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Board Briefs - May 28, 2019

Here are a few highlights from the San Juan Unified Board of Education’s most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28 (the full agenda packet can be found here).

Board hears update on standards implementation

The California State Board of Education adopted state standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in 2010, English language development (ELD) in 2012 and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013. Since that time, San Juan Unified district staff has focused on deepening its understanding of the standards, identifying and implementing aligned instructional materials and revising instructional practices and classroom expectations to ensure students are able to meet the standards. 

Next steps to support this work include using school-level results to inform site professional learning plans, as well as deepening the understanding of the new standards among both staff and parents. The full presentation is available

In other news...

  • The board adopted a resolution and approved the sale agreement between the City of Citrus Heights and San Juan Unified for the old Sylvan Middle School property located at 7137 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights.
  • The board recognized several student teams, including:
    • Bella Vista High School's Academic Decathlon team for taking top honors at the 39th annual Sacramento County competition. The team advanced to the state finals, which were held in March.
    • Mira Loma High School's Science Olympiad team for the first-place finish in the 2019 Northern California Science Olympiad. The team will be competing in the national tournament on June 1.
    • Mira Loma High School's Science Bowl team for taking high honors at 2019 Northern California Science Bowl and finishing seventh at the national competition. 

The Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in the district office Board Room. Agendas are posted online Fridays before each meeting and can be found here. Audio files and transcripts from past board meetings can be accessed here.