Tahoe Truckee school board workshop: coverage coming Thursday
May 12, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, there will be no live coverage of tonight’s discussion about the possiblity of returning fourth grade students to Tahoe Lake and Kings Beach elementary schools, during the special meeting of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District at North Tahoe High School. The Sun apologizes for the inconvenience.
TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The long-awaited discussion about the possiblity of returning fourth grade students to Tahoe Lake and Kings Beach elementary schools will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday during a special meeting of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District at North Tahoe High School.
In late April, some parents asked the board to consider the discussion and#8212;-a move that seems to contradict last year’s school board-approved reconfiguration and#8212; and trustee Lisa Mohun moved to put the item on a future agenda.
Wednesday’s meeting is just for disucussion on the and#8220;K-4 Lakeside Modification,and#8221; and a vote will not take place. Futhermore, no staff recommnedation is before the board.
and#8220;I don’t have an opinion I feel like sharing at the moment,and#8221; said TTUSD Superintendent Steve Jennings said in a previous intervew. and#8220;After hearing parents last night, we need to take everything into consideration.and#8221;
Last year’s reconfiguration turned Tahoe Lake Elementary into a K-3 English-only school and Kings Beach Elementary into a K-3 two-way Spanish immersion-only program, with North Tahoe Middle School compensating as a 4-8 school site.
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According to the meeting agenda, administrators have been working the past year to make adjustments and modifications to ensure the new structure provides optimum opportunities for student success. The district describes the adjustments and modifications as and#8220;slightand#8221; and listed only bell schedules and transportation as the biggest issues.
Join Sierra Sun Reporter Jason Shueh for live coverage of tonight’s meeting, to take place starting at 6 p.m. at http://www.sierrasun.com.