Alan Schlichting is IUSD’s director of student support services, and he’s been making the rounds lately to share information about the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula, which represents a dramatic shift in the way California allocates dollars for education.
California’s budget for 2013-14 has brought major changes to the way school funding is allocated, with the goal of channeling greater resources to the students who need them most. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, Alan Schlichting, IUSD’s director of student support services, offered an overview of the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and what it means for Irvine.
In a letter emailed to families last week, IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker offered the latest on the district's efforts to evaluate two potential sites for Irvine's next comprehensive high school.
Here's the full text in case you missed it.
Dear IUSD community member:
Before the winter break, the IUSD Board of Education approved a three-year Technology Master Plan outlining long-term strategies for using high-tech tools to improve outcomes for students.
This week, the district’s technology chief and a consultant delivered a follow-up presentation to the board, exploring options for funding those ambitions with a technology bond.
At this week’s yearly organizational meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to elect Sharon Wallin to a one-year term as president and Lauren Brooks to a one-year term as clerk.
The Irvine Company on Tuesday presented IUSD with the eighth installment of its commitment of $21 million over 10 years for enriched curriculum in art, science and music. You can check out a clip of the presentation above.
Each year around this time, we like to sit down with IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker for a sort of state-of-the-district conversation. And there was no shortage of topics when we caught up with him for our interview in October.
In this five-and-a-half minute video, the superintendent discusses the new Common Core instructional standards, educational technology, the new state funding formula and the district’s rapid growth. Take a look.