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SRVUSD in line for $1.1 million state grant to support low-performing students

Original post made on Feb 21, 2019

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is taking advantage of some one-time funding from Sacramento, with the school board approving a funding plan Tuesday for the Low Performing Student Block Grant to help support students who are struggling in its schools.

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Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Danville
on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:17 pm

This is wonderful to read. There has been so much focus on "star" students and achievements, which is great, but the "mediocre" student has been getting lost in the shuffle.
IMO, it's important to recognize all levels of students and recognize and assist those who need it.
As a parent who's two children have attended Danville schools, K-12, I've always noted this need.
Kudos to "the system". I truly hope it works.

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Posted by Mrsz2
a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2019 at 6:38 am

This was needed a long time ago. Many students are graduating from the SRVHSD with poor academic skills. They are just being allowed to graduate so they are no longer the school’s problem. These poor kids don’t have the grades or test scores to be accepted into college. I hope this program helps these kids who are falling through the cracks in our school system. They don’t qualify for resource yet they aren’t successful in the classroom.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Bet in several years no improvement at all will be measurable in achievement scores. Instead, focus on wood & metal shop classes and basic electronics classes. Some students would much rather work with their hands & think three dimensionally.

Careers in carpentry, plumbing, contracting etc. are much more fulfilling for some high school graduates than the one size fits all scheme of attending college & "getting a degree", like in sociology or English, please, give me a break!

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Posted by High School Parent
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2019 at 12:42 am

If the District could look into creating a California Connections online program here in our community blended with some classroom it would be amazing. (our kids use their textbooks in our schools) is the creator of much of the online school program. Online high school has been a complete success in turning around a non scholastic student that wanted to try the online school. That student almost flunked one of our local schools and now has a “B” average in his first year. This student now puts in the time to learn because the information is presented so that student can grasp it. That student learns for that sake of learning the higher grade just follows. Teachers availablity is excellent. Communication is clear. Lessons are computer generated with some writing. Weekly classroom meetings. If there is money for students falling through the traditional system please please take the time to look into Pearson’s. Giving a child a chance to succeed will build their self confidence as they grow into adults. Failing a child that can’t write constant papers or keep up with the pace is such a shame.

Giving them more time to do write as the class just keeps moving forward is not helping them. Blending elective classes and having a few core classes online will reach a good number of those students that the funds intended to reach.

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Posted by High School Parent
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2019 at 1:01 am

I agree with giving students a chance to explore trade work or any other career choices. Online school is completely designed for flexibility with structure. A student might take a complete day weekly or a few mornings to learn hands on a career trade. They can finish an assignment at their pace nothing is due the next day and other than a weekly meeting, there is no being late to class. They now have a chance to succeed in school and pursue a future trade interest.

Look at the Universitys that students have been accepted to from Connections online program it is amazing. It also offers AP classes.

It is kind of the best of both if online and brink and mortar schools could be offered.

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