Luther Burbank School District


  • Board Meeting Highlights from February 13, 2018


     On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting.


    • Instructional Calendars for School Years 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021


    The Board of Trustees approved a three year adoption of the instructional calendar for the next three academic years. The adoption of a three-year calendar will allow parents and guardians, faculty and staff to plan ahead so that student and staff attendance can be maximized with the goal of increasing student achievement.


     Academic Calendars SY2018 through SY2021


    • Resolution Number 02-13-18-02, "Calling for Full and Fair Funding of California's Public Schools" 


    The Board of Trustees unanimously approved this resolution calling for full and fair funding of California's public schools. Despite California’s leadership in the global economy, the state falls in the nation’s bottom quintile on nearly every measure of public K-12 school funding and school staffing; and California ranks 45th nationally in the percentage of taxable income spent on education, 41st in per-pupil funding, 45th in pupil–teacher ratios and 48th in pupil–staff ratios; and K-12 school funding has not substantially increased, on an inflation-adjusted basis, for more than a decade.  School districts across California are adopting this resolution to ask that the State Legislature and Governor make education spending a priority. This Board Resolution was presented for consideration by Meghan Weisler, Board President and affirms our trustees' commitment to work with other school districts in advocating for California's public schools.


     Resolution Calling for Full and Fair Funding of California's Public Schools


    • Adoption of Curriculum Mandated by the California Healthy Youth Act

    Per the California Healthy Youth Act, all public school districts are required to adopt comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for students in Grades 5 through Grade 12. The Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the staff recommendation to adopt Teen Talk and Puberty Talk published by health connected, the curriculum provider used by many districts in Santa Clara County.  Implementation of the new curriculum will begin in school year 2018-2019 and includes a parent/guardian training component.


    • Presentations


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


    • Construction of new main facility has been mentioned as a high priority in various stakeholder surveys. The district's financial advisors, Caldwell Flores Smith, presented information on the process for bringing a bond measure before the voters and the financing available to the District based on property tax rates and valuation.


    • Staff presented information on student attendance from August through the end of December, the Period 1 Attendance Report and the District staff's continued efforts to ensure that students attend school regularly.  Attendance is one of the state priorities for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).


    • In December 2017, the Board of Trustees approved a contract with AERIES, a new student information system that has a robust parent/guardian information portal, as part of the District's LCAP goals. Staff presented the board trustees with an update on the rollout and implementation of the new system.


    • Board Business


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

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    Read Across America Reading Campaign and Chipotle Reads Challenge, February 5 through March 1, 2018


    In the Luther Burbank School District, fluent reading is a fundamental skill for all our students to master! 


    The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.


    In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA's Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. 


    Luther Burbank will celebrate Read Across America through our Accelerated Reading Program challenge. Students are encouraged to read every day by participating in the Chipotle Reading Rewards. By reading everyday they can earn Chipotle Restaurants prizes and rewards. We will also have a culmination assembly on March 2, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in the Gymnasium to celebrate the classes with the highest percentage of Accelerated Reader books completed from February 5 through March 1. Please see the attached information sent to parents and guardians.,


    Read Across America Celebration Feb 5 through March 1


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  • Walk n’ Roll San José at the Luther Burbank School District


    Luther Burbank School District is proud to participate this school year in the Walk n' Roll San Jose initiative to promote a healthy and active lifestyle by walking and bicycling to school.


    Walk n’ Roll San José is a grant-funded program that encourages children to live healthy and active lifestyles by walking and bicycling to school.  It does so, in part, by organizing groups of students (five or more) to walk or bicycle to school together with adult supervision. Participating in these “Walking Buses” and “Bike Trains” is not only fun, but it increases the safety of the students by increasing their visibility.


    By participating in the program, your child will:


    • Cultivate the habit of engaging in daily physical activity in a fun, safe, manner. Physical fitness has been shown to increase self esteem and academic performance while reducing rates of absenteeism, obesity, and diabetes.
    • Learn critical skills that will enhance their safety when they are walking or bicycling.
    • Help reduce traffic congestion and related air pollution around their school.


    Walk N Roll Program Information

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    President's Day (Federal Holiday), Monday, February 19, 2018


    On Monday, February 19, 2018, the school district will be closed in observance of the federal holiday, President's Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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  • School Accountability Report Card 2017


    The 2016-2017 School Accountability Report Card is available for review. 


    2017 SARC Eng


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