Board Meeting Highlights from February 13, 2018
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Board of Trustees met during a regular board meeting.
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.
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.
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.
There were a number of important presentation provided to the Board of Trustees.
Annual personnel items, contracts/contract adjustments, and consent agenda items were also reviewed and approved.
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.,
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:
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.