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2022-23 High School Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee

Committee Member Name Role/Stakeholder Group Represented
Susan Wildes Committee Lead
Lisa Veal Educational Services
Kyle Garrity RUHS Administration
Sarah Robinson Teacher/World Languages
Kitaro Takesue Teacher/English
Caterina Montesano Teacher/History Social-Science
Jessica Variz Teacher/English
Oscar Zamora Teacher/World Languages
Ivy Lee Counselor
Rio Colino Student
Mia Wildenhain Student
Carlin Yuen Lau Parent
Luciano Fiszman Parent
Fernanda Goldstein Parent

September 9, 2022

 

Dear RBUSD Applicants,

 

Thank you for your interest in serving as a parent stakeholder representative on the RBUSD Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee. Reading your backgrounds, passions, interests, and experiences in regards to the development of this course was awe-inspiring. Your interests in ensuring that our children experience a well-rounded, inclusive education came through loud and clear.

 

As a result of our parent/guardian voting, we welcome Carlin Yuen Lau, Luciano Fiszman, and Fernanda Goldstein to the committee. A committee email will be sent to all members next week with logistical details of our first meeting together and homework assignments.

 

Again, we thank everyone for their interest in supporting the work of the committee and we encourage you to visit our website (www.rbusd.org) under Educational Services for this committee’s page where we will post all agendas, notes, artifacts, and presentations utilized in meetings.

 

Best,

Susan Wildes, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

August 31, 2022

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the RBUSD 2022-23 High School Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee. You can read nominee statements here:

Committee Parent Nominees and Statements. We ask that you read each applicants’ information carefully and select your choice for committee member here. Each parent/guardian may vote once for one parent nominee and the three nominees with the most votes will represent the parent community. Voting will be open until Monday, September 5, 2022.

 

As you read applications, keep in mind that the committee is an opportunity to share ideas, to learn, and to work closely with faculty designing the course.  Specifically, the goals of the HS Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee are:

 

  • to review the requirements and parameters of CA Assembly Bill 101 in regards to a new state graduation requirement that commencing with the class of 2030, all pupils complete a course in ethnic studies;

 

  • to provide feedback to school personnel in relation to developing an ethnic studies course to be presented for approval to the RBUSD Board of Education;

 

  • to provide input to school personnel in relation to rollout and timeline of course implementation and graduation requirement;

 

  • to provide feedback on course outline, description, and logistics prior to presentation to the Board of Education for approval and submission to UCOP and NCAA.

 

Again, we ask that no more than one vote is submitted per person via our online voting form here or go to https://forms.gle/fCDkRnmfjguQTvug9. Voting will close on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 4pm.  

 

Please feel free to reach out to the Educational Services Department at (310) 379-5449 if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Susan Wildes, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

August 18, 2022

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

 

The Redondo Beach Unified School District is seeking nominees for the 2022-23 High School Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee.  The Committee will consist of 3 parents in addition to students, certificated teachers, and administrators, who will meet to provide guidance for a new course for Redondo Union High School in accordance with CA Assembly Bill 101.

 

This committee is an opportunity to share your ideas, to learn, and to work closely with the faculty designing the course.  Specifically, the goals of the HS Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee are:

  • to study the California Board-adopted Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum;
  •       to review the requirements and parameters of CA Assembly Bill 101 in regards to a new state graduation requirement that commencing with the class of 2030, all pupils complete a course in ethnic studies;
  •         to provide feedback to school personnel in relation to developing an ethnic studies course to be presented for approval to the RBUSD Board of Education;
  •  to provide input to school personnel in relation to rollout and timeline of course implementation and graduation requirement;
  •   to provide feedback on course outline, description, and logistics prior to presentation to the Board of Education for approval and submission to UCOP and NCAA.

 

The 2022-23 HS Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee is a one-year commitment.  Committee meetings will be scheduled throughout the fall/winter (spring as needed), after regular school hours, on the RUHS campus from 3:30pm – 5pm.  The first HS Ethnic Studies Course Development Committee will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The remaining committee dates will be set at that time. All agendas, notes, and artifacts from the committee will be posted on the district website for public viewing.

 

Although this committee is focused on the course development/curriculum implementation at the high school level only, applications are open to all RBUSD families.  Further, all RBUSD parents/guardians will have the opportunity to vote online for parent representatives online the week of August 29 – September 2, 2022.

 

If you would like to be considered for nomination or would like to nominate another parent, please complete the interest form HERE by Friday, August 26th.

 

Please feel free to reach out to the Educational Services Department at (310) 379-5449 if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Susan Wildes, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services