TRUSD school board met for a regular board meeting at the District Office in McClellan Park.
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News, Notes & Votes
Twin Rivers Unified School District

Feb. 11, 2020

Our mission: To inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.
Highlands High School Crisis Response Team & Sac Metro Fire

1. Recognition - Highlands High School Crisis Response Team

The Board recognized Highlands High School staff and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department who provided lifesaving intervention on a student. 

On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, during first period physical education class at Highlands High School, a student suffered a major medical emergency. Highlands High School physical education staff, along with the school health assistant, provided lifesaving intervention until the school resource officer and members of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department arrived and provided advanced lifesaving intervention and transport to Mercy San Juan Medical Center, saving the student's life. Currently, the student is recovering. 
Middle School Sports Champions

2. Recognition - Middle School Sports Champions

The Board of Trustees recognized Twin Rivers middle school sports champions for their outstanding accomplishments, athletic performance and for proudly representing their schools and the Twin Rivers Unified School District throughout the winter season.  
Highlands High School Black Student Union

3. Present & Adopt - Resolution No. 831: Recognizing and Honoring Black History Month

Twin Rivers Unified School District supports diversity and inclusion in education and recognizes that each student needs an opportunity to understand the common humanity underlying all people; to develop pride in his or her own identity and heritage; and to understand, respect and accept the identity and heritage of others. African American History Month encourages society and schools to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. The Board of Trustees observes and honors African American History Month and encourages educators, students, and families to learn about the heritage and achievements of African Americans through programs and activities throughout the district. 

Resolution No. 831: Recognizing and Honoring Black History Month was adopted by the Board.

Twin Rivers Students Performing at Board Meeting

4. Recognition - Festival of the Arts

In recognition of the 11th Annual Festival of the Arts, students from our junior high and high schools performed at the board meeting. In its 11th year, the Festival of the Arts celebrates all TK-12 student accomplishments in dance, music, photography and art. Over 500 elementary, junior high, and high school students will come together to perform on February 27. Almost 1,000 pieces of artwork from each elementary, junior high, and high school will be on display for the event. Teachers and students will be recognized for their work in this district-wide exhibition of the visual and performing arts.
5. Adopt - Resolution No. 809: The Proposal for the Northgate Family Homeless Shelter

On Dec. 10, 2019, a majority of the Board requested a resolution be developed by staff and agendized to oppose the location of a women and children's homeless shelter across from or near Garden Valley Elementary School. A draft resolution was provided on Jan. 14, 2020, and the Board of Trustees provided feedback, which has been incorporated into the resolution. Resolution No. 809 was then placed on the Jan. 28, 2020 agenda, where members of the public were provided an opportunity to address the Board of Trustees regarding the proposed placement of the Northgate Family Homeless Shelter in the boundaries of the district. Resolution 809 was tabled during that time and the Board requested that staff bring it back at a later date for action. 

Resolution No. 809 was adopted by the Board. 

6. Present - Special Education Annual Update

Twin Rivers is in the first year of implementation as a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Staff provided the Board with an update on budget adjustments, the Special Education Department and SELPA services. Included in the presentation was new legislation and budget requirements impacting Special Education and SELPA services. 

7. Present - Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Update

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the Board of Trustees with updates on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) programs within Twin Rivers.

8. Approve - Personnel Recommendations

The Board of Trustees approved all personnel recommendations including new hires, promotions, resignations and leaves.

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Board of Trustees to meet again, unless otherwise announced:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6 p.m. Closed Session/6:30 p.m. Open Session
5115 Dudley Blvd., Building A, McClellan, CA 95652
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