Friday - December 15, 2017
K-12 Education

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New SAUSD Board of Education Officers Elected
SANTA ANA, California, Dec. 14 -- The Santa Ana Unified School District issued the following news:

Congratulations to our new Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Board of Education officers. During its annual organizational meeting on December 12, 2017, the Board elected Valerie Amezcua, President; Rigo Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President; and Alfonso Alvarez, Ed.D., Clerk. In addition, the Board designated member John Palacio to serve as the district representative on the Orange County Committee on School District Organization, and established the date, time, and place of regular meetings ... Show Full Article

CCSD Principals Receive Digital Learning Award
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Dec. 14 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news:

For each adaptive digital content title each month, CCSD is recognizing the teacher and the school with the highest average quality usage**

*Quality/Performance based on standards mastered and/or lessons completed

Recognition based on monthly reports provided by our Adaptive Digital Content providers

The December school winners are listed below. Each winner (principal and teacher) receives a certificate and a prize pack.

Teacher winners will be presented their awards at their schools next week.

ELA

Lexia ... Show Full Article

Twenty District Schools Earn Civic Engagement Awards
MESA, Arizona, Dec. 13 -- The Mesa Public Schools issued the following news:

Students participate in Teen Court activity at Shepherd Junior High SchoolFor the third year in a row, the district has dominated the Civic Engagement awards. Of the 34 schools recognized statewide as 2016-17 Civic Engagement award-winners, 20 are from Mesa Public Schools.

The Arizona Department of Education Excellence in Civic Engagement Program recognizes schools that demonstrate effective implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning, including strong formal instruction in social studies, U.S. government, ... Show Full Article

San Diego Unified School Board Elects Kevin Beiser as New Board President and Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne as Vice President
SAN DIEGO, California, Dec. 13 -- The San Diego Unified School District issued the following news release:

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education elected new officers at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. Kevin Beiser, from District B, was selected as President; and Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, from District E, was elected as Vice President.

Mr. Beiser takes on his new role after serving as Board Vice President. He will continue to focus his efforts on maximizing the district's resources in order to preserve lower class sizes and enrichment programs for our children ... Show Full Article

District Board Members and Superintendent Recognized for Leadership Development
FORT MYERS, Florida, Dec. 13 -- The Lee County School District issued the following news:

The School District of Lee County Board Members and Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins were honored for completing the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Master Board program at the 72nd Annual Joint Conference in Tampa.

The conference took place November 28th through December 1st and awards were presented by Carol Cook, Pinellas County School Board Member and FSBA Leadership Services Consultant, and Shirley Owens, Holmes County School Board Member and FSBA Leadership Services Committee Chair.

The training ... Show Full Article

Dayton Public Schools Address Enrollment
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Dayton Public Schools issued the following news release:

Members of the Dayton Board of Education listened as Interim Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Lolli and Associate Superintendent, Dr. Shelia Burton explained how the district needs to adjust to its present enrollment numbers.

The presentation at Tuesday's regularly scheduled board meeting involved making a decision to "right size" DPS. Lolli and Burton shared data that included schools with student occupancy that is below a desired percentage.

"We have had conversations with the City of Dayton officials, informing ... Show Full Article

Board of Education of Baltimore County to Meet on Tuesday, December 19
TOWSON, Maryland, Dec. 13 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Board of Education will hold its next public meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 N. Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204.

The Board's regular public meeting will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The Board's regular open session will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend all of the Board's open meetings.

The school system is committed to accessible communication ... Show Full Article