On March 29, 2018, I had the honor of presenting at the CABE conference in Sacramento, California, with a colleague from the Anaheim Union High School District. Our presentation was titled "Equal Access: Providing Rigor for English Learners with Disabilities in General Education". Along with my presentation, Mrs. Magaly Rodriguez and Mr. Jesse Chavarria proudly represented AESD's DLI program on the convention floor. I am honored to have had this opportunity to talk about our community and our students. We must continue our work to refocus our district toward community-based schools. I encourage you to take a look at three key components of current law. The EL Road Map, created after the passage of Prop 58 in 2016, and Endrew v. Dourglas, a recent Supreme Court case impacting students with special needs.
At the March 21, 2018 board meeting, I agendized and led the board discussion on restructuring the district to increase effectiveness and community responsiveness. With my leadership, AESD is continuing the Budget Advisory Committee with modifications to empower parents, community, and staff members to transform AESD into an efficient and cost effective community school district.
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