FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: ANAKAREN URENO
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONS LIAISON
(949) 497-7700 EXT. 5317
March 29, 2018
Stakeholder committee to present recommendation to restructure student instructional year in 2019-20
Special Board of Education Study Session scheduled for April 12
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - On April 12 at 5:30 p.m. committee members and staff will present a recommendation for the restructuring of the student instructional year in 2019-20 at a Board Study Session to which the public is invited to attend and provide input to the Board.
At the direction of the Board, LBUSD staff established a stakeholder committee to explore the current practices related to the student instructional year, identify needs, and recommend potential solutions beginning with the 2019-20 school year for Board consideration. The committee consisted of teachers, staff, parents, administrators, and city officials; many of whom hold multiple stakeholder roles.
Over the course of the last 6 months, the stakeholder committee convened to surface questions and assumptions about the student instructional year and study data, which included data related to attendance, athletics, Advanced Placement and statewide testing, city transportation patterns, city summer employment, student employment survey, traffic patterns, and past instructional year configurations.
After identifying priorities based on student needs, the committee reviewed and evaluated various sample student instructional year configurations and developed a recommendation that best addresses the needs of the current student population.
At the April 12 public Board Study Session, the Board will receive the information and provide staff with direction on next steps, which could include making changes to the recommendation and bringing the topic back at a future meeting.
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