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School board set to possibly approve new math courses tonight

Culinary program, Walnut Grove extended day care also on agenda

The Pleasanton school board is scheduled to discuss and possibly approve the new 2015-16 mathematical courses that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards during its meeting tonight.

The new courses include: Math 6, Math 7, Math 8, Math 6/7, Math 7/8 and Math 8/Algebra 1.

District staff will include the course outlines for each mathematical course during its presentation, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the district's boardroom, 4665 Bernal Avenue.

The outline includes a course description, objectives, content, career awareness or preparation applications, character education reinforcement and connections, methodology, means of assessment and instructional materials.

Instructional materials for these courses were approved by board trustees during its Feb. 24 meeting.

In other business:

• Trustees will hear an update on the Career Technical Education classes in the area of food and nutrition.

The report will include available course options for students and other highlights from the culinary program.

• District staff is scheduled to provide an update about its Extended Day Child Care Program at Walnut Grove Elementary School

• The school board will hear a report on and discuss the Response to Intervention (RTI) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

District staff will provide an update on current practices and key steps.

Staff reports said the Special Education Department is working collaboratively with the school sites to share research-evidenced models and professional development that provide learning opportunities for students with special needs to be educated in the least restrictive environment.

• The board of trustees will recognize Pleasanton students who demonstrate the character trait of respect during its recognition portion of the meeting.

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