Lemon Grove School District: Celebrating Success
Please click on the school links below, to access each site's successes:
2014-2015 Student Calendar with Minimum Days
Dear Parent and/or Guardian:
Please click here to access the student calendar for the coming school year in the Lemon Grove School District. Please note that school begins for all children on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Like this year’s calendar, the 2014-2015 calendar provides one week of vacation in November, a two week Winter Break in December, and a two week Spring Break.
The 2014-2015 calendar also has something new. There are nine minimum days added to the calendar so that teachers can receive training in the Common Core Curriculum. These minimum days are the second Wednesday of each month, except for April, when the minimum day is the third Wednesday.
Please keep this calendar in a convenient location.
Enjoy a safe and restful summer!
July 23, 2014
INDEPENDENT CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE VACANCIES
(Lemon Grove, CA) The Lemon Grove School District Governing Board has announced that it is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders to fill two vacancies on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Proposition W School Facilities Bond program. The current vacancies must be filled by the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District; a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the District and active in a parent-teacher organization; an at-large community member; or a community member who is active in a senior citizens organization.
On November 4, 2008, voters residing within the District passed Proposition W, a $28 million bond measure which authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to schools within the Lemon Grove School District. Proposition 39 requires a 55% super majority for approval; this bond was passed by 72%. After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the District’s Governing Board appoint an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to work with the District.
The committee shall inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of Proposition W bond proceeds; review the expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Proposition W bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Proposition W;and present to the District’s Governing Board, in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Proposition W bond proceeds.
All appointments will be made by the Governing Board from applications submitted to the District.
If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this committee, you may obtain an application by clicking here, contacting the Superintendent’s office at (619) 825-5600 or by visiting the District’s website at www.lgsd.k12.ca.us.
Please submit your application to:
Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee Process
Office of the Superintendent
Lemon Grove School District
For additional information regarding the appointment process, please call (619) 825-5612.
Lemon Grove School District Encourages the Community to Participate in Planning
The Lemon Grove School District has embraced the state’s new school funding process, which includes increased participation from parents and the community.
As part of the budgeting process for next school year, the district is working to put together a Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP. The plan is part of the state’s new funding system, known as the Local Control Funding Formula, and is intended to better align academic plans with spending plans. We are currently in the process of developing this plan and have included a number of recommendations made by community members, parents, and staff at meetings that have been held throughout the district in the past few months.
In order to create a plan that supports and accelerates all learners in our district, we still need the community to assist us in reviewing the work that has been done thus far,and also in suggesting the work that is yet to be done. As you continue reading,you will learn more about the LCAP. Additionally, you will be invited to participate in its development by using a link on this page.
Please take some time to read over the LCAP DRAFT by clicking here. A blog has been established on this page which will provide you with an opportunity for input. When you have questions or concerns, please submit them to the blog. They will be posted, along with a response from me, within twenty-four hours. Please click on "comments" to leave your ideas.
We are happy to announce that over the next few years, you will notice some changes to instruction and testing at the Lemon Grove School District that will directly impact your child. It is essential that you know about these changes and what resources are available to help you support your child.
In 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards are a set of learning expectations for our students that will prepare them for success in college and a future career.
The Lemon Grove School District has been preparing for the changes by providing professional development to teachers, informing the public, developing curriculum, revising assessments, and upgrading technology.
Common Core State Standards were developed by state officials along with teachers, parents, school administrators, and education experts. California is one of 45 states that have adopted the CCSS. The standards were developed out of a partnership between the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association.
These newly adopted standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in math and language arts classes from kindergarten through high school. While there are many similarities between the existing state standards and the CCSS, you might notice changes in what content is emphasized and the grade in which the content is taught.
The purpose of adopting the CCSS is not simply to align with other states, but rather to raise the bar for learning in all grades to ensure that our students are receiving a relevant and rigorous education. The adoption of the CCSS means that your child will be better prepared to meet the demands of college and the workplace.
The National PTA has organized resources on its website (www.pta.org) to help parents support their children. If you have additional questions as to how this might impact your child's education, please feel free to contact me.