Educational Affairs Presentation November 2022

Educational Affairs met on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with co-chair Leah Mulhearn presiding. The agenda included three items: School Calendar Data and Recommendations; Gifted Education: An Update on Equity of Access to Gifted Services; and Innovation Grant: A Review of CSD's Selection as a FluxSpace Pandemic Recovery Fund Grant Partner. 
CSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tamara Thomas Smith presented two options for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years: present weeklong spring break (Monday through Friday) and updated spring break (Thursday through Monday); as well as biweekly early dismissals on Wednesdays beginning at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. The administration recommended an updated spring break (Thursday through Monday) and biweekly early dismissals on Wednesdays, and the board will vote on this recommendation at its Tuesday, Dec. 13 legislative meeting. 
CSD Supervisor of Gifted Education Matt Pimental presented a refresher of the data from the 2017 gifted education audit; a review of the innovations and changes made to the gifted identification protocol to support improvements in equitable access to gifted services for all students; and a look at our current data trends impacted by our protocol updates. Pimental also presented on CSD's selection as a partner of Fluxspace and subsequent recipient of $650,000 in grant funding to further support project based learning and STEM education throughout the district. 
The next Educational Affairs meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 20.

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