- In other action
On Tuesday night, Lodi Unified School District trustees also:
- Voted 4-2 to change graduation requirements for incoming freshman for the 2013-14 school year only, by removing the graduation requirement for classroom driver education and health, a temporary fix before the state-mandated Common Core Standards go into effect. The state requires five class periods of AIDS/HIV prevention to graduate, but not a full quarter’s health curriculum. For the 2013-14 school year only, freshmen taking Advanced Placement human geography or AVID, a special college readiness program to accelerate student learning, will take the AIDS prevention unit during physical education classes, usually on rainy days. Students not taking AVID or AP human geography will continue to have one quarter of health, which includes AIDS/HIV prevention, and one quarter of driver education. Trustees Ron Heberle and Ruth Davis voted against changing graduation requirements for one year only. Board member Bonnie Cassel was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.
- Declined to grant AT&T Services a 35-year easement for a cell tower on the Bear Creek High School campus. AT&T already has a cell tower at the North Stockton school, but the board opted to limit the agreement to five years. An easement is a right for to use land that belongs to someone else.
Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am
Suspended students at Lodi and Tokay high schools may serve their time on campus away from other students if a pilot program at Bear Creek and McNair high schools is successful.
In an administrative decision, the pilot program at the two North Stockton high schools will begin with the 2013-14 school year.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am.