By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Tuesday’s Garden Grove Unified School District board meeting saw the approval of a student achievement tracking system through the National Student Clearinghouse for StudentTracker Service for High Schools.
The StudentTracker is a nationwide repository of information of student enrollment, degrees, diplomas, certificates and other educational assistants.
Participation in this program will cost $425 per high school per year and will allow the district to see how students achieve once they leave the district.
“This is a good tool to see how we’re doing to prepare our students for when they leave us,” said Alan Trudell, public information officer.
Trudell said that the system would allow the school district to quantify what areas of education, whether it is language, math, writing or other, needed any improvement and help prevent remediation.
The annual report on how the Measure A improvement bond is progressing has been approved by the volunteer committee and was accepted by the board and 65 sites for work have been confirmed and approved in GGUSD.
Also, the bargaining units for the Garden Grove Education Association (teachers and other faculty) and the Garden Grove Pupil Personnel Association (counselors, etc.) accepted the new terms for contract agreements.
There will be no salary increases, four furlough days in the school year and in the GGEA, the preschool teachers will be switched to salary scheduling at the same level of pay instead of per diem classification.