By VINCE REMBULAT
Global California 2030 is an initiative of previous State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson that focuses on students becoming proficient in two or more languages.
At tonight’s Ripon Unified school board meeting, Kathy Coleman, who is the district’s Director of Curriculum, is scheduled to speak on behalf of the program that also calls for strengthening learning for English Learners during the 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
The mission of Global California 2030 is to equip students with world language skills in order for them to “better appreciate and become fully engage with the rich and diverse mixture of culture, heritages, and languages found in California and the world, while also preparing them to succeed in the global economy.”
By 2030, the hope is that half of all kindergarten- through- 12th- grade students to participate in programs leading to them being proficient in two or more languages -- this could be accomplished either by classroom, program or experience.
By 2040, the goal would be for three out of four students to be proficient in two or more languages, earning a State Seal of Biliteracy in the process.
in other agenda items:
uAndy Strickland will provide an update for maintenance and operations.
uLisa Mazza will be on hand for the annual attendance and suspension report for the past school year.
uSuperintendent Ziggy Robeson will talk about the Accomplishment List 2018-19,
uFrank Jerome give another presentation on the proposed budget built on information that RUSD has received to date, namely, from the state Legislature’s budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May revisions, and the district’s enrollment and staffing projections.
For more information, log on to www.riponusd.net.