Luther Burbank School District


  • Board Resolution Number 5-15-18-01, "Resolution Regarding Luther Burbank Staff Appreciation Day"


    On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting and unanimously approved a resolution to honor the contributions of all our teachers and staff to promoting educational excellence, increasing student achievement and cultivating growth in children as part of our District's dedication to educating the whole child. The District recognizes the hard work and dedication of our teachers and classified staff to our vision and mission as a District of providing the highest quality public education possible to our students in nurturing and caring community. Thank you, teachers and staff, for all that you do!


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  • Board Meeting Highlights from May 15, 2018


    On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting. Here are some highlights from the meeting.


    • Approval of Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID)


    The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the revised contract with Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) for the 2018-2019 school year to accomodate additional staff who will be attending the training.,


    In its 30-plus years, AVID has proven time and time again that, when given a system of rigorous curriculum and strategic support, students can be academically successful. AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission and vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through higher education.


    Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school-wide structures. Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.


    • Approval of Parent Institute for Quality Education


    The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract for parent engagement and training for the 2018-2019 school year. PIQUE is a recognized state-wide organization that provides high quality training for parents and guardians on numerous topics related to supporting their children's academic achievement. PIQUE will be providing parent workshops in the fall. The contract is part of the District's objectives to increase parent engagement as part of our Local Control and Accountability Plan.


    • Presentations


    There were a number of important presentation provided to the Board of Trustees.


    • As part of required information to the Board of Trustees on District progress towards its Local Control and Accountability Plan goals, staff presented information on the District's Period 2 Attenandance Report and how the District is working to increase student attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism as part of our LCAP goals.


    • Board Business


    Annual personnel items, contracts/contract adjustments, and consent agenda items were also reviewed and approved.

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  • CAASP/SBAC State Testing for Grades 3-8 (May 7 through May 25)


    CAASAP/SBAC State Testing for Grades 3-8 begins on Monday, May 7, 2018 and finishes on Friday, May 25, 2018.  Our teachers have been ensuring that our students master the Common Core Standards for their grade level, and students have been working hard this year to master those standards.


    The Smarter Balanced assessment system is a valid, fair, and reliable approach to student assessment that provides educators, students and parents meaningful results with actionable data to help students succeed. The assessments are aligned to the Common Core Standards. The tests our students will be taking are summative, given at the end of the year school year to measure student progress in that year.


    Summative assessments determine students’ progress toward being high school ready in English language arts/literacy and math. These are given at the end of the school year and consist of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task. The summative assessments:


    • Accurately describe both student achievement (how much students know at the end of the year) and student growth (how much students have improved since the previous year) to inform program evaluation and school, district, and state accountability systems
    • Include writing at every grade and ask students to solve multi-step, real-world problems in mathematics; and
    • Capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing: efficient and precise measurement with a quick turnaround of results.


    We appreciate your support in making sure that your child is here everday, on time during the testing window. We also sent home some helpful tips to help your child be ready for the tests on a daily basis, such as getting to bed early and getting a full night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast to start the day. Thank you for your continued effort to support your child's academic achievement and progress!


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  • Local Control and Accountability Plan and Budget Public Hearing


    The governing board of Luther Burbank School District will conduct a public hearing on the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19, in accordance with Education Code Section 42103, 42127, 52061, and 52062 prior to final adoption.  Any interested party may inspect the LCAP and budget prior to final adoption and speak at the public hearing.


    The public hearing will be held on June 12, 2018, at 5:30 PM. at:

    Location: Luther Burbank School Library

    Address: 4 Wabash Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128.


    Any interested party may inspect the Local Control and Accountability Plan and Budget prior to the public hearing:

    June 7, 2018, during the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, at: 

    Location: Luther Burbank School District – Business Office

    Address: 4 Wabash Avenue San Jose, CA 95128.


    After receiving any testimony at the public hearing, the Board will consider taking final action on the proposed LCAP and budget on June 26, 2018.  

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