School board to OK new strategic plan

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District board is set to approve the district’s new strategic plan at tonight’s meeting.

The plan, more than a year-and-a-half in the making, was unveiled at last month’s school board meeting.

During last month’s meeting, school Superintendent Louann Carlomagno, in a PowerPoint, told the board that 56 percent of the district’s 4,600 students are socio-economically disadvantaged – up from 30 percent in 2001. And that number is projected to climb to 65 percent by 2015.

She pointed out that the challenges that the district faces includes too many children who start off “behind”; students who are not proficient in “academic English” disengage and lose motivation; parents may not know the “educational system”; all SVUSD educators need additional training focused on core curriculum; and data must be used to better understand how to support student learning.

Carlomagno said the strategic plan includes five goals:

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