- In other action
The Lodi Unified School District board of trustees routinely
approved the notice of Lurdes Rosales and Patricia Lingerfelt's
resignation, effective June 30. The Lodi Middle School vice
principal and principal, respectively, were not present at
An unexpected development resulted in the board pulling the
petition to open a Community Charter School of the Arts at the
former Clements School site. On the agenda was a resolution to deny
the petition. Jack Bray said before the meeting that while he and
his team was disappointed in the district's response, they remained
confident in the education plan and charter petition and planned to
continue their effort. But by the time the meeting began, the
petitioners had requested that the petition be pulled.
Odie Douglas, assistant superintendent of secondary education,
offered two options to the board in regards to opening up more
career and technical courses for core curriculum credit. The board
approved an amended motion that would allow current career and
technical classes, including medical assisting and ornamental
horticulture, among others, to count for core credits as soon as
next school year. Read 180, a reading intervention program, will
also qualify for core credit, as well as the ninth-grade
Advancement Via Individual Determination, class a study skills and
college readiness program. More classes will be added to this list
in the 2013-14 school year.
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 am
Discussion over the future of social studies courses in Lodi
Unified School District high schools grew heated during a board
meeting Tuesday night.
Trustee Bonnie Cassel proposed that general social studies
courses be integrated with college prep social studies courses in
an effort to boost the achievement of the general ed students.
While all students would receive the same lesson, they would be
graded on a different scale. There would be no need to publicly
identify which students were not working at the college prep
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 am.