Happy March! A number of exciting events have been taking place in our District. We conducted the first Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) meeting, where stakeholders from throughout the community participated. Our stakeholders’ valuable input will help create the LCAP plan. The LCAP will be tied to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Once the LCFF and LCAP are in place, it will allow school districts to have greater innovation in how they support their students. It will also allow for increased local flexibility, accountability and transparency of resource allocations. Most importantly, the LCFF/LCAP will tie resources directly to students, serving their diverse academic needs.
The second exciting event has been the groundbreaking of College View School, a school designed for students with highly specialized care. This project is thanks to Measure S dollars. The Measure S ballot initiative was approved by 70% of the voters in April of 2011. Measure S continues to provide vital funds to improve and renovate our District schools.
Measure S dollars are also visible in projects like the Keppel Elementary School Overcrowding Relief Grant (ORG) classroom building. This project will remove 12 portable classrooms and replace them with a two-story, 14-classroom building. The project is financed through a combination of state funds and Measure S funds. The building is scheduled to be completed and move-in-ready by May of this year.
Other Measure S projects scheduled are the Crescenta Valley High School science labs and the new Franklin Elementary classroom building. At Crescenta Valley High School, 13 labs and five prep rooms in the 2000 building, as well as a special education classroom will receive modernization. Franklin Elementary will have a new 16-classroom, two-story building that will include solar arrays on the roof of the building.
In addition, Measure S has helped our school district prepare for the demands of the Common Core State Standards and the technology-based state testing. Our Education Technology and Information Services department has a Network Operating Center (NOC) that supports the entire school district’s technology infrastructure. In addition to the NOC, wireless technology, instructional technology equipment, teacher laptops and 1300 Chromebooks have been purchased or installed throughout our district’s schools. All with the purpose of equipping our teachers and students with state of the art 21st century tools.
We thank you for your continued support of our district’s modernization efforts, as we move forward in preparing our students for their future.
Superintendent of Schools
Richard M. Sheehan, Ed.D.
Webmaster's Note: Dr. Richard Sheehan was recognized as Person of the Year by the Davidian & Mariamian Educational Foundation on December 11, 2013 at Impression Banquet Hall, for his contributions to the Armenian community. We are all very proud of him.
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