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SUSD Live – and they’re gone

I got caught up reporting. So, no updates on board comments etc. Meeting adjourned.

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SUSD Live – World Langauge Academy petition

A public hearing is now starting for the proposed World Language Academy Charter School. I plan to have a story in the paper on this tomorrow. So, no spoilers here. Sorry. Pick up the paper or check recordnet.com tomorrow morning.

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SUSD Live – Public comment

Teachers are standing in unison as Union President Ellen Old takes the podium. It’s bargaining related. Old is starting with the difference in increased compensation and a raise. She’s saying that when more work is involved, getting paid more. She said the district has proposed a 4.5 percent increase in exchange for 7 percent more [...]

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SUSD Live – Student representative

Stagg High junior Veronica Vargo is talking about her involvement at the school. She is the Stagg newspaper’s online editor, key club member, and as evidenced by her “embarrassing farmer’s tan” a soccer player. She wants to be an immigration lawyer. She also gets to go to Standford University this summer for an online newspaper [...]

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SUSD Live – Cenergistic presentation

Consultant Drew Rhodes  of Cenergistic delivered an update on the district’s energy conservation efforts. He said there was a success factor, citing teamwork, data, on site training,  and facility audits. The idea was to change the culture of the district to create energy-use awareness.  Monique Orr and Gilbert Rosas  are energy conservation specialists within the [...]

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SUSD Live – PLUS program

Director of Educational Services Reyes Guana is giving a presentation on the SUSD PLUS Program – a high school program that fosters peer leadership. The program started in 2012-13 at the four comprehensive high schools. It was a success, and a grant allowed the program to be expanded into K-8 schools too. Statistics are positive. [...]

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SUSD Live – Audet

No decision on the Sheree Audet situation until what I assume will be late tonight. The board did not announce any action out of closed session and will go back in to closed session after the meeting.

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SUSD Live – Gustafson sworn in.

SUSD Police Chief Bryon Gustafson was sworn in publicly.  This one is ceremonial only. Lowder swore him in on his first day a couple weeks ago. Now, he’s introducing his family and said he’s “glad to be here.” Big applause for him from the teachers.

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SUSD Live – Teachers out in force/Agenda

  Tonight’s SUSD meeting hasn’t started yet. The boardroom is overflowing with teachers – some holding signs asking the administration to “value” them. Many have turned in cards. I’ll do my best to share the overall sentiment as the take their turns to speak. SUSD Police Chief Bryon Gustafson has told the crowd additional seating [...]

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SUSD’s Tuesday agenda

Trustees meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  The potential resignation/release of Deputy Superintendent Sheree Audet is on the agenda, as is a public hearing on the proposed World Language Academy charter school. See the full agenda here.

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