Board of Education Approves Items for the Coming School Year

New fencing will be added at Yorba Linda Middle School, Tuffree Middle School and La Entrada High School. At Yorba Linda Middle and Tuffree Middle schools, the fencing will close off portions at the rear of the campuses that are currently open to public areas. Fencing at La Entrada Independent Study High School will add the finishing touches to the school’s new permanent home. The school relocated this past year from temporary housing at Yorba Linda High School to permanent district facilities located off Yorba Linda Boulevard and Casa Loma.

An online program called will enable elementary students to practice keyboarding and learn computer application programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The program was recommended by a district Technology Task Force that included teachers, principals, district directors and technology staff. Students will also learn about digital citizenship and online safety. The program will be utilized during computer instructional time.

Elementary schools will also now have access to counseling support a minimum of two days per week, with more time added if needed. The action was taken in the district’s continuing efforts to prevent bullying (Strategic Initiative 1.3) and provide students with positive social behavior skills (Strategic Initiative 4.6). Providing support for the social/emotional needs of elementary students was consistently mentioned by parents and stakeholders during the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan. Services will be provided by Outreach Concern, a non-profit company that has 20 years of experience working with over 100 schools in Southern California. The school district has previously worked with the company including using their 24-hour, seven-day-per week crisis hotline, a service that they will also provide this coming year.

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