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Monday, June 06, 2005 | Applause for student achievers

Board of Education meeting

– a $6 million kindergarten preparedness program to be funded by the California Department of Education

Trustee John de Beck plans to discuss the district’s eighth-grade social promotion policy, which may be revised as a result of data indicating that 24 percent of all SDUSD in the 2004-2005 ninth-grade class had one or more failing grades in their eighth-grade core subjects. Achievement in core subjects of math and literacy are indicators of success in high school, including graduation, passing the high school exit exam and meeting California state standards, according to the district. Recommendations include retaining students in eighth grade for a second year if they receive an F in math or English, unless they enroll and pass summer make-up courses.

At 5:30 p.m. the board will discuss attendance boundary recommendations for Lincoln High School for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. The Lincoln reconstruction project, now scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2007, is expected to cost about $94 million and is being paid for by funds from the state and voter-approved Proposition MM. The Lincoln campus, the largest of the Proposition MM projects, is being modernized and expanded to serve students in grades 9-12.

The SDUSD agenda for Tuesday also includes an annual report by the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, a review of the role of board members and the superintendent, a status report on the “6-to-6” program and a discussion of the eligibility and selection process for principals, vice principals and central office instructional administrators.

Community meeting for Keiller students and parents

New science and technology building in Oceanside

“In the fall, students will have the opportunity to study math and science in a state-of-the-art facility that rivals buildings on college campuses,” said OUSD superintendent Ken Noonan, who thanked Oceanside voters for approving a bond measure in 2000 that provided funding for the project. The school is located at 400 Rancho del Oro Drive in Oceanside, and the event is open to the public.

Junior Olympics

– MARSHA SUTTON, Voice Education Writer

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