SafeR Schools including MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
In this unprecedented time of school shootings, we must rethink how we protect our children. My solution to this conundrum is technology. We need the tech sector collaborating with educators to determine innovative ways to identify guns on campus and alert school authorities, staff and students. If we can get a spacecraft to Pluto and create autonomous vehicles, we can find a nonintrusive way to fortify our schools and keeps kids safe through technology.
(Science, Tech, Engineering, Math)
If we want to ensure our children have access to in demand jobs, then STEM skills are a requirement and not an option. The US Department of Education reports that the number of STEM/STEAM jobs in the United States will grow by 14% from 2010 to 2020, growth that the BLS terns as “much faster" than the national average of 5-8 % across all job sectors.” HuffPost
Smaller Class size
Class sizes in the San Dieguito High School District have been on the increase in the last few years as noted below:
2012-15 Master Contract
32 students to 1 certificated teacher for high schools
29 students to 1 certificated teacher for middle schools
2015-2018 Master Contract
38.4 average for high schools
34.6 average for middle schools
Reducing class size is a must for student learning. Leveraging technology and personalizing learning are ways that we can help schools and teachers maximize student outcomes.