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Lakeside Union School District Immersion Program Special Board Meeting April 25, 2013.

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1 Lakeside Union School District Immersion Program Special Board Meeting April 25, 2013

2 We have pulled together an Immersion Steering Committee to address identified critical issues before us as we determine positive ways to support the program due to growth Purpose

3  Riverview Principal – Olympia Kyriakidis  Riverview Parent Chinese Immersion, Cynthia Richardson  Riverview Parent Spanish Immersion, Kelly Palmer  TDS & LMS Principals – Scott Goergens/Steve Mull  Superintendent – David Lorden  Assistant Superintendent – Tina Brady  Deputy Superintendent – Kamran Azimzadeh  HR Director – Stacy Coble  GUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Ed Services - Theresa Kemper  GUHSD Director of Curriculum - Robin Ballarin  World Language Department Chair at El Capitan HS - Andie Cooke  El Capitan Principal - Laura Whitaker  Board President – Gelia Cook  LTA President – Cathy Zmijewski  Elementary Principal Rep - Rhonda Taylor  Immersion Parent Rep - Cookie Davis  Riverview Staff Rep - Jerry Gonzalez  Director of Maintenance and Operations -Todd Owens Committee Members

4  The current trajectory we are on forecasts that the program has the potential to grow to a total of 1,200 students: 200 at each grade level.  200 Kindergartners enrolled for  904 total students are enrolled in K-5 for  There has been a net increase of $348,738 in revenue for the fiscal year  The program is not costing the District extra money. Program

5 1.Staffing 2.Immersion Programs at both Middle Schools 3.Facilities 4.Funding for 3 rd Language 5.High School Programs 6.Parent Engagement Critical Issues Identified

6 Staffing  Move large number of temporary teachers to probationary status  Recruit and retain Chinese and Spanish teachers for elementary and middle schools  Provide essential support staff: Curriculum Coach (TOSAs) in Chinese and Spanish & Vice Principal  Implement and sustain a quality Internship Program at elementary and middle school level Priority #1: Staffing

7 Immersion Programs at both Middle Schools and High School beginning  Providing quality programs at both schools  Offering a 3 rd Language  Timeline for implementing at TdS  Determining what Immersion Program will encompass at each school Priority #2 Middle School Immersion

8 Facilities  Housing students due to growth  Transitioning Winter Gardens to host 1 st graders Priority #3 Facilities

9  Providing the necessary resources  Instructional Supplies  Support Materials  Outreach/Communication Priority #4 Funding

10 Collaborate with GUHSD to develop a high school pathway for incoming students Priority #5 High School Immersion

11  Communication  Engaging them Appropriately Priority #6 Working With Parents

12 Priority #1: Adequate Staffing (School/District)  Hire a (.7) Immersion VP for Winter Gardens and (.3) Immersion Spanish Teacher for TdS for  Hire two fulltime district immersion TOSAs (2.0) One for Spanish Immersion One for Chinese Immersion  Begin Intern Program at both middle schools  At their April 25 th BoE meeting, Trustees provided direction for staff to pursue these recommendations Steering Committee Recommendations

13 Priority #2: Quality Immersion Programs at both TdS and LMS  Begin Spanish Immersion at TdS in if a minimum of 20 students enroll at TdS  Continue with developing Chinese Enrichment at TdS Recommendations

14 Priority #5: Collaborate with GUHSD to Develop Immersion Program for Incoming High Students Representatives from GUHSD reported to Steering Committee on that El Capitan High School will be the designated site for high school immersion Recommendations


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