to PARENTS of traditionally underserved students including but not limited to African American students, English Learner students, Foster Youth, Homeless students, and students who identify as LGBTQ.

Goal 5: Use data to define, establish, and implement culturally proficient practices throughout the organization

 

The department has formed a new Equity Task Force that will commit to executing plans throughout the year.