By Richard Bammer
Like all educators, Fairfield-Suisun Unified leaders take chronic absenteeism seriously, but their engaged, coordinated efforts to deal with students who are absent more than three weeks during a school year have been recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
In a press release issued Thursday, he cited the district as one of 27 statewide with Model School Attendance Review Boards (SARBs), taking into account “innovative and effective practices to reduce suspensions, expulsions, and chronic absenteeism.”
“Students need to be in school to learn,” Torlakson said in the prepared statement. “The terrific work of the review boards is a testament to the collaboration between the school, parents, and community so that all students have the opportunity to succeed on their way to 21st-century careers and college.”
Source: FSUSD recognized for its Model School Attendance program
By Richard Bammer
Refunding an existing bond measure, School Accountability Report Cards, and information about a lawsuit over disclosure of student information and records are on the agenda when Dixon Unified leaders meet tonight.
The five-member governing board is expected to pass a resolution authorizing the sale and reissue of Measure J bonds, a $29 million property tax measure passed by voters in 2002.
Adrian Vargas, the district’s chief financial officer, will make a presentation before the vote, which will come as trustees are once again considering a property tax measure, likely for the fall 2016 ballot, to ask voters to pay for the building, repair and improvement of the district’s eight campuses, some of them built in the 1950s.
Source: Bond refunding, School Accountability Report Cards on Dixon agenda