Sunday, March 16, 2014

SD Community College District and San Diego Unified to hold joint meeting

SDCC and San Diego Unified Governing boards of the two largest education systems in the county will hold a special joint board meeting on March 18 as part of an ongoing effort at better coordinating approaches to issues vital for both the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and SanDiego Unified.

This will be the third joint meeting of the two boards. The session is set to start at 5 p.m. in thePerforming Arts Theatre at San Diego Continuing Education’s EducationalCultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd., in San Diego’s Mountain View community.

The joint meeting builds upon previous joint sessions that took place in 2011 and 2013, and it represents an opportunity for the two organizations to evaluate progress and make additional plans to ensure that students are academically prepared for both higher education and the workforce. The public and community leaders are invited to attend.

Previous meetings have included discussion on aligning academic calendars between the two districts,coordinating curriculum, concurrent enrollment, and expanding the early/middle college high school model in which high school students are provided with extensive preparation for college and can take several courses for college credit. Mesa College is home to the city’s successful MET School.

Among the many items to be discussed at the March 18 meeting are a K-14 Accountability Framework forStudent Success, aligning mathematics and English curriculum with Common Core standards, establishing a connection and articulation between specific K-12areas of study and SDCCD college majors, early childhood education legislation,and Assembly Bill 86, which provides grants to community colleges and secondary school districts in developing regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults.

A link to the March 18 agenda is available at