As we approach Spring Break, we have a short week full of activity.
Tomorrow is important for our school because it’s the day that I have my budget compliance meeting at Beaudry. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, working with the accelerated timeline and the deep cuts that the District has made. We will be losing 3 teaching positions next year and a number of shared office positions as well. The past week has been contentious, and I appreciate that people are taking a positive attitude in trying to make the best out of a bad situation.
On that note, we have a very positive event coming up on Tuesday.
Congratulations to all of the CNMT students who took the CAHSEE this week. The High School Exit Exam is a truly high-stakes test, a test that determines whether a student will be eligible for a diploma when they earn all their credits and meet all their other requirements. It’s also a test that makes up a big part of how schools are evaluated through the API.
This year, our team of faculty and staff members came together to prepare students, motivate them, and make sure that the testing experience was comfortable and focused. Although we won’t know until the results come back in May, I feel confident that our team effort will lead to improved results. My goal was for us to rise from 44% of our first-time test takers passing both sections to at least 60%. It’s ambitious, but I believe in our students. Both Mendez schools did just last year. Continue reading →
I already know that we will be receiving significantly less funding next year. Title 1 will be reduced by 20% and Title 2 will not receive any allocation. State funding will also be reduced significantly for our school.
In short, we have over $400,000 less for next year. So cuts are inevitable.
Next week could be one of the most important weeks of the year for CNMT. Two events will help to shape our future, the RHS Small Schools Fair and the March CAHSEE 10th-grade census administration. The first will determine whether we enroll a group of students who really want to be part of our school, and the second will determine whether our students are on track to graduate, as well as a significant portion of our API.
On Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Roosevelt High School is hosting our Small Schools Fair for all 8th grade families in our attendance area. It doesn’t matter whether you are currently a student at Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Belvedere, KIPP LA Prep, Our Lady of Talpa, or any other middle school. We invite you to see what Roosevelt has to offer and to see how one of our small schools might be the best fit for you and your family. Continue reading →