With preparing for , the school district is taking final steps to get ready for changes at the school.
The San Bruno Park School District decided against letting go of the principal or staff and instead plans to bring in an advisory team that will provide oversight for Belle Air so that the school will have an increased level of accountability. The school board will vote to approve that team at its .
While Belle Air saw a 31-point increase in the school's Academic Performance Index, or API, Belle Air still must move to the next phase of Program Improvement because English language learners at the school—who make up two-thirds of students—scored below expectations in the English and language arts section of the state test scores.
It will be up to the new advisory team to oversee the school's efforts to increase academic achievement and see that the school successfully exits out of Program Improvement.
The school board also will vote on adding a project to . As part of the first phase of construction, the district is asking the contractor to redo the front entryway to the school to improve safety in the pickup and drop-off areas, said Superintendent Dr. David Hutt. The cost of that project would be $490,000, which would come out of the $13 million already allotted for that phase of the construction.
Prices for school lunches also will be discussed at Wednesday's meeting. The board could approve a 25-cent increase in school lunch prices over the next two years so that the district can continue to participate in the free and reduced lunch program and received full reimbursement from the federal government.