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SWSD March Board Meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their monthly board meeting Tuesday, March 13, at the district office. There were student recognitions and two presentations.


Monte Vista Student Recognition


Principal, Andrea Larios, presented 11 Monte Vista students with an award of recognition for their academic excellence. Students were also able to share with board members, administration, and attendees questions that they wrote and presented on a field trip to Loyola Marymount University. 


McKibben Elementary School Presentation


McKibben principal, Sandra Gallegos, gave a presentation regarding McKibben’s demographics, school culture, and CAASPP scores and data. She shared how her students’ English Language Arts and Math scores have been comparable to L.A. County standards and how their school culture desires to award good behavior, strong character, and help students with emotional support. Some ways McKibben is accomplishing their school culture goals is through PBIS awards, monthly award assemblies, school based counseling, and a school site psychologist. 


Lastly, Gallegos spoke on their school goals and how they plan on accomplishing those goals. McKibben school goals are that students will annotate and utilize information text to improve reading comprehension, students will respond effectively to information presented in diverse media formats orally or in written form across all curricular areas, and teachers will increase rigor of instructional practices that yield critical thinking skills in students. They plan on accomplishing these goals by keeping student success at the center of everything they do while implementing rigor of instruction, accountability, teacher effectiveness, differentiated instruction, and technology integration.


2017-2018 Second Interim Report


Associate Superintendent of Business Services, Mark Keriakous, presented the 2017-2018 Second Interim Report. In this report he shared with board members, administration, and attendees the changes from the first interim budget, multi year projections, expenditure assumptions, and the district’s budget stabilization plan.


The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 PM at the district office.