Resource cuts are in the works for Longfellow for the coming school year.
We've just learned that District officials have proposed cuts for Longfellow. A loss of resources will increase class sizes as well as eliminate additional support classes for our most challenged students.
As it is now, there aren't enough resources to serve the needs of our students:
In sixth grade, Longfellow has 75 students in need of reading intervention support with resources to serve 31
In 7th grade, 91 students in need of reading intervention support, resources to serve 15
In 8th grade, 69 students in need of reading intervention support, resources to serve 5
In math for all grades, 185 students in need, and the ability to financially serve 64
Our school's high concentration of need requires a high concentration of resources.
Below are a few easy ways to continue standing up for our students.
Tell our elected school board members that Longfellow's programs serving struggling students should be strengthened, not weakened - as currently proposed by district officials. Longfellow needs additional funds to begin a school design process that increases instructional minutes and supplements learning with critical enrichment and interventions so that all of our students can succeed.
Here are a few easy ways to add your voice!
1. Send the letter at the following link to our elected school board members. Just click here to go to the prepared letter to School Board Members. Click the red "start writing" button to view the prepared letter. You can then quickly send the prepared letter as is or you can add your personal comments before sending.
2. Attend an upcoming School Board Meeting from 7:00-8:15pm. RSVP for May 9.
3. Meet with our elected school board members at their Office Hours. Click here to see Office Hour dates and to sign up.
4. Share our Longfellow School Governance Council (SGC) letter to BUSD officials with parents that you know. You can download it here.
We know that Longfellow students need and deserve more; not less.