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May 22, 2007 > New Haven Unified School District Board briefs

New Haven Unified School District Board briefs

Submitted By Rick LaPlante

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a resolution establishing a Community Day School to serve expelled students in grades 7 through 12, students for whom the District has been unable to provide services for several years.

The New Haven Community Day School will be one of the programs offered at the new Cabello Student Support Center, after Cabello Elementary School closes in June. It also will serve Special Day Class students.

The Board also approved the first reading of a new policy authorizing the installation of video surveillance cameras at the discretion of individual school sites. The policy came to the Board at the request of members of the James Logan High School community, as a means of mitigating theft, vandalism and graffiti, and to provide a deterrent to bad behavior and evidence in the event of an incident.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board:

Authorized the purchase of new assessment software to measure student programs, as part of the District's goal of achieving 85 percent proficiency by 2010.

Recognized James Logan High School's World Guard, coached by Mark Metzger, winner of its 10th consecutive Winter Guard International World Championship.

Congratulated District Literacy Specialist Donna Lindsay, winner of the David H. Russell Award for Excellence in Reading Instruction, presented by the Alameda County Council of the International Reading Association.

"How We're Spending Your Money" will be the topic of the final New Haven Community Forum of the 2006-07 school year, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Road. The Forum will focus on how the District is using $120 million in public funds provided through Measure A, a facilities bond approved by New Haven voters in 2003.

Agendas of all Board of Education meetings and minutes of past meetings are available on the District website: www.nhusd.k12.ca.us

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