For the first time in recent history, a San Diego Board of Education President will present an update on the city's schools to the San Diego City Council this Wednesday when Board of Education President Dr. John Lee Evans is scheduled to visit the City Council Rules Committee.
San Diego City Council Rules, Open Government and Intergovernment
Relations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Council
Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building, 202 C Street,
and is scheduled to hear a report from Dr. Evans about the district's
Vision 2020, community based school reform plan and budget challenges.
goal is to educate council members with a more detailed overview about
the progress being made in our schools and the serious budget challenges
we are facing," said Dr. Evans. "We welcome support for public
education from all segments of the community including city government."
and Young have also discussed the possibility of having a full joint
meeting of the City Council and Board of Education this fall to explore
ways in which the city can be more supportive of the district’s mission
to provide a quality education to all San Diego children.
is the start of an important discussion between the City Council and
Board of Education on ways we can strengthen our ties, further
partnerships and work together toward a better educated San Diego," said
San Diego City Council President Tony Young.
Evans will share
with the Council Members the district's academic focus and goals through
the Vision 2020 plan. These include efforts to boost student
achievement, narrow the achievement gap between ethnic groups, improve
attendance, implement University of California A-G classes for all
students, and ensure there is a quality school in every neighborhood.
The San Diego Unified School District is one of the top large school
districts in the nation, with 104 of its 185 schools having API scores
above the state target of 800, the second lowest dropout rate and
steadily rising test scores, despite five years of severe budget cuts.
Wednesday's meeting is open to the public. It will be televised on the city's cable channel and streamed live at http://www.sandiego.gov/citytv/.