2012 monterey county eDucAtIon rePort to tHe communIty TOGETHER PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS messAge from your county Student enrollment by diStrict suPerIntenDent of scHools diStrict Student PoPulation Dear Monterey County Residents, Alisal Union School District* 8,554 Big Sur Unified School District* 72 The Monterey County Office of Education is pleased to present our annual Education (Formerly Pacific Unified School District) Bradley Union School District 73 Report to the Community. The purpose of this report is to provide you with a clear Carmel Unified School District 2,377 understanding of where our public schools stand. Chualar Union School District 334 Gonzales Unified School District 2,368 You will learn how Monterey County schools are doing academically compared to state Graves School District 41 averages and the improvement that has been made over the past 10 years. We recognize Greenfield Union School District 2,969 the remarkable and inspiring King City Union School District* 2,544 teachers who have received the Lagunita School District 99 KSBW Crystal Apple Awards Mission Union School District 126 Monterey County Office of Education* 1,548 presented by Dole Fresh Vegetables. Monterey Peninsula Unified School District* 10,956 Finally, we feature some of the North Monterey County Unified School District 4,367 many innovative partnerships and Pacific Grove Unified School District 1,956 programs underway in our schools. Salinas City Elementary School District 8,511 Salinas Union High School District 13,761 Every generation strives to San Antonio Union School District 179 leave the world a better place San Ardo Union School District 102 for the next generation. Today, San Lucas Union School District 65 Santa Rita Union School District 3,107 unprecedented funding cuts Soledad Unified School District 4,635 are diminishing the scope South Monterey Co. Joint Union High School District* 1,977 of education opportunities (Formerly King City Joint Union High School District) our schools can offer. A well rounded educational experience is crucial for the Spreckels Union School District 976 development of the whole person. Critical thinking, creative imagination and Washington Union School District 969 innovation are America’s greatest strengths and must continue to be an important total county 72,666 aspect of our students’ education. Our students count on us to open wide the doors total caliFornia 6,214,204 of opportunity and help them soar to boundless heights in their lives as they discover their talents and abilities, and they learn and grow. *Includes charter schools. Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest Student Enrollment 2011-12 The 21st century world and economic conditions in which we live call for all of us to engage more deeply in supporting our schools. All children are our children, and we need to be there for them. I call on all of us to connect with our children and youth in Student enrollment by ethnicity far better and stronger ways than ever before – in the family, at school, in the workforce ethnicity county State and in the community. American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3 % 0.7 % It is the intent of this report to help you better understand the progress of public Asian 2.2 % 8.5 % Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.6 % 0.6 % education in Monterey County and how we work together to support the education Filipino 2.3 % 2.6 % of all our students. Hispanic or Latino 74 % 51.4 % Black or African American 2.1 % 6.7 % Sincerely, White 16 % 26.6 % Nancy Kotowski, Ph.D. Two or more races 1.7 % 1.8 % None reported 0.8 % 1.1 % Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Source: California Department of Education DataQuest, Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2010-11 Pa i d F o r b y t h e g e n e r o u S d o n at i o n S o F o u r S P o n S o r S 2 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación monterey county ImProvement exceeDs stAte Monterey County PerformAnce growtH In 10-yeAr AcADemIc API Growth vs California API Growth the State at County Grows by 23 Percent Compared to 2000-201117 Percent 900 771 779 800 761 749 730 736 719 693 701 704 681 741 743 700 664 711 723 696 201 growth Score 680 692 661 663 600 644 627 603 API Growth Score Monterey County schools have made steady progress toward 500 meeting California’s Academic Performance Index (API) and federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets. MONTEREY COUNTY 140 POINT GROWTH 400 • Schools are required to meet the state minimum API target of 800. 1 CALIFORNIA 115 POINT GROWTH • In 2000, Monterey County’s API was 603. 300 • By 2011, the API had grown to 743 with a 140 point gain in that GAP CLOSED by 25 points period of time. This exceeded the state average growth by 25 points. • In 2011, our middle and high schools outpaced growth/ 200 improvement of schools statewide and our elementary schools stayed on par, matching growth/improvement of the state. 100 61 54 49 40 41 39 38 40 38 38 30 36 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 California 664 681 693 701 704 719 730 736 Source:749 761 771 779 California Department of Education, Data Quest Monterey County 603 627 644 661 663 680 692 696 711 723 741 743 Gap 61 54 49 40 41 39 38 40 38 38 30 36 Children are our most precious resource, and they are our hope for the future. ~ Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit www.montereycoe.org this fall for updated information. www.montereycoe.org 3 unDerstAnDIng tHe stAte AnD feDerAl AccountAbIlIty systems by a targeted amount each year. Failure to meet 2011 academic PerFormance indeX* California is widely recognized the targets results in the school or district being identified as in “Program Improvement” (PI) 2010 2011 as having among the most rigorous and subjects them to a variety interventions and Monterey County Average ............ 741 ....... 743 content standards in the nation. sanctions. Exiting Program Improvement requires California Average ..................... 771 ....... 779 that the school or district meet all the Adequate School district School district average Yearly Progress targets in all measures for two Alisal Union Elementary.................................724 California has established a target performance consecutive years. * * Big Sur Unified* .......................................... * * level of proficient that is more rigorous than the Bradley Union Elementary..............................826 level set by many states in the nation. Monterey County has seen notable examples of Carmel Unified ...........................................899 schools exiting NCLB program improvement Chualar Union Elementary .............................731 Both the state and federal reports are based on the same (PI) after multiple years in that status. Five Gonzales Unified ........................................687 tests administered to students in grades two through Monterey County schools have exited program Graves Elementary ......................................896 11 each spring. The state’s Academic Performance improvement: Greenfield Union Elementary .........................657 Index (API) is a growth model that requires schools King City Union Elementary ..........................721 and districts to make incremental growth each year to - Bardin Elementary School, Lagunita Elementary ....................................891 reach and then maintain an API of 800. Alisal Union School District Mission Union Elementary ............................859 - Frank Ledesma Elementary School, ** Monterey County Office of Education* * *.......628 The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act Soledad Unified School District Monterey Peninsula Unified ...........................746 utilizes a set of accountability measures to determine - Rose Ferrero Elementary School, North Monterey County Unified .....................703 if schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly Soledad Unified School District Pacific Grove Unified ..................................877 Progress (AYP). The most important measure, which - San Vicente Elementary School, Salinas City Elementary ................................742 can be described as an attainment model, requires Soledad Unified School District Salinas Union High .....................................726 schools and districts to increase the percentage of - Santa Lucia Elementary School, San Antonio Union Elementary ......................804 students reaching proficiency on a state assessment King City Union School District San Ardo Union Elementary ..........................621 San Lucas Union Elementary .........................694 Santa Rita Union Elementary .........................776 Soledad Unified .........................................715 ** South Monterey County High * * ...................706 Spreckels Union Elementary ..........................873 Washington Union Elementary ......................901 charter Schools average Big Sur Charter ...........................................804 International School of Monterey.....................891 King City Arts Charter ...................................725 Learning for Life Center .................................593 Monterey Bay Charter ..................................855 Monterey County Home Charter .....................674 Oasis Charter .............................................695 *The Academic Performance Index (API) is a numeric scale from a low of 200 to a high of 1000 based on the results of student testing. The 2011 Growth API is based on the performance of individual students on tests administered in spring 2011. * * Formerly Pacific Unified School District ** * API cannot be calculated based on the small student population for this district. *** * Formerly King City Joint Union High School District ***** Score includes Alternative Education, Monterey County Home Charter School, and Special Education Students Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit www.montereycoe.org this fall for updated information. 4 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación scHools AcHIevIng tHe tArget of 800 1 20 1 big Sur unified (Formerly Pacific unified) Big Sur Charter....................................... 804 bradley union elementary monterey county office of education Monterey Bay Charter ............................. 855 monterey Peninsula unified San antonio union elementary San Antonio Elementary ........................... 804 Santa rita union elementary Bradley Elementary.................................. 826 Bay View Elementary ............................... 858 McKinnon Elementary .............................. 808 carmel unified George C. Marshall Elementary ................ 827 New Republic Elementary......................... 843 Captain Cooper Elementary...................... 866 International School of Monterey ................ 891 Soledad unified Carmel High .......................................... 860 Ione Olson Elementary ............................. 826 Frank Ledesma Elementary ........................ 801 Carmel Middle ....................................... 903 La Mesa Elementary ................................ 889 Spreckels union elementary Carmel River Elementary ........................... 958 Pacific grove unified Buena Vista Middle ................................. 853 Tularcitos Elementary ................................ 926 Forest Grove Elementary ........................... 885 Spreckels Elementary ............................... 893 graves elementary Pacific Grove High.................................. 848 washington union elementary Graves Elementary .................................. 896 Pacific Grove Middle............................... 887 San Benancio Middle .............................. 887 lagunita elementary Robert Down Elementary .......................... 919 Toro Park Elementary ............................... 913 Lagunita Elementary..................................891 Salinas city elementary Washington Elementary ........................... 917 mission union elementary Laurel Wood Elementary .......................... 814 Mission Elementary ..................................859 Mission Park Elementary ........................... 828 Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report scHools mAkIng tHe most API growtH 2010-11 2010 2011 2010-11 elementary SchoolS Base Growth growth 1 Santa Lucia Elementary - King City USD 700 749 +49 2 El Gabilan Elementary - Salinas City Elem. USD 702 751 +49 3 Roosevelt Elementary - Salinas City Elem. USD 704 745 +41 4 Jack Franscioni Elementary - Soledad Unified 724 765 +41 5 Spreckels Elementary - Spreckels USD 853 893 +40 6 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - Alisal USD 630 669 +39 7 Highland Elementary - Monterey Peninsula Unified 653 691 +38 8 Rose Ferrero Elementary - Solead Unified 691 727 +36 9 Bay View Elementary - Monterey Peninsula Unified 824 858 +34 10 Frank Ledesma Elementary - Soledad Unified 770 801 +31 2010 2011 2010-11 Secondary SchoolS Base Growth growth 11 San Vicente Elementary - Soledad Unified 737 768 +31 12 Creekside Elementary - Alisal USD 748 778 +30 1 Seaside High - Monterey Peninsula Unified 682 737 +55 13 Martin Luther King - Monterey Peninsula Unified 621 651 +30 2 Everett Alvarez High - Salinas Union HSD 703 739 +36 14 Prunedale Elementary - No. Monterey Co. Unified 732 761 +29 3 Salinas High - Salinas Union HSD 729 765 +36 15 Bardin Elementary - Alisal USD 725 753 +28 4 North Salinas High - Salinas Union HSD 668 696 +28 16 Frank Paul Elementary - Alisal USD 690 718 +28 5 La Paz Middle - Salinas Union HSD 675 702 +27 17 La Gloria Elementary - Gonzales Unified 745 768 +23 6 Main Street Middle - Soledad Unified 678 703 +25 18 Gabilan Elementary - Soledad Unified 736 759 +23 7 El Sausal Middle - Salinas Union HSD 687 711 +24 19 Los Padres Elementary - Salinas City USD 702 724 +22 8 Alisal High - Salinas Union HSD 686 708 +22 20 Castroville Elementary - No. Monterey Co. Unified 639 659 +20 9 King City High - So. Monterey Co. JUHSD 718 739 +21 21 Robert Down Elementary - Pacific Grove Unified 899 919 +20 10 Chalone Peaks Middle - King City USD 670 686 +16 Source: California Department of Education DataQuest, 2011 Growth API Report Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 Growth API Report NOTE: As of press time, the California Department of Education has not released its 2012 API data. Visit www.montereycoe.org this fall for updated information. www.montereycoe.org 5 stuDent AcHIevement outcomes StudEnt dEmoGraPHiC faCtorS Graduation ratES MontErEy cALiForniA pErcEntAgE point monterey county comPared to caliFornia Student SubgrouP county DiFFErEncE All African- English Economically Students Hispanic White American Filipino Asian Learner Disadvantaged EnGliSH lEarnErS 37.3% 17% +20% montErEy County 70.5% 67.1% 82.2% 63.7% 74.7% 81.0% 59.7% 67.0% EConomiCally diSadvantaGEd* 69.1% 56.7% +12.4% California 76.3% 70.4% 85.4% 62.8% 89.0% 89.7% 60.2% 69.9% miGrant StudEntS 19% 3% +16% Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 *Based on Free and Reduced Lunch Program participation. Source: California Department Of Education, DataQuest 2010 droPout ratES monterey county comPared to caliFornia All African- English Economically Students Hispanic White American Filipino Asian Learner Disadvantaged montErEy County 13.1% 14.7% 8.1% 18.1% 5.7% 6.6% 20.0% 15.4% California 14.4% 17.7% 8.9% 24.7% 6.7% 6.2% 24.8% 17.6% Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest 2011 The following categories are not represented in the graduation and dropout rate tables as a subgroup due to small student population: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, two or more races and not reported. They are included in the all students percent calculation. California HiGH SCHool Exit Exam rESultS All California high school students are required to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to earn a high school diploma. The exam ensures that all students in California public high schools can demonstrate competency in three core subjects – reading, writing and mathematics. EnGliSH-lanGuaGE artS matHEmatiCS comPariSon oF PaSSing rateS For 10th graderS comPariSon oF PaSSing rateS For 10th graderS in the graduating claSSeS oF 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the graduating claSSeS oF 2012, 2013 and 2014 monterey county caliFornia monterey county caliFornia PERCENT PASSED AS 10TH GRADERS PERCENTAGE PERCENT PASSED AS 10TH GRADERS PERCENTAGE PERCENT PASSED AS 10TH GRADERS PERCENTAGE PERCENT PASSED AS 10TH GRADERS PERCENTAGE POINT POINT POINT POINT CLASS CLASS CLASS COMPARISON CLASS CLASS CLASS COMPARISON CLASS CLASS CLASS COMPARISON CLASS CLASS CLASS COMPARISON OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014 OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014 OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014 OF 2012 OF 2013 OF 2014 2012-2014 all StudentS 75% 79% 77% +2% 81% 82% 83% +2% all StudentS 78% 78% 79% +1% 81% 83% 84% +3% DEMOGRAPHIC SUBGROUP DEMOGRAPHIC SUBGROUP Hispanic or Latino 69% 75% 73% +4% 73% 76% 77% +4% Hispanic or Latino 72% 75% 75% +3% 74% 77% 78% +3% African American 78% 87% 81% +3% 71% 72% 73% +2% African American 81% 77% 75% -6% 67% 68% 69% +2% or Black or Black White 94% 93% 92% -2% 91% 91% 92% +1% White 93% 90% 92% -1% 91% 91% 91% 0% Economically 69% 74% 71% +2% 72% 75% 76% +4% Economically 72% 74% 74% +2% 73% 76% 78% +5% Disadvantaged Disadvantaged Non-Economically 87% 90% 88% +1% 91% 92% 92% +1% Non-Economically 87% 87% 86% -1% 90% 91% 92% +2% Disadvantaged Disadvantaged Students Receiving 35% 35% 30% -5% 37% 39% 39% +2% Students Receiving 32% 34% 33% +1% 39% 39% 41% +2% Special Education Special Education Services Services English Learner 39% 45% 38% -1% 42% 44% 44% +2% English Learner 51% 48% 50% -1% 52% 56% 56% +4% Redesignated English 94% 95% 94% 0% 93% 94% 94% +1% Redesignated English 91% 91% 91% 0% 92% 92% 93% +1% Learner* Learner* *Redesignated English learner is the number of limited English students redesignated as fluent English proficient. Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest California High School Exit Exam, 2012 6 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación California EnGliSH lanGuaGE dEvEloPmEnt tESt The California English Language Development Test annually assesses the Percent oF engliSh learnerS skills of English learners in kindergarten through 12th grades in English in the Five levelS oF engliSh ProFiciency listening, speaking, reading and writing. total 3-year 2009 2012 Percentage Point gain LAnguAgE proFiciEncy MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy Percent oF engliSh learnerS achieving the State LEvEL county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA target levelS For engliSh ProFiciency advanCEd 6% 9% 5% 9% -1 0 total 3-year Early 25% 30% 29% 33% +4 +3 2009 2012 Percentage Point gain LAnguAgE advanCEd proFiciEncy MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy intErmEdiatE 37% 37% 40% 38% +3 +1 LEvEL county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA 9% 9% Early 19% 15% 17% 14% -2 -1 advanCEd 6% 5% intErmEdiatE Early 25% 30% 29% 33% bEGinninG 13% 8% 9% 6% -4 -2 advanCEd total For 31% 39% 34% 42% +3 +3 Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest target levelS A pattern of positive results on the CELDT assessment is the reduction in the Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest numbers of English learner students in the Beginning and Early Intermediate Together the Early Advanced and Advanced Proficiency levels represent the levels and the increase in the numbers of English learner students in the state target for English proficiency attainment for English learners. Intermediate and Early Advanced levels. California StandardS tESt rESultS 2011-12 The California Standards Test (CST) is administered to students in California public schools. The tests were developed to assess students’ knowledge of the California Academic Content Standards. The State Board of Education adopted the standards to specify what all California children are expected to know and be able to do in each grade or course. CST scores are reported as one of five performance levels from “far below basic” to “advanced.” The scores are used for calculating each school’s Academic Performance Index and engliSh-language artS contribute to the federal calculation of Adequate Yearly Progress. Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent Percentage Point mathematicS 2011 2012 growth 2011-2012 Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy grADE county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA Percentage Point 2011 2012 growth 2011-2012 2 43 56 47 58 +4 +2 MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy 3 32 46 34 48 +2 +2 grADE county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA 4 51 64 54 67 +3 +3 2 57 66 57 64 0 -2 5 46 60 50 62 +4 +2 3 58 68 61 70 +3 +2 6 44 55 48 60 +4 +5 4 62 71 60 71 -2 0 7 46 57 50 62 +4 +5 5 52 63 56 65 +4 +2 8 47 57 49 60 +2 +3 6 44 53 44 54 +0 +1 9 46 55 48 57 +2 +2 7 37 49 41 52 +4 +3 10 39 48 40 51 +1 +3 a1 25 33 24 35 -1 +2 11 37 45 39 48 +2 +3 GE 19 31 21 32 +2 +1 AvErAgE +3 +3 a2 22 33 21 34 -1 +1 Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest Gm 21 28 16 28 -5 0 Sm 38 54 34 54 -4 0 Science Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent AvErAgE 0 +1 Percentage Point a1: alGEbra i ge: GEomEtry a2: alGEbra ii gm: GEnEral matHEmatiCS Sm: H.S. SummativE matH 2011 2012 growth 2011-2012 *End of course defined: End-of-course subjects are those subjects that can be taken by students in multiple grade MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy levels. Students only take these tests during the grade level in which they take the course. grADE county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA 5 41 58 43 59 +2 +1 hiStory – Social StudieS 8 60 64 61 66 +1 +2 Percent of All stuDents scorIng At or Above ProfIcIent 10 43 50 44 53 +1 +3 Percentage Point 2011 2012 growth 2011-2012 ES 24 35 27 38 +3 +3 MontErEy MontErEy MontErEy bi 43 49 43 52 0 +3 grADE county cALiForniA county cALiForniA county cALiForniA CH 34 38 35 43 +1 +5 8 40 51 43 52 +3 +1 PS 40 52 49 52 +9 0 uS 44 48 42 49 -2 +1 i1 3 20 7 20 +4 0 wH 36 44 37 46 +1 +2 AvErAgE +3 +2 AvErAgE +1 +1 eS: EartH SCiEnCE bi: bioloGy Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest uS: uS HiStory wh: world HiStory Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest ch: CHEmiStry PS: PHySiCS i1: intEGratEd 1 www.montereycoe.org 7 cAlIfornIA rAnks 46tH In tHe nAtIon In k-12 sPenDIng Per stuDent California’s support for K-12 public education has not kept pace with the rest of the nation. In 2006-07, California’s per pupil expenditure was $8,823 compared to the national average of $9,749. Since that time, the state has continued to lag behind the nation in per pupil funding. California’s per pupil funding was ranked 46th in the nation for 2010-11. Although California has set rigorous academic standards for student achievement, state funding actions have not proven that education is a top priority (National Education Association, Rankings Estimates 2012). caliFornia reSt oF rank caliFornia united StateS K-12 SPEndinG PEr StudEnt (2010-11) 46tH in the nation $8,908 $11,764 K-12 SPEndinG aS a PErCEntaGE of PErSonal inComE (2010-11) 47tH in the nation 3.27% 4.29% numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr tEaCHEr (2010-11) 50tH in the nation 20.5 13.8 numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr GuidanCE ounSElor (2009-10) 49tH in the nation 810 433 numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr librarian (2009-10) 50tH in the nation 5,489 839 numbEr of K-12 StudEntS PEr adminiStrator (2009-10) 46tH in the nation 301 203 Source: California Budget Project, October 2011 tHe connectIon: tHe cAlIfornIA economy AnD k-14 funDIng In 1988, California voters approved Proposition 98, which requires a minimum percentage of the state budget be provided to fund K-12 schools and community colleges. The level of state funding for public schools is determined primarily through Proposition 98. The most notable factor in determining the Proposition 98 funding level is the strength of the California economy and state tax collection. Since 1988, K-12 and community college education funding has generally mirrored the condition of the state economy. When the economy is strong and state tax revenue is up, school funding rises accordingly. On the other hand, a sluggish and weak state economy has mostly resulted in minimal revenue increases— and since 2008, serious decreases for California schools. Economists suggest that the worst of the economic downturn may be over; however, the state’s budget outlook continues to be grim, and schools continue to be seriously underfunded to meet today’s educational standards. 8 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación monterey county scHools lose $295 mIllIon sInce 2008 loSS of anotHEr $101 - $131 million ExPECtEd for 2012-13 SCHool yEar Between fiscal years 2008-09 and 2011-12, Monterey County K-12 schools have experienced a reduction in base funding of approximately $295 million, or 17 percent. The negative impact of these funding reductions can be seen throughout Monterey County school districts. Districts have been forced to make midyear cuts, shorten the school year, lay off staff, reduce extracurricular activities, cut support to programs for the neediest students, and negotiate reductions in employee pay. In order to adjust for the reduction in revenue, many districts have discontinued programs such as art and music, professional development, and tutoring. They have even increased class sizes and implemented staff furlough days. Economic indicators suggest that school districts will most likely continue to see revenue reductions. Moreover, Monterey County school districts have seen notable decreases in programmatic funding, such as state categorical reductions for specific student programs and populations. $453M MILLIONS ($) $450 $439M $431M $429M $420 $413M $391M MILLIONS ($) $390 $391M $381M $360 $352M $352M** $348M $330 $336M $322M*** $300 2007-08 * 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Actual District Funding Funding Districts Should Have Received November 2012 Tax Initiative Impacts * The last year districts were fully funded ** If tax initiative passes, $101 million *** If tax initiative fails, $131 million funding shortfall for 2012-13 funding shortfall for 2012-13 NOTE: 2007-08 student count used for all years. wHat’S at StaKE for EduCation in novEmbEr 2012 The 2012-13 state budget act proposal includes additional cuts to K-12 and community college education. The total amount of the cut is based on many factors, including the passage or failure of Proposition 30 (the Governor’s Tax Initiative), a proposal which would raise additional revenue through a temporary 0.25 percent sales tax increase and a two percent personal income tax on California’s highest wage earners. Proposition 30 will go to the voters in November 2012 and has a significant impact on local school districts. If the tax initiative passes, Monterey schools would continue to see a $101 million reduction in revenue. However, if the initiative fails, local schools would see even higher revenue cuts of approximately $131 million. For Monterey County children, either a $101 million or $131 million loss in base funding will further negatively impact academic programs and supplemental support at the local school level. www.montereycoe.org 9 mAkIng A DIfference In monterey county eDucAtIon one of monterey County’s greatest strengths is the vital partnerships that provide a delivery system of services to children and youth throughout the county. it is through these collaborative efforts that all students can succeed and reach higher levels of achievement. Each year, this annual report will recognize programs that are touching the lives of many students and families in our community. AmeriCorps Volunteers Clock Nearly 500,000 Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival’s Student former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hours to Improve Literacy in Monterey County Literary Days Raise Critical Thinking to renowned authors and Pulitzer Prize winners, and Higher Levels distinguished scientists. Thought-provoking interaction with the speakers is having a profound impact on expanding students’ world views and taking their critical thinking to higher levels. As one 8th grade teacher expressed, “Thank you again for the incredible experience you provided our students … I believe that the experience of attending the Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival will be an honor that they carry in their hearts forever.” For more than a decade, the Monterey County Office of Education’s AmeriCorps program In addition to the Student Days at the Festival, Big Monterey County United for Literacy has taken on Reads were conducted by the Carmel Authors & the task of improving literacy in schools. 2012 marks the fifth year of the Carmel Authors Ideas Festival countywide on The Adventures of Tom & Ideas Festival’s Student Literary Days. This Sawyer in 2010 and The Call of the Wild and Old United for Literacy challenges AmeriCorps members event has offered thousands of Monterey County School in 2011. The Festival to Schools program to make Monterey County communities safer, smarter middle and high school students an extraordinary was introduced this year. Students have in-depth and healthier. Members serve as leaders in community opportunity to engage with award-winning authors learning experiences with presenters coming to efforts to raise literacy levels of struggling K-4 grade and highly accomplished individuals, such as U.S. their schools for assembly programs. students. Today, 30 tutors, ranging in age from 18 Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, to 55 provide 1,700 hours of service to schools each Monterey County Reads Volunteers Key year. With between two and six members at each to Strengthening Monterey County K-3 school site, students receive one-on-one or small by the numberS Student’s Reading Skills group tutoring during and after school hours. This Public service is at the heart of The Panetta Institute • More than 12,000 middle and high school year, more than 515 students will receive 20 hours for Public Policy’s Monterey County Reads students from 30 schools have participated of tutoring, with the expectation that 25 percent program. Since 1997, this interventional literacy since 2008 of the students will advance reading ability by one • More than 1,000 teachers have received program has placed more than 2,500 volunteers full grade level and 15 percent will meet grade level scholarships to attend since 2008 in Monterey County schools. Each volunteer is proficiency standards. • In the Big Reads, 70 teachers from 17 school districts, Boys and Girls Clubs and by the numberS by the numberS public libraries have participated • During these Big Reads, more than 5,000 SinCE 1997 … SinCE 2000 … free copies of The Adventures of Tom • 2,436 full-time volunteers have served • 318 full-time volunteers have served Sawyer, Call of the Wild and Old School • 103,000 hours logged reading with children • 484,000 hours of total volunteer service were distributed to Monterey County middle • 6,175 students received 1:1 tutoring and high school students, Boys and Girls 2011-12 SCHool yEar • 90% of students achieved the 25 percent Clubs of Monterey County, and numerous • 225 volunteers in 32 elementary schools increase in reading level local libraries. • 1,322 students reached (K-3) 10 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación trained to read one-to-one with the student in line Monterey County Office of Education Monterey County School Boards Association of the teacher’s sight. The goal is for children to read Generates Savings with Solar Canopy Supports School Board Governance at grade level by the end of third grade. Analysis System and Energy Efficiencies of reading assessments by the Monterey County The Monterey County School Boards Association Office of Education and the Naval Postgraduate In December 2011, the Monterey County Office of supports school board teams in fulfilling their district’s School shows that just six hours of reading with Education partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions educational mission by providing critical information a child per semester can help them significantly to design and implement a solar array project aimed and training on governance standards and critical improve a their reading performance. at reducing MCOE’s utility and maintenance costs, issues. In 2011-12, MCSBA offered three high quality reducing overall energy demand by 75 percent while local training and professional development sessions MCOE and Partners Awarded $3.6 Million saving $2.2 million in the first 25 years. The project for school board trustees and superintendents. for Technology broke ground in March 2012 and was completed in June. This is the first major sustainable solar power The following four programs received undertaking at a K-12 public education institution Excellence in Education awards from the in Monterey County. Monterey County School Boards Association. MCOE leveraged utility incentives and grants to JUST RUN® Takes on Childhood Obesity help pay for the project, which minimized the More than 150,000 miles have been run up-front investment to less than 10 percent of since program inception the project’s net fiscal benefit. MCOE secured Why walk when you can JUST RUN®? The JUST $881,000 in federal grant funding, as well as RUN program inspires children and youth to make received a solar rebate from PG&E in the amount exercise and healthy habits a permanent lifestyle of $479,430. The result is clean, solar power choice. The program assists teachers and schools generation and improved energy efficiency which through a free website to promote fitness and will ultimately save money that can be used for healthy a lifestyle. JUST RUN offers a great way to educational purposes. energize students during the school day so they are The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded $3.6 more attentive to academic work. million to MCOE and six community partners to improve high-speed access to the Internet, and train In 2012, JUST RUN was bestowed the prestigious Monterey County residents to use the Internet for Excellence in Education Award from the Monterey long-term economic development activities. County Schools Boards Association, recognizing and reinforcing the goal to have children and their A series of new and enhanced public computer families realize that exercise is part of a healthy centers across Monterey County, including a TechMobile classroom that travels throughout the county to serve economically vulnerable by the numberS populations, are part of the project. The funding SinCE 2005 … also provides high school students with 360 hours • More than 6,800 students are enrolled of training to receive a certificate in digital media • 46 schools are participating production skills and the opportunity to obtain • 150,000 miles have been logged vocational placement or continue training at Hartnell College. Our Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is the only one of its kind in the nation. Partners include MCOE, Hartnell College, California State University Monterey Bay, the Monterey County Free by the numberS Libraries, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey • $2.2 million in net benefit County, the Community Information Center • $881,000 federal energy grant and the National Steinbeck Center. • $479,430 solar rebate from PG&E C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 1 2 www.montereycoe.org 11 C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E 1 1 success of Farm Day. Farm Day was recognized In 2010, the Silver Star Resource Center received lifestyle and should be incorporated into their lives in 2011 with the highly regarded Excellence in the Excellence in Education Award from the on a daily basis. MCOE proudly partners with Education Award from the Monterey County Monterey County School Boards Association and the Big Sur Marathon to promote the program School Boards Association. in 2008, a highly coveted Golden Bell Award from participation in its schools. the California School Boards Association. Silver Star Monterey County Agricultural Education’s Resource Center Rancho Cielo Youth Campus: Innovation Farm Day Experience Offers Outstanding Empowers Students Meets Students’ Needs Enrichment Golden to Complete The Rancho Cielo Bell Awards Education There is no other program nationally that matches Youth Campus was the size, reach and quality of Monterey County’s Truancy is a primary indicator of current and future created to meet the student success. Each year, approximately 1,700 educational and Farm Day Experience. The program dates back to Golden Monterey County students complete truancy developmental needs the mid-1980s when industry leaders realized that Bell Awards the majority of students lacked knowledge of the mediation with the District Attorney’s office. The of Monterey County’s basic concepts regarding the origin of their abundant mediation hearing results in one of three outcomes: underserved youth, who would otherwise “slip food supply. Today it has become a permanent the student returns to his/her neighborhood through the cracks.” Rancho Cielo hosts multiple component of third grade curriculum with three school, undergoes formal sentencing through the programs on its youth campus to help youth different dates and locations in Monterey, Salinas juvenile court system, or requests enrollment in transition back to the community as productive and South County. the Silver Star Resource Center. For those students citizens. Rancho students have had a 74 percent who engage in the Silver Star program, their lives improved recidivism reduction rate compared to Farm Day is a successful example of business and are positively impacted. industry joining with education for the benefit of students. Costs are paid for by the Monterey Silver Star is the prevention and intervention by the numberS County Agricultural Education, Inc., including program run by the Monterey County Probation • 74 percent recidivism reduction bus transportation and teacher training. Private Department, the Monterey County District citizens, the Harden Foundation and the Office Attorney’s Office and the Monterey County Office of Economic Development also contribute to the of Education. The academic program that resides other students coming out of incarceration. at the Silver Star Resource Center serves students in grades 7 – 12. Additionally, community-based One of Rancho Cielo’s programs is a Monterey resources are available to students ages 6-12 County Office of Education Community through the Silver Star Resource Center. School. High school students facing multiple risks are referred to the Community School by Silver Star is a “one-stop shop” and works the Monterey County Probation Department, actively to refer students to community partners courts, schools and/or their parents, where they to treat mental health disorders, strengthen are assessed to determine whether the youth communication skills, prevent and treat alcohol/ campus would be a good fit to meet their needs. drug addiction or violence issues, and promotes Rancho Cielo Community School focuses on life and job skills development, while they make student academic achievement, vocational skills, up credits and learn to succeed and return to a pro-social behaviors, and positive recreational traditional academic setting. alternatives to open the gates of opportunity for students to overcome challenges from their past and make positive life choices for their future. by the numberS by the numberS In 2009, Rancho Cielo was bestowed a Golden EaCH yEar farm day ... aS a rESult of SilvEr Star PartiCiPation ... Bell award from the California School Boards • Serves more than 6,500 third graders • Student attendance rates voluntarily soar Association, and the prestigious CCS (Cities, from approximately 250 classes from 33% to 95% Counties, Schools) Award. In 2010, it received • Engages 1,500 adults and teachers • Student GPA increases from 0.61 to 2.8 • Utilizes more than 700 volunteers recognition by the Monterey County School • Since 2007, 60 students have graduated • More than 68,000 students have Boards Association with an Excellence in with full high school diplomas participated since 1991 Education Award. 12 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación ksbw crystAl APPle AwArDs PresenteD by Dole fresH vegetAbles Teachers’ dedication to stimulating minds and improving students’ lives contributes to a better 2008 LISA NOWAKOWSKI King City Art Charter School, King City future for us all. Since 2005, each year KSBW ROSE KERSHING Union Elementary School District recognizes remarkable and inspiring local Spreckels Elementary School, Spreckels Union School District STAN UCHIYAMA teachers with the KSBW Crystal Apple Award, North Salinas High School, Salinas Union presented by Dole Fresh Vegetables. MILTON HAMBLY High School District Chalone Peaks Middle School, King City Union Elementary School District PATTI BRADSHAW montErEy County LANE DOWLEN Forest Grove School, Pacific Grove Unified DONNA SCHUT Learning for Life Charter School, rECiPiEntS School District All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, Carmel Monterey Peninsula Unified School District 2005 SANDY HUNTER DIANA HUERTA LUCILLE STANDIFER Salinas High School, Salinas Union High MARY BAKER El Sausal Middle School, Salinas Union Los Arboles Middle School, Monterey School District Fairview Middle School, High School District Peninsula Unified School District Gonzales Unified School District JOHN MUNSEE KATHIE SNYDER KAREN PARK Santa Lucia School, King City Union LINDA ANN MONTEITH Monterey Bay Christian School, Del Rey Elementary, King City Union Elementary School District Mount Toro High School, Seaside Elementary School District Salinas Union High School District 2011 2007 BERNICE HEINz DAN RICO Madonna Del Sasso School, Salinas ANITA CHAVEz LORI SANCHEz Spreckels Elementary School, Spreckels Echo Valley Elementary, North Monterey Salinas Valley Education Center, Monterey STEVE TAYLOR Union School District County Unified School District County Office of Education River Elementary School, Carmel Unified 2006 School District LYNNE KNAPP FRANCES ARMSTRONG Sacred Heart School, Salinas KATHI MORGAN North Monterey County High School, 2009 Pacific Coast Christian Academy, Salinas North Monterey County Unified School ROBERT PUCCI District TINA ESPINOzA York School, Monterey JANNIE WILLIAMS North Salinas High School, Salinas Union Highland Elementary, Monterey Peninsula TERI TAORMINA High School District MARY GREENFIELD Unified School District La Gloria Elementary School, Gonzales Walter Colton Middle School, Monterey Union School District VANESSA BREDTHAUER Peninsula Unified School District NICHOLAS STURCH Bay View Elementary School, Monterey York School, Monterey ROGER LUNDqUIST Peninsula Unified School District LAURA zAVALA Mission Park Elementary School, Salinas Mary Chapa Literacy and Technology GERI BIEMAN City Elementary School District TIMOTHY KRISLYN Academy, Greenfield Union School La Mesa Elementary, Monterey Peninsula San Carlos School, Monterey District Unified School District LINDA FOLEY Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary PAMELA DURKEE LESLIE OCHINANG ROSEMARY KINGSTON School, Monterey Peninsula Unified York School, Monterey Mission Trails ROP, Salinas Union High Nortre Dame High School, Salinas School District School District GARY WILLIAMS Robert Down Elementary School, 2012 Pacific Grove Unified School District PATRICIA OREÑA PAMELA ALLEN Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, Alisal Alisal Union School District Union School District JUSTUS GRATE 2010 Pacific Grove High School, Pacific Grove Unified School District CORLISS KELLY Gavilan View Middle School, ROBERT AGEN Santa Rita Union School District North Monterey County High School, North Monterey County Unified School District SPONSORED By KSBW Anchor Dan Green and Crystal Apple recipient Rogert Agen. www.montereycoe.org 13 gettIng to know tHe monterey county offIce of eDucAtIon StudEnt SErviCES gettIng to know tHe monterey county offIce of eDucAtIon The Alternative Education department operates include, but are not limited to, school readiness County offices of education play a unique role in court and community schools for students who services, bridge academies, leadership trainings, supporting the state and local public education. are incarcerated, expelled, designated chronically tutorial classes, extended day courses, academic Founded 150 years ago, the Monterey County Office truant or have been referred by their parents or advising, intersession classes and weekend and of Education is one of 58 county offices of education the Monterey County Probation Department. summer programs for preschool aged children, created to facilitate the operation of California’s Supportive learning environments are created in school students and out of school youth. complex public educational system. Unlike school districts, the county office has both an elected with small classes and individualized instruction Parent education and leadership training is also superintendent and an elected board of education. to serve those students who are at risk of academic provided to parents of migrant children and failure in traditional programs. members of parent advisory councils. the county Superintendent of Schools is elected by all the voters of the county and serves a The Head Start program has been recognized The Monterey County Home Charter School four-year term. The county superintendent’s major as one of the premiere child development is a K-12 public school of choice for families statutory responsibility is the oversight of school programs preparing children intellectually, who home school their children. MCHCS districts’ finances. This includes reviewing and socially, emotionally and physically for school works in partnership with the parents, who are approving the financial status of school district and life. The program serves families and more the primary educators of the students in this budgets, interim report certifications and the fiscal than 1,000 children at 18 sites, and offers a school, to help design and support an academic impacts of collective bargaining agreements. The variety of services, including child development program that follows California state standards county superintendent administers the county office education, referral to mental health services, and guidelines. of education. It is school districts’ boards of trustees access to nutrition information, assessment, and that govern their local school districts. The office Special Education provides programs and health services. of the county superintendent provides leadership, services to students with complex and intensive support, and service to fulfill the mission of public The Media Center for Arts, Education and needs. MCOE serves a wide range of students education and serves as the liaison between the Technology provides instructional services, with moderate to severe disabilities, including school districts and the state. including Career Technical Education/ROP, hearing and visual impairments, autism, the county board of education members workforce training, classes and workshops. significant developmental disabilities, emotional are elected by voters in seven geographic The MCAET classroom features a TV/media disorders, and severe speech and language districts ensuring that all areas of the county production learning lab, computer editing impairments. Early intervention services are also are represented. Mandated duties of the county stations, screening area and public computing available for infants and preschool aged children. board include approving the budget of the county center. This multi-functional teaching facility In partnership with families, local school districts superintendent of schools; serving as a board of offers classes to students from several area and communities, we prepare all students to appeals for students expelled by local districts; high schools. Instructional services are also achieve their unique potential as valued and serving as a board of appeals for families that provided via two new vehicles – a remote contributing members of their families and have been denied interdistrict transfer requests; and television broadcasting truck for multi-camera society. conducting matters of school district organization. coverage of sports, musical and theatrical presentations, and other Other Student Services: The the monterey county office of education operates direct student programs that are more cost live events. Monterey County Office of effective and efficient to offer on a countywide basis. Education, working together MCOE provides an array of services to support the The Migrant Education with other county agencies 24 school districts in the county. Working together, Program Region XVI serves and school districts, provides we can more efficiently offer a broad range of approximately 13,000 services to students and collaborative services and partnerships. This saves migrant children and young adults through the taxpayers money and assists local districts to focus adults (ages 3-21). Working following programs: on their primary mission of educating students. in partnership with schools, Dads in Action, MCOE services fall under three broad categories: local community agencies, Foster Youth Services, student services, educational services, and finance and families, the Migrant Homeless Student and business services. Education Program provides Liaison Services, and a variety of services. These Truancy Abatement. 14 Condado de Monterey 2012 | Reporte para la comunidad sobre el estado de la educación EduCational SErviCES finanCE & buSinESS SErviCES The Finance and Business Services division of the Monterey County Office of Education assures the fiscal accountability and stewardship of the public’s education dollars. The division provides leadership and guidance in high quality, responsive, administrative support services and systems to the 24 school districts, two community colleges and five joint powers agencies in Monterey County. One of the major responsibilities of MCOE is to provide and review school district financial reports under the authority of AB 1200, including annual budgets, first and second interim finance reports, unaudited actuals, The Monterey County Office of Education initiatives to increase student achievement, including public disclosure of collective bargaining and Educational Services division offers professional the implementation of the common core academic debt issuance. Additionally, MCOE collects development training for teachers and administrators. state standards, the new state performance based and gathers financial data and sends it to the This includes instructional strategies, common assessment systems, transitional kindergarten, and the appropriate state and federal agencies. core academic state standards, effective practices technology infrastructures to support these efforts. for English Language Learners, strategic leadership Finance and Business Services also offers bulk processes, and integrating technology into the STUDENT ACADEMIC purchasing, data processing, payroll processing, learning process. Further, teachers and administrators AND MOTIVATION PROGRAMS purchasing services and many other vital business acquire knowledge and skills in academic language MCOE partners with key local organizations services to school districts in Monterey County. development, writing strategies, and subject matter to support a variety of student academic and content. Additionally, credentialing programs for The Monterey County Management Assistance motivation programs, including: teachers and administrators, are provided. Listed Team (MCMAT) assists districts with in-depth are services offered by MCOE: • California Rodeo for Special Education review and analysis of operational issues and Students Little Buckaroos provides recommendations, training and support • After School Program Support, Leadership • Countywide Spelling Bee to assist with correction and improvement. and Grant Development • History Day • Beginning Teacher Support Program In an effort to assist districts with streamlining • Mathletics • Advancement Via Individual Determination their information service needs, MCOE provides • Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair (AVID) financial systems, including payroll, budget, • Steinbeck Center Young Authors Middle • Assessment and Accountability general ledger and accounts payable through a School Writing Program • California Technology Assistance Project centralized financial system. Technical services • Region XVI Migrant Education Programs (CTAP)/Educator Technology offered include Internet services management, • Special Olympics • Charter School Support and Monitoring network support, server data backup and • District and School Support Services for recovery, security management, email services, Improving Student Achievement and web hosting and content filtering. • English Language Learner Services • Language Arts Services • Mathematics Services • Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools Staff work with statewide committees to develop professional development for statewide and regional www.montereycoe.org 15 MISSION The Monterey County Office of Education, in partnership with the community, MONTEREy COUNTy provides the leadership, support, and service excellence needed to prepare all of Monterey County’s diverse students for success in each step of their educational SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS journey today and in the future. nancy Kotowski, Ph.d. VISION The Monterey County Office of Education champions excellence in educational C O U N T y B O A R D O F E D U C AT I O N results. We distinguish ourselves through exemplary leadership, support and service that enable all Monterey County’s diverse students to be well prepared byrl anderson-Smith, President for success in the interdependent world of the future. david Gomez Serena, vice President francisco Javier Estrada MONTEREy COUNTy SCHOOL DISTRICTS Harvey Kuffner diStrict webSite Phone John mcPherson Alisal Union School District www.alisal.org 831-753-5700 ron Panziera Big Sur Unified School District www.bigsurunified.com 805-927-4507 Bradley Union School District www.bradleyusd-ca.schoolloop.com 805-472-2310 Judy Pennycook Carmel Unified School District www.carmelunified.org 831-624-1546 ruth andresen, board member Emeritus Chualar Union School District monterey.k12.ca.us/~chualar 831-679-2504 Gonzales Unified School District www.gonzales.k12.ca.us 831-675-0100 Graves School District www.graveselementary.com 831-422-6392 Greenfield Union School District www.greenfield.k12.ca.us 831-674-2840 King City Union School District www.kcusd.org 831-385-2940 Lagunita School District monterey.k12.ca.us/~lagunita 831-449-2800 Mission Union Elementary School District teacherweb.com/CA/MissionUnion/SchoolHomePage/SDHP1.stm 831-678-3524 Monterey Peninsula Unified School District www2.mpusd.k12.ca.us 831-645-1203 North Monterey County Unified School District www.nmcusd.org 831-633-3343 Pacific Grove Unified School District www.pgusd.org 831-646-6520 Salinas City Elementary School District www.salinascity.k12.ca.us 831-753-5600 Salinas Union High School District www.salinas.k12.ca.us 831-796-7010 San Antonio Union School District monterey.k12.ca.us/~santonio 831-385-3051 San Ardo Union School District monterey.k12.ca.us/~sanardo 831-627-2520 San Lucas Union School District sanlucasusd-ca.schoolloop.com 831-382-4151 Santa Rita Union School District www.santaritaschools.org 831-443-7200 Soledad Unified School District www.soledad.monterey.k12.ca.us 831-678-3987 901 Blanco circle, Salinas, cA 93912 South Mo. Co. Joint Union High School District www.kingcity.k12.ca.us 831-385-0606 831.755.0301 • www.montereycoe.org Spreckels Union School District www.spreckelsunionsd.org 831-455.2550 Washington Union School District www.washingtonusd.org 831-484-2166 Also available in Spanish. Please share your thoughts and suggestions on this report to Marci McFadden, Communications Officer FA n U S O n FA C E B O O K FOLLOW US ON TWITTER at firstname.lastname@example.org. t h a n k y o u t o o u r S P o n S o r S F o r t h e i r g e n e r o u S d o n at i o n S i n Pay i n g F o r t h e P u b l i c at i o n o F t h i S e d u c at i o n r e P o r t.