|Board Recognizes 2017 Speech Contest Winners|
First-Place winners in the 2017 District Speech Contest were Sonya Valle, Grade 8, Robert L. Mueller Charter; Nika Woehl, Grade 6, Salt Creek Elementary; Jillian Jeter, Grade 5, Salt Creek Elementary; and Audrey Sutton, Grade 4, Anne and William Hedenkamp Elementary. The students repeated their winning speeches at the Board of Education's March 8 meeting.
|Welcome, Military Families!|
April is “Month of the Military Child” and the District invites students to participate in a T-shirt design contest. Families were sent a School Messenger email with information, to encourage student participation. All students are welcome to submit their designs. The contest is among activities to celebrate military families and their children, for the daily sacrifices they make, and the challenges they overcome. The District’s Military Family Advocate helps provide support to military-connected students, families, and schools. A Welcoming Practices partnership grant headed by the University of Southern California, and that involves five school districts, including CVESD, helped create more welcoming and effective transitions. The position of Military Family Advocate is funded through the grant.
|CVESD is about to engage thousands of parents in a unique dialogue|
To help us better engage with our learning community this year, we are again launching a virtual conversation via the Thoughtexchange online platform. The process enables us to hear from more parents about their concerns as well as what they appreciate about our schools. We encourage everyone to contribute to the future success of our students and our District by providing feedback that will inform our next Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Look for an email from Thoughtexchange on February 6.
|LCAP Target: Ensure Every Student in Grades 3-6 Has Own Technology Device|
As part of the District’s LCAP-funded one-to-one technology initiative, more than $3.4 million was allocated to purchase and distribute Lenovo devices so that by 2017-18 all students in grades 3-6 will have their own device to integrate technology throughout the school day. In addition, $454,500 was allocated to hire additional Technology Equipment Technicians to support each District school with infrastructure, wireless, hardware, and software needs. Learn how our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) helps meet student needs by clicking the link that follows.
|Arts Revival is Boosted by New Funding Formula|
CVESD worked collaboratively with arts organizations in development of the District’s Visual and Performing Arts strategic plan. The strategic plan positioned CVESD well for significant changes in public education: California’s new funding formula for schools, and new state standards. The Board of Education was primed for a critical funding decision in 2014-15, when it announced its commitment to hire full-time VAPA instructors and provide arts instruction during the school day for all students. CVESD made an unprecedented $15 million investment in arts instruction, spread over three years. This also provided classroom teachers with release time for collaboration. The funding was embedded in the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Learn how our LCAP helps meet student needs by clicking the link that follows...