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Common Core State Standards
Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s):
The purpose of this communication is to keep you abreast of the recent changes in public education. California State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS identifies what students need to know and be able to do, at each grade level to be able to graduate high school ready for success in college or in a career-training program. Additionally, California State implemented a new method of funding public schools called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This formula is structured to allow parents, communities and other stakeholders the ability to make decisions on how the funds are to be spent to improve or increase services for their schools. The procedure to start this process is in developing the district Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to ensure that the funding is targeting the needs of students in the Compton USD.
As an involved partner with our district, you are invited to share your “input” and perspective based on the following eight priorities:
1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.
3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.
Please join us at our parent informational meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 pm at Walton Middle School.
Dr. RoseMarie Hickman
WMS Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. My name is Dr. RoseMarie Hickman. I am honored to serve as the new principal of Walton Middle School.
We will continue to build and strengthen the Walton Middle School Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our students will have a welcoming, engaging, rigorous, inspiring, safe, and equitable learning environment in which to learn and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and developing positive and productive relationships. We are going to have a great school year.
Dr. RoseMarie Hickman