Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the first step in providing our students with a high-quality education. CCSS were written with the input of teachers, parents, and community leaders, and addresses what students need to know and do, to be productive citizens in the 21st Century Learning.
The Common Core State Standards focus on conceptual understandings and procedures which are built upon from elementary through high school, and allow both teachers and students the time to develop those skills. The CCSS will focus on math, language arts, literacy in all subject areas, and college/career readiness. The CCSS in math will have an increased focus on application. In English/Language Arts, there is an increased focus on informational text, versus literature. Gorman School District has been in the planning stage of implementation during this school year, with full –implementation in math, language arts and literacy to begin next year.
The mission of the Gorman District is to provide each student with a challenging and rigorous curriculum appropriate to his/her academic level. We believe every child can achieve academic success. To this end, every child will be provided with quality instructional experiences which recognize, support and maintain high expectations for all students.
The District has been conducting stakeholder and community forums to gather information. The purpose of each forum is to help stakeholder groups understand the new funding plan and receive input that will guide Gorman Joint School District's development of proorities for the LCAP.
On February 4, 2014 Gorman Joint School District hosted the first community forum to share the new state funding formula and the District’s plan to improve student learning.
Our next meeting will be held MARCH 26, 2014, at 6:00PM in the multi-purpose room.
Parents, staff and community members are invited to hear and discuss important information about LCFF and Gorman’s budget during this meeting.
This new funding plan is designed to heighten parental and community involvement in setting the course for school and district expenditure of funds. Parents can start today by communicating with the school and district administrators to help them establish an LCAP development and adoption process. This ensures a variety of methods for parents and the community to participate and be heard.
Attend the District’s Community Forums and become directly involved in the new funding plan.