School board to discuss student achievement goals tonight

Restoring programs, new child nutrition services director, student recognitions also on agenda

During this tonight's meeting, the Pleasanton school board will hear a report and possibly approve the 2014-15 Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) -- which focuses on curriculum and instruction, the learning environment, and personal development.

The 2014-15 SPSA, created by the Pleasanton Unified School District Site Council (SSC), includes measurable goals for each school, along with ways to achieve these goals.

The goals and action plans were developed after each school principal worked with the SSC -- made up of teachers, school staff, parents and secondary students -- to review student achievement data.

District staff will provide reports on every school site's SPSA during Tuesday's open session, starting at 7 p.m. in the district's boardroom, 4665 Bernal Ave.

In other business:

* District staff will provide trustees with a report on the Strategic Plan focus areas as well as programs and services district staff recommend restoring for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Some of the services that are being focused on include technology services, instructional coaching, counseling services, specialized school support, library services, maintenance and operations services, and school site support.

According to the report, district staff is recommending having a secondary math coach to help with further implementation of mathematics Common Core State Standards and instructional materials.

Other recommendations include additional counselors, an early literacy intervention coach, and support for high school athletics and custodial services.

* During closed session, scheduled to start at 5 p.m., the board will appoint a director of child nutrition services.

* The school board will recognize Pleasanton students who display the character traits of self-discipline and compassion.

In addition, the board will recognize the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council during its recognitions session.

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