OF THE GOVERNING BOARD STUDY SESSION
OF THE MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM SERVICES CENTER
549 N. Stapley, Mesa, AZ
1. Discussion on New Educational Options for Students
Dr. Cowan led the discussion on new educational options for students. He provided a summary of the Lindsay School District site visit in California, which serves 41,000 high minority, low income families/students. Based on test scores, it is a high achieving District.
Mesa Public Schools is working with the Chandler Unified School District and East Valley School of Technology (EVIT) to design the framework of a new school based on a model whereby 60 sixth-grade and 60 seventh-grade students from surrounding schools will enroll in a competency-based school. The school would serve students who are underperforming on state assessments. It would be a performance-based system and students would move forward based on how they perform instead of moving through the content at a traditional pace.
2. Discussion on Student Academic Achievement
This item was not addressed.
The study session ended at 6:09 p.m.