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Town Hall Meeting - Sept. 26th
We want to hear from YOU!
There’s a lot happening in San José Unified this year, and we want you to be a part of it. Join us for a community conversation about our Strategic Plan and construction projects. We’ll also provide information about Measure Y on your November ballot.
Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 PM
San José High School – Multi-Purpose Room
275 North 24th Street, San José, CA 95116
Ride VTA to the meeting! San José High School is serviced by the VTA 64 bus line, which stops at 24th and Julian Streets. VTA 22 and 522 Rapid lines stop at 24th and Santa Clara Streets, a short walk from campus. Visit vta.org to plan your trip in advance.
We also want to hear from you via our online survey. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts: go.sjusd.org/townhall0916
Asamblea pública de SJUSD - El lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016
¡Deseamos saber SU opinión!
Este año están ocurriendo muchas cosas en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José y deseamos que usted participe. Le invitamos cordialmente a que asista a una conversación comunitaria.
San José Unified Students Show Improvement in State Assessments
Students in San José Unified School District showed significant improvement in the second year of California’s Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, according to data released by the Department of Education (CDE) on Wednesday. The results reveal successes in key areas targeted by the district’s strategic plan, Opportunity21, particularly with regard to closing the achievement gap:
- 54% of San José Unified students at all grade levels met or exceeded the standard in English Language Arts & Literacy — up 3% over 2014-15 and 5% above the statewide average.
- 42% of San José Unified students at all grade levels met or exceeded the standard in Math — also up 3% over 2014-15 and 5% above the statewide average.
- Hispanic/Latino students in San José Unified showed an 8% improvement over 2014-15 in
SJUSD Instructional Calendar 2016-2017
Recently, the district has heard concerns from parents and other stakeholders that the first semester for 2016-2017 is scheduled to end later than usual, on Friday, December 23rd. While we understand this may cause conflicts with vacation planning, we believe the current calendar is the most equitable solution for addressing the academic needs of our students, the instructional needs of our teachers and staff, and the goals and objectives of our strategic plan, Opportunity 21.
Here’s a look at our rationale:
Supports the academic needs of our students
• Students get a more continuous learning period, with 8 weeks of instruction between breaks.
• Students get more “quality time” with their families over the New Year Recess, with less stress related to studying or completing projects.
• High school students have better access
Notices of Upcoming Elections
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, elections will be held in SJUSD Board of Education Trustee Areas 1, 3, and 5. Please read more for an official notice.
Additionally, the SJUSD Board of Education has called for a special election — to be held on the same date — asking voters to approve or deny a temporary parcel tax to support neighborhood schools. Please read more for an official notice.
To learn more, contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299-8683 or visit sccvote.org.