Monday, April 28, 2014

Call to ACTION!  Need counselors to attend the Local Control Accountability Plan Forum (LCAP)

Call to ACTION!  Need counselors to attend the Local Control Accountability Plan Forum (LCAP).

When: April 29, 2014 - Tuesday

Where: SUHSD Professional Development Center, 680 L Street, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Time: 6pm -8pm

WHY attend?

SUHSD is receiving more money from the state to provide additional services for ELL students, foster youth, and low-income students.  In receiving additional dollars, the district is responsible to develop a plan identifying how new monies coming into the district will be spent.  The guidelines indicated by the governor’s office indicate that the community and special interest groups should provide input on the eight (8) key areas.  Our district has already stated that they will use some of the money to reduce class size for the teacher but has written out counseling services.  We need to add ourselves back in!

SUHSD personnel has been these holding meetings asking for our parents and community members to provide input on district priorities.  Nowhere on the plan has SUHSD included the need for more counselors.  This is why we, counselors, need to attend the meeting on April 29, 2014 @6pm to include the need for more counselors on the main campus and Alt Ed. 

There will be eight posters at the meeting (both in English and Spanish).  One for each topic as indicated by the state guidelines.  The community is asked to provide SUHSD for feedback for district priorities.  They list several items but we need to add a suggestion area and include need for more counselors with a lower caseload to increase serves for the support to the ELL, foster youth and low-income students and their families. We need to attend this meeting and write ourselves into the plan. 

Several counselors have already attended some of the meetings.  Thank you for taking time to attend a meetings - Miguel Amaral, Stephanie Cruz, Caryn Hoffman, Tim Lopez, Nancy Nieto and Rosa Tovar.  Thank you Jackie Bermudez for getting SYH parents to attend the meeting this afternoon. 

Debbie Gerlack will be there on Tuesday.  I have attended a couple meeting as a community member and SCGA leadership.  This is challenging to explain by email so if you have any questions or need further clarification please email me  You can also call me at SOH or at the SCTU office from 3:30-5pm (619) 427-1371

In unity!

Elvia Estrella

President, Sweetwater Counseling &

Guidance Association

1061 Tierra Del Rey, Suite 100

Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 427-1371