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Journal of No. 118


November 22nd, 2013

Inglewood schools @ 07:07 am


Just skimming through the nglewood Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team report on Inglewood Unified, and it makes for dismal reading. The state came in a while back and took over, when the district had a $55 million shortfall.

"Stated reasons for fiscal insolvency included: Overstating [attendance], understating California State Teachers’ Retirement System payments, understating certificated salary expenses, continued deficit spending, and declining enrollment."

And the board is just as dysfunctional as I thought: "There is evidence of conflict between board members as well as in-fighting, nepotism, and mismanagement by district leaders."

But let's just forget the fiscal mismanagement and leadership problems. Let's talk results.

"On the California Alternate Performance Assessment, ... [students scoring] proficient and above ... in math and in English language arts (ELA)." --- 1.3%

California Modified Assessment
Proficient and above in math --- 2.4%
Proficient and above in ELA --- 2.5%
 
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From:britgeekgrrl
Date:November 22nd, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Ah, is it SARC season already?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 22nd, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
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No, I think this was a extra-special report, due to the state coming in and taking over running the district.
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From:britgeekgrrl
Date:November 22nd, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Ouch. A district has to bomb out pretty hard for that to happen. Mind you, "No Child Left Behind" really should be renamed "Every School Meant To Fail" because, eventually, they will...

Journal of No. 118