Live coverage canceled of Wednesday night Tahoe Truckee school board meeting
July 7, 2010
UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.
Live coverage of tonight’s Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has been canceled due to technical difficulties.
The meeting and#8212; which was to begin around 5:30 p.m. at the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center in Truckee and#8212; was moved to one of the center’s mobile units, where Internet access is limited.
The Sun apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Look for full coverage of the meeting Thursday at http://www.sierrasun.com and in Friday’s print edition of the Sierra Sun.
TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Unlike previous years when federal low-income funding was used for specific students, a new proposal may spread the funding among all children at each school site that is struggling financially.
The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board of Trustees should decide Wednesday whether it should become a and#8220;Schoolwide Program,and#8221; which is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title One initiative. Currently, TTUSD is a and#8220;Targeted Assistance Schooland#8221; and#8212; meaning it must identify specific students who are at risk of not meeting state academic standards, using various measures including California State Testing results.
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Should trustees approve the change to a Schoolwide Program, the district’s six Title One schools would be allowed to use federal funding for all students, without specific student identification, according to the district.
Title One schools are those who have 40 percent or more of their students coming from low-income families.
According to the agenda, the district’s reason for recommending the switch centers on the creation of the 2010-11 and#8220;Single Plan for Student Achievement,and#8221; which incorporates 10 federally required components to make sure all students are benefited by the change in funding.
Should trustees OK staff’s recommendation, the California Department of Education must give final approval.