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Gang reduction, common core funding are topics at Lodi Unified School District meeting

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1305 E. Vine St. Lodi CA

Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 4:26 pm

A city of Lodi representative will report on efforts to reduce gang activity through outreach toward at-risk youth at Tuesday’s Lodi Unified School District board meeting.

Joseph Wood, Lodi’s neighborhood services manager, Community Development Department, city of Lodi, will give the report,

In a related topic, the school board will hear about a program that helps Lodi High students who struggle with academics, attendance, behavior and other school-related issues.

In other action on Tuesday, Lodi Unified School District trustees will:

  • Consider allocating $4,500 to update the HIV/AIDS prevention Education curriculum, which Administrative Director Lisa Kotowski says is outdated. The program, given to ninth-grade students, was developed by the American Red Cross, California Department of Education and California Department of Health Services.
  • Hear a report on Assembly Bill 86, which provides $5.7 million in one-time funds to support the activities required to implement the Common Core state standards adopted by the state. The funding will be for technology equipment and infrastructure to provide instruction using Common Core state standards, computer-based student assessments, instructional materials aligned to the new standards and professional development for certificated and classified employees. All funds must be spent by July 1, 2015.
  • Consider accepting $61,400 in state funding for Common Core funding for Joe Serna Jr., Charter School in Lodi.
  • Receive the annual report on the Serna charter school for the 2012-13 school year.

Tuesday’s meeting, open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the James Areida Educational Support Center, 1305 E. Vine St., at Guild Ave., Lodi.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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