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Tahoe Truckee school district to get con-ap funding if it meets specific conditions

Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; The California Board of Education has approved and#8212; albeit on specific conditions and#8212; the school districtand#8217;s request for more than $1 million in funding for the next budget cycle.

At its board meeting Wednesday in Sacramento, trustees OKand#8217;d the Tahoe Truckee Unified School Districtand#8217;s 2009-10 consolidated application for state funding, a decision Superintendent Steve Jennings said guarantees the district will not have to dive into reserves to make up the difference for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The approval came with conditions based on a and#8220;uniform complaintand#8221; filed by the English Learner parents, who alleged the district neglected to involve and communicate with them for the past two years, Jennings said.

and#8220;They asked us to present by the next board meeting an outreach plan outlining how the district intends to include non-English speaking parents,and#8221; he said. The board next meets May 12-13.

Other conditions require the district present a one-year report detailing its progress with EL parent communication and work with California Department of Education staff in those communication efforts.

and#8220;Going forward it will certainly be a top priority and weand#8217;ll definitely make sure we address everything we are asked to address,and#8221; Jennings said.

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Maria Herrera, president of Truckeeand#8217;s District English Learner Advisory Committee and one of the parent complainants, did not return phone calls for this story.