You did it! $7.65 Million for Special Needs Kids*

Better education is critical for special needs kids. In California, fewer than 15% of all special needs kids (12.5 percent of the student population – over 300,000 students) are performing at or above grade level (studies estimate that 80 percent or more children with disabilities could perform at or above grade level – a gap… Read More

San Mateo Foster City School District Board Meeting – December 6, 2018

Old business Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (S1 -March 2018) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time (S2 – September 2018). UPDATED 15 November 2018 – Question – when will temporary and permanent fixes be put in place? Lack of full support from contracted para-educators who don’t provide changing… Read More

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

Old business Disproportionate Suspensions for Students with Disabilities (S1 -March 2018) Easy bathroom access for changing disabled students to stop interfering with education time (S2 – 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 (S3- September 2018). “Pocket Suspensions”… 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