This year the California School Parent Survey and the LCAP Community Survey will be combined to coordinate parent feedback for a variety of school and district processes. The survey will gather information on academic programs; developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning, as well as behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and school safety. The information obtained from this survey will help schools develop site plans (Safety Plan, Single Plan for Student Achievement, etc.) and help the District make decisions regarding the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Este año, la encuesta para los Padres de Escuelas de California y la Encuesta Comunitaria LCAP serán combinadas para coordinar la información de los padres para una variedad de procesos escolares y distritales. La encuesta recopilará información sobre programas académicos; apoyos de desarrollo proporcionados a los jóvenes; conectividad con la escuela y barreras de aprendizaje, así como comportamientos como la actividad física y hábitos nutricionales; alcohol, tabaco y otro uso de drogas; y la seguridad escolar. La información obtenida de esta encuesta ayudará a las escuelas a desarrollar los planes escolares (Plan de Seguridad, Plan Escolar para Logro Estudiantil, etc.) y ayudará al Distrito a tomar decisiones con respecto al Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (LCAP).
2018 Fall Virtual Teaching Careers Fair During the California 2018 Fall Virtual Teaching Careers Fair, utilizing an online platform that looked like a videogame, 100 districts, counties, and universities (CSUs, UCs, and community colleges) were able to chat, discuss, and share their jobs opportunities and programs with potential candidates. Casting a wide net, , the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) advertised the event through EDJOIN, advocacy and mentorship groups, teacher and parent associations, philanthropic groups, and faith-based organizations. Their comprehensive advertisement efforts drew in over 800 participants! During the four-day event, aspiring teachers, current teachers looking for their next professional growth opportunity, and individuals interested in a career change, were encouraged to explore their unique path towards the teaching profession. Participants, through their phone, iPad, or other hand-held device, were able to connect virtually with credential experts who offered personalized guidance through the daunting credentialing process.During the event, Certificated HR (Human Resources) communicated with more than 200 potential hires each night and is now screening applicants to start the hiring process for the 2019-2020 school year. Just in the last week, approximately 12 candidates have contacted LUSD’s Certificated Human Resources Department to inquire about potential positions. “Teachers are the heart of our organization. Hiring high quality, passionate teachers is a top priority. We are excited to be part of this 21st century recruitment platform,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.
Durante la Feria Virtual de Carreras en Enseñanza de California Otoño 2018, utilizando una plataforma en línea parecida a un videojuego, 100 distritos, condados y universidades (CSUs, UCs, y colegios comunitarios) pudieron conversar en línea (chatear), discutir y compartir sus oportunidades de empleo y programas con posibles candidatos. Para alcanzar una audiencia significativa , la Comisión de California para la Certificación de Maestros (CCTC) anuncio el evento por medio del sitio web EDJOIN, grupos de abogacía y mentoría, asociaciones de padres y maestros, grupos filantrópicos y organizaciones religiosas. Sus esfuerzos de publicidad integral atrajeron ¡a más de 800 participantes! Durante el evento de cuatro días, se alentó a los aspirantes a maestros, maestros actuales que buscan su próxima oportunidad de crecimiento profesional y personas interesadas en un cambio de carrera, a explorar su vía individual hacia la profesión en docencia. Participantes, por medio de su teléfono, IPad u otro dispositivo de mano, pudieron conectarse virtualmente con expertos certificados quienes ofrecieron orientación personalizada durante el difícil proceso de certificación.Durante el evento, el Departamento de Recursos Humanos de Personal Docente, se comunicó con más de 200 posibles contrataciones cada noche y ahora está seleccionando a los solicitantes para comenzar el proceso de contratación para el año escolar 2019-2020. Apenas en la última semana, aproximadamente 12 candidatos se han comunicado con el Departamento de Recursos Humanos de Personal Docente del LUSD para solicitar información sobre posibles puestos. “Los maestros son el corazón de nuestra organización. La contratación de maestros de alta calidad y dedicados es una prioridad. Estamos muy contentos de ser parte de esta plataforma de reclutamiento del siglo XXI”, dijo el Superintendente de Escuelas Trevor McDonald.
The highest honor a continuation high school can get in the state of California is the Model Continuation High School. Lompoc Unified School District’s Maple High School has been recommended to the California Department of Education for this high honor. Maple HS had to endure a rigorous set of standards and criteria to make it to the level of being recommended and they did just that. Principal Katy Wallace said, “I am extremely proud of every adult and every student that walks on campus at Maple HS.”
Maple HS was chosen out of 500 Continuation High Schools in the state of California. This honor highlights the tremendous work MHS is doing around supporting all students and meeting students where they are and moving forward from there.
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Dr. John Karbula stated, “Maple High School is a special place that enhances the lives of students on a daily basis.” Maple HS will go through the final vetting process in early 2019 and will be notified in the spring. “This is one of many quality programs that LUSD offers to the great students of Lompoc. We are proud of the fine work Maple HS has done and will continue to do,” stated Superintendent Trevor McDonald.
LUSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. John Karbula has been nominated for the Negotiator of the Year Award. This award is presented by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and is the highest honor a Chief Negotiator can receive.
"John is a dedicated professional who focuses his efforts on supporting kids in LUSD." In addition, he is one of the most skilled negotiators that I have had the privilege of serving with," said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.
This award will be selected and presented during the Negotiators Symposium in January. This is a great honor and accomplishment for the entire LUSD district. Dr. Karbula represents the district in both Certificated and Classified labor negotiations.
Doug Sorum, Director of Maintenance and Operations states, "Dr. Karbula really attacks the problem and never the person, this is a highly admirable trait that results in wonderful labor relationships."
This is the first time that the Chief Negotiator from LUSD has been nominated for the high honor. This is truly a testament to the great people that work in the LUSD school district.
"It is a great honor to be nominated for this award. The two teams who work closely with me on certified and classified negotiations are exceptional people. I truly trust them and love working with them. I must also give a lot of credit to the certified and classified leadership and their teams. We have a positive and trusting relationship with them that provides a solid foundation for positive outcomes," said Assistant Superintendent Dr. John Karbula
Lompoc Unified School District has maintained a clear and articulate focus on the goals of the District. The goals were established prior to the development of the first LCAP and have been the driving force behind the work done in the District to increase and improve services for all students, principally directed to low income, English learners and foster youth.