SCUSD Board of Education Recap
February 1, 2024
At the February 1 meeting of the Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ City Unified School District Board, the Board recognized Stellar Student Melanie Raya, a student at Hollywood Park Elementary School. Melanie is a member of the Hollywood Park Elementary School Leadership Club and plays on the schoolâ€™s basketball team. Staff at Melanieâ€™s school describe her as hard-working, trustworthy, responsible, respectful, and say she is a great role model for her fellow students.
The Board approved a resolution to recognize the month of February as National Black History Month. The 2024 theme for National Black History Month is African Americansâ€™ influence on the arts in the US. The SCUSD resolution celebrates the experiences and contributions of SCUSD Black students, families, staff and community members and acknowledges the need for culturally relevant activities, programs, and curriculum that honor the significant contributions of African Americans on society, nationally and globally. The resolution states that SCUSD must strive to develop a deeper understanding of the disproportionate hardships many Black / African American students and community members face in todayâ€™s society, and calls for the District to continue addressing such disparities through thoughtful and holistic policy, programming, information sharing, stakeholder collaboration, and outcomes in order to move towards greater equity in our educational system and the greater community.
The full text of the resolution can be found here: /sites/main/files/file-attachments/9.1_national_black_history_month_resolution.pdf
The Board received informational updates on three topics:
- The districtâ€™s Literacy, English Language Arts and
Mathematics tiered instructional and intervention practices,
professional learning strategies and student outcome data.
- Results of a survey of the Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ community about a
potential General Obligation Bond which would provide additional
resources to improve, rehabilitate and repair aging schools,
classrooms and facilities.
- An overview of the Governorâ€™s Proposed State Budget for Fiscal Year 2024-25 and the proposals impacting TK-12 education.
In its approval of items on Consent, the Board also approved adoption of the Districtâ€™s Strategic Arts Plan.
More detail on all of these items can be found at /boe020124.
For more information about the SCUSD Board of Education, including the schedule for future Board meetings and to submit a public comment at future meetings, please visit /board-education.