SPOTLIGHT SCHOOLS: Another recall, a diversity seminar, School Board agenda and hydrogen powered racing cars — just another ho-hum week for the Los Al School District


Jeannette Andruss is out with her latest Spotlight Schools newsletter.  This week’s headlines:

FIRST BELL 🔔 School Board Member Targeted in Second Recall Effort

For the second time in a matter of months, a recall effort has been officially launched against a member of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education.
Scott Fayette
, who represents Trustee Area 4, was served with a Notice of Intention to circulate a recall petition on March 17, according to organizers of the effort to remove him from office.

SECOND BELL 🔔Recap of Human Relations Collaborative Meeting focused on unpacking buzzwords of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Los Alamitos Unified School District’s Human Relations Collaborative, which first started as a Task Force back in early 2019, held its second parent workshop of the school year on March 21.

Held at the district’s offices from 6-7pm, between 40-50 people attended. The district’s human relations consultant, Danielle Nava-Mijares, led the presentation focused on unpacking the buzzwords of equity, diversity and inclusion.

EXTRA CREDIT 📌What’s on Tonight’s Agenda for the Los Alamitos USD Board of Education meeting?

The Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education is scheduled to hold a workshop at 4:30pm and its regular meeting at 6:30pm at the Board Meeting room at 10293 Bloomfield Street in Los Alamitos.

On the agenda for the 4:30pm workshop:

  • J.H. McGaugh Elementary School will give its annual presentation to the board and give parent volunteer Claudia Vecchio Wille its “Hero of the Heart” award.

On the agenda for the 6:30p.m. meeting:

  • Update on construction of a new gymnasium at Los Alamitos High School.
  • Approval of the 2021-22 Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) reports for each of the district’s nine schools. The SPSA report on how campuses plan to use state funding to ensure student achievement. They also discuss campus-specific goals, demographics and testing.
  • Both will be streamed live on YouTube here or you can watch them on your TV tomorrow at the OurLosAl Tv streaming site. (available from Roku, Amazon Fire, or Apple TV).

RECESS 👏🏼Los Alamitos High School students headed to National Championships for hydrogen-powered RC car racing!

  • A student club at Los Alamitos High School that creates and races hydrogen-powered remote-controlled cars will compete in the national championships this weekend.A top finish at the March 26 competition at the Pomona Fairplex could send the team to Europe to compete in the World Championships in June.

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