KHSD Instruction Division announces plan for summer school, decide on 50% funding compared to 2019

Posted at 9:14 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 12:09:45-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Brenda Lewis, associate superintendent of the Instruction Division today announced in the KHSD board meeting her plans for summer school arrangements.

What is being considered in the decision to initiate summer school are costs of hourly teachers, how long it should be and if the school year should start earlier in the summer, and what the failure rate will be.

The amount of student engagement is also being considered, Lewis is unclear as to how many students would be involved, thus allowing for certain recommendations to mitigate these low numbers of engagement.

Some of her recommendations if they do not offer a fully funded summer school include:

  • Summer school at 25% funding considering the 2019 capacity funding prioritizing the most impacted students groups such as juniors that fall behind, seniors that need certain credits to graduate, priority for a extended school year for special ed students. $1.1million 4.5 courses per schools site.
  • Summer school at 50% funding considering the 2019 capacity funding with the same rational for prioritizing certain student groups. This will equal 8.5 courses per school site.
  • Specific offering for seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshman.

The KHSD board has decided to operate at 50% funding compared to the 2019 capacity funding, if the students don't meet that need, they will drop to 25% funding.