SWSD June Board Meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their second board meeting this month on Tuesday, June 20, in the district board room. The board and attendees heard one presentation regarding the California School Dashboard Local Indicators.


California School Dashboard Local Indicators Presentation


Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, and Director of Assessment, Accountability & Parent Engagement, Dr. Reanna Mendoza, gave a presentation regarding South Whittier School Districts data on the California School Dashboard.


The presentation began with a look at SWSD’s LCAP goals. The first goal is to create a culture and climate where students and staff feel safe within a strong and positive school culture that is collaborative, unbiased, and inclusive of all student groups. The second goal is continuous improvement utilizing research -based practices. The third is educational leadership by providing a strong educator support system for all staff to develop professional efficacy and strong engagement, to ensure a focus on student success, achievement, and empowerment in order for all students to achieve their greatest potential. The fourth goal focuses on engagement and strengthening communications and facilitate trusting partnerships with parents and community members. The last goal is to provide a comprehensive, multi-tiered system of support within academics, behavior, and social-emotional services to facilitate student success, which includes increased and improved services for all student groups.


The presentation then gave the performance overview of SWSD. Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Mendoza shared the the district has met standards of basic services, implementation of standards, parent engagement, school climate, and access to broad course of study. They also shared the where the district stands in regards to chronic absentee, suspension, English Learner progress, English language Arts, and math.


The district will hold their next board meeting on Tuesday, July 18, in-person and via Zoom in the district board room.