San Mateo Foster City School District Board Meeting – November 15, 2018

Old business Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (March 2018) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time (September 2018). Lack of full support from contracted para-educators who don’t provide changing services for disabled students further reducing class time for special education teachers (September 2018). “Pocket Suspensions” – a part… Read More

San Mateo Foster City School District Board Meeting – November 1, 2018

Old business Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (raised almost a year ago) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time. Lack of full support from contracted para-educators who don’t provide changing services for disabled students further reducing class time for special education teachers. “Pocket Suspensions” – a part of… Read More

San Mateo Foster City School District Board Meeting – October 25,2018

Old business issues highlighted Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (raised almost a year ago) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time. Lack of full support from contracted para-educators who don’t provide changing services for disabled students further reducing class time for special education teachers. New issue “Pocket Suspensions”… Read More

School Funding Basics – The mess we are in

There are a lot of questions about how school funding works in California and why our schools are constantly asking for money. 1. Our school districts and local governments are separate. They compete. Schools have 3 funding sources: The state – which treats San Mateo/ Foster City terribly. Funding has just this year returned to… Read More