SCUSD Board of Education Recap
February 1, 2024

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At the February 1 meeting of the 鶹Ƶ 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 school’s basketball team. Staff at Melanie’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 Americans’ 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 today’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 district’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 鶹Ƶ 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 Governor’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 District’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.