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Board Briefs - Aug. 13, 2019

Here are a few highlights from the San Juan Unified Board of Education’s most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (the full agenda packet can be found here).

Board hears update on summer professional learning

Summertime in San Juan Unified serves as a powerful launching point for professional learning that is continued throughout the school year. Approximately 3,000 participants deepened their professional knowledge and practice this summer. Professional learning opportunities were available in a variety of formats, including conferences, institutes, collaborative workgroups, small group sessions and book studies covering a wide range of topics. 

One area of focus this summer was around new curriculum adoptions. Approximately 540 teachers attended training around the new history-social science curriculum, where they focused on equity and inclusion. Additionally, sixth through eighth-grade teachers participated in trainings around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instructional shifts. 

In other news...

  • The board approved changes to the guest teacher salary schedule, as the district is experiencing challenges in substitute teacher coverage. The changes affect rates at priority sites and increase the half-day rate. 

 

The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27 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.