Action plans for Fairmont, 7 other schools approved by school board
The school board approved action plans for Fairmont and
seven other schools at a special meeting April 13.
" Staff, parents and community members really did a
great job developing and articulating some great action plans," said
board president Glen Price. "Now it is our job to implement them
and fulfill the objectives we have set out for ourselves. The challenges
described by the plans are big ones but they also now clearly lay out
the action steps needed to meet those challenges head on."
The action plans are part of the Public Schools Accountability
Act. Under the act, control of low performing schools could eventually
be taken over by the state if they don't meet goals for improvement. Districts
are first being given a chance to improve selected schools themselves,
with the help of state grants.
West Contra Costa was given $50,000 planning grants to develop two-year
action plans for each of eight schools -- Fairmont, Helms, Grant, Wilson,
Coronado, King, Tara Hills, and Murphy.
Approved plans must be submitted to the California Department of Education
no later than April 15. Following approval by the school board and the
state of California the schools will be eligible for grants of $168 per
student for program implementation.
Consultants from a state-approved list worked with a team of school staff,
parents and community members on the plans.
Run dates: 2000-04-13 - 2000-05-01