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1 Update on Community Affairs John Ervin III, Director, Community Affairs June, 2007

2 2 Recruiting for Preschool Programs Published recruitment information in the following publications: Modesto Bee, El Sol, CV Drum and Central Valley Voice. Published recruitment information in the following publications: Modesto Bee, El Sol, CV Drum and Central Valley Voice. Disseminated public service announcements to the following TV and Radio stations: TV-- Channel 3, 10, 13, 19, and Central Valley Report; RadioCitadel, Clear Channel, Silverado, Entravision and KPRS. Disseminated public service announcements to the following TV and Radio stations: TV-- Channel 3, 10, 13, 19, and Central Valley Report; RadioCitadel, Clear Channel, Silverado, Entravision and KPRS. Preschool expansion from was 144 students. This information was based on parent information gathered from the application for child development service. Preschool expansion from was 144 students. This information was based on parent information gathered from the application for child development service.

3 3 Child Development Programs Program Enrollments by Ethnicity as of 5/31/07 Ethnicity American Indian Asian African American Pacific Islander HispanicWhite Bi-/Multi- Racial / Other Total Current Enrollment Total Funded Enrollment Program Latchkey Kinder- Enrichment *232 School-age Total Cal-SAFE **72 Head Start ***420 Full-day Preschool Part-day Preschool ***544 Family Child Care Pre-K Total ,0991,223 Grand Total , ,7221,847 *Declining enrollment/ Eligibility **Cal-SAFE Enrollments Fluctuate ***Some sites closed for summer

4 4 AVID Recruitment Met with feeder junior high principals to brainstorm strategies for recruiting more minority students to the AVID program. Have identified students at Prescott junior high. Met with feeder junior high principals to brainstorm strategies for recruiting more minority students to the AVID program. Have identified students at Prescott junior high. All classes were given the Save me a Spot in College scholarship contest information. All classes were given the Save me a Spot in College scholarship contest information. Increased the number of presentations to AVID classes about the importance of college. Increased the number of presentations to AVID classes about the importance of college. Developed MCS AVID brochure. Developed MCS AVID brochure. Increased AVID sections from 05/06 (19) to 06/07 (27) and 07/08 to (33). Increased AVID sections from 05/06 (19) to 06/07 (27) and 07/08 to (33).

5 5 AVID Recruitment Cont Ethnicity Report 7-8 th grade Jr. High School La Loma Jr. High School 7 th grade: 59 8 th grade: 50 African American5 African American5 Cambodian1 Cambodian1 Chinese1 Chinese1 Filipino1 Filipino1 Hispanic42 Hispanic42 Laotian5 Laotian5 Pacific Islander3 Pacific Islander3 American Indian2 American Indian2 White49 White49 Mark Twain Jr. High School 7 th grade: 50 8 th grade: 26 African American 5 Hispanic or Latino 62 Asian 7 Middle-Eastern Indian 1 White 1

6 6 AVID Recruitment Cont Ethnicity Report 7-8 th grade Hanshaw Jr. High School 7 th grade: 55 8 th grade: 32 Asian 6 Asian 6 African American 3 African American 3 Hispanic 70 Hispanic 70 Filipino 2 Filipino 2 White 5 White 5 Other (Arabic) 1 Other (Arabic) 1 Roosevelt Jr. High School 7 th grade: 60 8 th grade: 29 American Indian 1American Indian 1 Chinese 2Chinese 2 Laotian 2Laotian 2 Pacific Islander 1Pacific Islander 1 Filipino 2Filipino 2 Hispanic 38Hispanic 38 African American 6African American 6 White 37White 37

7 7 AVID Recruitment Cont Ethnicity Report th grade Davis High School 27 Students White (Not Hispanic) 7 White (Not Hispanic) 7 Hispanic or Latino 14 Hispanic or Latino 14 Other Asian 1 Other Asian 1 Cambodian 1 Cambodian 1 Vietnamese 1 Vietnamese 1 Asian Indian 1 Asian Indian 1 Filipino 1 Filipino 1 Chinese 1 Chinese 1 Downey High School 59 students Hispanic or Latino 34Hispanic or Latino 34 African American 3African American 3 Samoan 1Samoan 1 White19White19 American Indian 1American Indian 1 Other Asian 1Other Asian 1

8 8 AVID Recruitment Cont Ethnicity Report 9-12 th grade Modesto High School 188 Students Hispanic or Latino 116 Hispanic or Latino 116 African American 19 African American 19 Caucasian 18 Caucasian 18 Asian 25 Asian 25 Pacific Islander 6 Pacific Islander 6 Native American 2 Native American 2 Filipino 1 Filipino 1 Declined to state 1 Declined to state 1 Johansen High School 38 Students American Indian 1 American Indian 1 Asian2 Asian2 Hispanic or Latino23 Hispanic or Latino23 African American2 African American2 White10 White10 Beyer High School 44 Students White21 White21 Vietnamese1 Vietnamese1 Laotian1 Laotian1 Other Asian3 Other Asian3 Hispanic or Latino9 African American3 African American3 Filipino2 Filipino2 Asian Indian1 Asian Indian1 American Indian1 American Indian1 Chinese2 Chinese2

9 9 College Admissions 88 Students attended the Historically Black College Fair at Franklin High School, September 16, Students attended the Historically Black College Fair at Franklin High School, September 16, students attended the Sacramento State Univ. M.E.Ch.A Education Conference, November 7, students attended the Sacramento State Univ. M.E.Ch.A Education Conference, November 7, The 3 rd Annual Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving University College Fair was held at Davis High, February 7, Over 700 students attended this event. The 3 rd Annual Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving University College Fair was held at Davis High, February 7, Over 700 students attended this event. The 19 th Annual African American Education Conference was held The 19 th Annual African American Education Conference was held at MJC, February 24, MCS is a co-sponsor. Over 200 students attended from MCS. The 23 rd Annual Hispanic Education Conference was held at MJC, March 24, MCS is a co-sponsor. Over 1200 students attended this event. The 23 rd Annual Hispanic Education Conference was held at MJC, March 24, MCS is a co-sponsor. Over 1200 students attended this event. Established a partnership with College Campaign, for the Save me a Spot in College. Established a partnership with College Campaign, for the Save me a Spot in College. Historically Black College Tour June Twenty parents attended the informational meeting on February 5, Eight students signed up to go on the tour. Historically Black College Tour June Twenty parents attended the informational meeting on February 5, Eight students signed up to go on the tour.

10 10 Attendance Intervention Hired full-time bilingual Attendance Liaison to work with students at high risk of non-attendance. Hired full-time bilingual Attendance Liaison to work with students at high risk of non-attendance. Engaged in county-wide effort to increase attendance using public service announcements and advertisements on popular radio stations and movie theaters. Engaged in county-wide effort to increase attendance using public service announcements and advertisements on popular radio stations and movie theaters.

11 11 Conduct Code Orientation All 7 th and 9 th grade students were provided with a detailed review of the Student Conduct Code at the beginning of the school year and all new transfer students were given a full conduct code review monthly. All 7 th and 9 th grade students were provided with a detailed review of the Student Conduct Code at the beginning of the school year and all new transfer students were given a full conduct code review monthly. A verification form will be submitted by site principals to verify completion. A verification form will be submitted by site principals to verify completion.

12 12 Principals Probation Contract # of ContractsEthnicity Gender Grade # of ContractsEthnicity Gender Grade 1African American F10 1African American F10 2African American M10 2African American M10 1American Indian M11 1American Indian M11 1AsianM11 1AsianM11 1Hispanic F08 1Hispanic F08 2Hispanic M03 2Hispanic M03 1Hispanic M07 1Hispanic M07 3Hispanic M11 3Hispanic M11 1Pacific Islander M11 1Pacific Islander M11 2WhiteF10 2WhiteF10 1WhiteM04 1WhiteM04 3WhiteM10 3WhiteM10 5WhiteM11 5WhiteM11 1WhiteM12 1WhiteM12 1AsianM03 1AsianM03 2WhiteM07 2WhiteM07 1WhiteF08 1WhiteF08 1HispanicM08 1HispanicM08 1HispanicF10 1HispanicF10 3HispanicM10 3HispanicM10 1AsianM10 1AsianM10 1African AmericanM12 1African AmericanM12 2HispanicM12 2HispanicM12 2WhiteF11 2WhiteF11Total=40 Updated 6/12/07

13 13 Parent Education/Training Effective Black Parenting Program: 19 parents graduated December 6, Effective Black Parenting Program: 19 parents graduated December 6, Next class started February 1, parents graduated from this class on March 22, Next class started February 1, parents graduated from this class on March 22, Parent Institute graduated 436 parents in the 2006/07 year from 8 schools. Parent Institute graduated 436 parents in the 2006/07 year from 8 schools. Parent Institute will increase from 13 schools to 16 schools in the 2007/08 school year. Parent Institute will increase from 13 schools to 16 schools in the 2007/08 school year. Recruitment of parents for the March CACE (California Association of Compensatory Education) conference is complete. MCS sent 39 parent and 6 staff. Recruitment of parents for the March CACE (California Association of Compensatory Education) conference is complete. MCS sent 39 parent and 6 staff. Parents as Teachers program (PAT) was conducted at Burbank and Shakleford by El Concilio. Focus was on mental health and parent involvement with monolingual, non- medi-cal eligible families. Parents as Teachers program (PAT) was conducted at Burbank and Shakleford by El Concilio. Focus was on mental health and parent involvement with monolingual, non- medi-cal eligible families.

14 14 Diversity Training Staff Training August 24, 2006: Staff Training August 24, 2006: Working with Diversity Task Force to identify a cultural competency program that can be used district-wide. Working with Diversity Task Force to identify a cultural competency program that can be used district-wide. Presentation done by Equal Justice Society and California Teachers Association on the Unconscious Bias Project, a cultural competency initiative. Presentation done by Equal Justice Society and California Teachers Association on the Unconscious Bias Project, a cultural competency initiative. Parker Committee and MCS Diversity Task Force continues to meet monthly. Parker Committee and MCS Diversity Task Force continues to meet monthly. Attended National Association of Multicultural Education conference. Provided material for Diversity Force to review. Attended National Association of Multicultural Education conference. Provided material for Diversity Force to review. Dr. Chance Lewis provided diversity training for Fairview staff and had a lunch discussion with several elementary principals. Dr. Chance Lewis provided diversity training for Fairview staff and had a lunch discussion with several elementary principals. Action plans for Addressing the Achievement Gap have been submitted by each school site. Action plans for Addressing the Achievement Gap have been submitted by each school site.

15 15 Recruitment Modesto City Schools 2007 Spring Recruitment Number of New Recruitment by Ethnic Distribution EmployeeClassifications # of New Recruitment # of Under- Represented/MinorityRecruitment % of New MinorityRecruitmentAfrican/AmericanHispanicAsianAmericanIndianCaucasian Administration 07 Administration %40% Certificated 2007 Certificated %33% Classified 2007 Classified %56%

16 16 Home Suspensions Female suspensions are up during the same period last year. Suspensions for 05/06 were 2,409 compared to 2,520 for 06/07. This is a 4.6% increase over last year. Female suspensions are up during the same period last year. Suspensions for 05/06 were 2,409 compared to 2,520 for 06/07. This is a 4.6% increase over last year. African American (224 current 06/07) female suspension have decreased 2.18% compared to 05/06 (229). Hispanic (1,482 current 06/07) female suspension has increased 18.18% compared to 05/06 (1,254). African American (224 current 06/07) female suspension have decreased 2.18% compared to 05/06 (229). Hispanic (1,482 current 06/07) female suspension has increased 18.18% compared to 05/06 (1,254). Overall male suspensions are down during the same time period last year. Suspensions for 05/06 were 7,032 compared to 6,863 for 06/07. This is a 2.46% decrease. Overall male suspensions are down during the same time period last year. Suspensions for 05/06 were 7,032 compared to 6,863 for 06/07. This is a 2.46% decrease. African American male ( /07) (790-50/06) represents a 3.8% increase over the previous school year and Hispanic male (3,708-06/07) (3,580) represents a 3.6% increase compared to the previous year. African American male ( /07) (790-50/06) represents a 3.8% increase over the previous school year and Hispanic male (3,708-06/07) (3,580) represents a 3.6% increase compared to the previous year. Suspensions are based on the period from the beginning of the school year to June 12 of this year. Suspensions are based on the period from the beginning of the school year to June 12 of this year.

17 17 Expulsion Summary There is a.0063% decrease in expulsions from the 05/06 (158) school year to the 06/07 (157) school year. There is a.0063% decrease in expulsions from the 05/06 (158) school year to the 06/07 (157) school year. There was a.1538% decrease in African American males during 05/06 (13) to 11 for the current school year 06/07. There was a.1538% decrease in African American males during 05/06 (13) to 11 for the current school year 06/07. There was a 50% increase in Hispanic male expulsions from 05/06 (42) to 63 for the current school year 06/07. There was a 50% increase in Hispanic male expulsions from 05/06 (42) to 63 for the current school year 06/07. There was no increase or decrease in African American females. The number of expulsions (3) is the same as the same period last year 05/06 (also 3). There was no increase or decrease in African American females. The number of expulsions (3) is the same as the same period last year 05/06 (also 3). There is an 92% increase in the number of Hispanic female expulsions from 13 in 05/06 to 25 in the current 06/07 school year. There is an 92% increase in the number of Hispanic female expulsions from 13 in 05/06 to 25 in the current 06/07 school year.

18 18 New Projects Completed Soroptimist - Program to address the needs of at risk junior high girls was held March 3, 2007 at Modesto Junior College. MCS provided buses and helped coordinate event. 130 girls attended this event. Soroptimist - Program to address the needs of at risk junior high girls was held March 3, 2007 at Modesto Junior College. MCS provided buses and helped coordinate event. 130 girls attended this event. MJC Passport to college initiative to work with 3 pilot elementary schools to increase the likelihood of going to college among minority students. Fifth grade students would be guaranteed admission and scholarships, based on meeting set requirements. Orville Wright, Fairview and Franklin have agreed to participate. MJC Passport to college initiative to work with 3 pilot elementary schools to increase the likelihood of going to college among minority students. Fifth grade students would be guaranteed admission and scholarships, based on meeting set requirements. Orville Wright, Fairview and Franklin have agreed to participate. UC Santa Cruz trip - Visit project that targets increasing African American males on campus male students attended field trip on April 20, UC Santa Cruz trip - Visit project that targets increasing African American males on campus male students attended field trip on April 20, 2007.

19 19 Additional Projects Challenge Day at Johansen on October 7, 2006, (multi- school, 98 students, 25 staff/community members). Challenge Day at Johansen on October 7, 2006, (multi- school, 98 students, 25 staff/community members). Diverstity Conference speaker, Jerry Tello, at Hanshaw Middle School, October 27,2006 (entire school, staff and students in attendance). Diverstity Conference speaker, Jerry Tello, at Hanshaw Middle School, October 27,2006 (entire school, staff and students in attendance). Community Gang Awareness Presentation with Señor Chocolaté, aka Richard Santana at Hanshaw Middle School, May 3, 2007 (500+ attendees). Community Gang Awareness Presentation with Señor Chocolaté, aka Richard Santana at Hanshaw Middle School, May 3, 2007 (500+ attendees). UC Merced Fieldtrip, The Shaping of American Biographies of Two Hispanics presentation and college tour (25 Downey students). UC Merced Fieldtrip, The Shaping of American Biographies of Two Hispanics presentation and college tour (25 Downey students). Voices from the Earth Production (A History of Cesar Chavez & Farm Workers Movement) at Downey (400+ students). Voices from the Earth Production (A History of Cesar Chavez & Farm Workers Movement) at Downey (400+ students).


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