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School district shares restructuring panel data

Andrew Cristancho
Sierra Sun

Parents concerned about what decisions the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s restructuring committee may recommend can now check online for details of the ongoing discussion triggered by declining school enrollment.

District consultant Carol Brush said administrators have uploaded agendas to future meetings, minutes to past meetings and the timeline for the Tahoe Truckee Restructuring and Reconfiguration Advisory Committee to the district’s Web site.

The district plans to reserve a page on the site where parents and other interested individuals can access decisions of the committee, which Brush helped create in November with district guidance.

In addition, the district will upload all of the documents administrators present during the committee meetings ” beginning today.

“We are working on, this week, putting [the] district Web page together,” Brush said.

Brush recommends parents and others to visit another Web page called DataQuest that can be accessed through the California Department of Education Web site. She said the online resource provides information on the demographics, special education programs and current testing scores of the district’s schools.

“I’m trying to be as transparent as possible,” Brush said. “I see this as just another piece of the information. It is important for the [Tahoe-Truckee Restructuring and Reconfiguration Advisory Committee] to ensure that the community has access to the same information that has been made available to [them].”

Addressing parental concerns about the inclusion of the Spanish-speaking community centered in Kings Beach, she said the minutes and agenda were translated into Spanish on Wednesday, and will be available on the Web page and at the school sites in the Basin today as well.

Brush said in an e-mail note that some committee meetings will be held at Kings Beach Elementary School. The dates have not yet been determined.

The next meeting of the restructuring committee is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday at North Tahoe Middle School in Tahoe City.