The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education adopted a resolution in support of the bond, which could bring as much as $330 million in state funds for projects in local schools, officials said.
The group Save Our Fremont Playground was organized in September after the Long Beach Unified School District announced it was fencing off Fremont Elementary School—the last school to be closed due to safety concerns, district officials said.
The board agreed to open the candidate field to the entire state of California as it eyes a May 6 target date to appoint a new superintendent.
Students who earn an associate’s degree for transfer through the California College Promise program could finish their bachelor’s degrees for free at California State University under new legislation.
Superintendent Chris Steinhauser announced his retirement in December and now the board is mulling how it will replace him, including if the search will be local, national or both.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Belmont Heights United Methodist Church and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Auditors say it’s impossible to tell whether the 2013 school funding overhaul is working. The findings points to a likely effort to fine-tune the formula next year.
The goal of the program is to “innovate STEM teaching strategies to support historically underrepresented student groups.”
Students pick a pathway of study in eighth grade—such as public health, hospitality, criminal justice and many others—that the rest of their classes throughout high school will be based off of, much like picking a major in college.
White, 70, has led the Long Beach-based CSU system since 2012.