Dozens of children cheered as the Boys and Girls Club accepted a check for $10,000 from the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Friday.
Longtime club supporter Congressman Buck McKeon and NGAS President Tom Vice presented the award to Jim Ventress, chief professional officer at the Boys and Girls Club in front of children eager to ask questions about the aerospace industry.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula has led to heated debate and a strong stance against the change from the William S. Hart Union High School District.
The proposal would allocate money on a per pupil basis with supplemental funding based on the number of students that are not English language proficient, are from low-income families, or are in foster care.
The William S. Hart District School Board discussed plans to expand the Career Pathways Program at their Wednesday meeting, the same day the California Department of Education updated a similar plan, Career Technical Education.
Currently Valencia and West Ranch High School are the only two schools to utilize the Career Pathways Program, which matches students with business industry professionals in specific fields to help jumpstart their future careers, said Dave LeBarron, Hart district director of curriculum and assessment.
The William S. Hart Union High School District will hold a special meeting Wednesday regarding two programs meant to help students better prepare themselves for future careers.
The Common Core State Standards implementation plan is meant to set a universal expectation of students across the country, said Vicki Engbrecht, Hart district assistant superintendent for educational services.
“Up until now every state had its own content standards that talked about what students should do in every grade level, this change is substantial it creates common as it creates common expectations for math, literacy, language and arts,” Engbrecht said.