‘Four the Kids’ Presenting Four Items to San Diego Unified School Board
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) — Parents pushing student needs as part of ongoing teacher contract negotiations, including a comprehensive adult-on-student bullying policy, will address the San Diego Unified School (SDUSD) Board meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting begins at the 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal Street.
The group of concerned parents and citizens, calling itself ‘Four the Kids,’ will present four items to the SDUSD board for consideration including reforming the teacher evaluation system, ending seniority-based staffing decisions and requiring 180 days of instruction from qualified teachers.
“Students are the consumers and parents must advocate on their behalf to achieve educational success,” said Lisa Berlanga, executive director of United Parents for Education, which is coordinating the efforts of ‘Four the Kids.’ “In order for students’ needs to be met, teacher contract negotiations must go beyond common employment discussions of wages and benefits.”
Some local school districts, like Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Coronado Unified School District, welcome parent voices in teacher-related discussions including, but not limited to, bargaining.
UPforEd, or San Diego United Parents for Education, believes every child deserves a high-quality education. Our mission is to substantially increase all students’ achievement within San Diego Unified School District by supporting children through a parent-led organization.
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