Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

SUSD Live – Gustafson hired, adjournment

SUSD trutees hired Bryon Gustafson to a two year contract (plus a few months). More in tomorrow’s paper.

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SUSD Live – Board member comments

Keenan – just thanked Robert Sahli for the common core update. Smith – Oldest daughter getting married this weekend “we have an extra room in the house,” he said. Also talked about why so many long term subs in the district, and not permanent. Midura – Mentioned Thursday’s Rotary Read-in at Stockton schools. Also gave [...]

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SUSD Live – Common Core, again

Just an interesting quote. Lowder said planning for Common Core is like “constructing an airplane mid-flight.”

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SUSD Live – 5.0 Public Hearing on common core spending.

Trustees opened a public hearing on  a Proposed Common Core State Standards Spending Plan. A short presentation talks about common core, which is expected to bring more critical thinking and writing to school curriculum.The district has $7 million to spend. The district will need to buy some computers (possibly Chromebooks), train teachers, and buy materials. [...]

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SUSD Live – Restorative Justice

Child Welfare & Attendance Director Dee Alimbini is telling trustees about the district’s Restorative Justice program, which is a sort of peer court for students who get in trouble. She gave an example of a Chavez High student who threw an orange at lunch and hit someone. That student, instead of being in detention or [...]

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SUSD Live – Gustafson approved in closed session

Trustees reported voting 7-0 to appoint Bryon Gustafson. That vote is pending public approval of a contract – which should be coming up.

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SUSD Live – Student Rep Kesia Garibay

SECA senior Kesia Garibay is speaking as tonight’s student representative on the board. She’s getting a little emotional when talking about the school “Sorry, it’s my senior year,” she said. Superintendent Steve Lowder mentioned that SECA (Stockton Early College Academy) is the highest scoring high school in the area.

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SUSD Live – Gustafson is here

Bryon Gustafson – who is expected to be hired as new SUSD Police Chief – is here. Trustees will decide whether or not to hire him in item 6.3. Here’s my story with a little bit about him.

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SUSD Live – Agenda

It’s just after 7 p.m., trustees not out yet. That’s fine though, take a few moments to read the agenda! Click here to find it.

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The SUSD letter to Visalia

Today’s story on how SUSD has requested reimbursement from Visalia Unified for days that Pacific Law Academy teacher Charles Ulmschneider – also a Visalia Unified Trustee – leaves school early to attend board meetings 167 miles south and needs a substitute teacher. SUSD’s request was via a letter from Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources Craig [...]

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