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Recap of Meeting – PTSA Hosts District Trustee Map Proposed Changes

Our Superintendent Dr. Bravo, Trustee Robert Varich and Trustee Stacey Brown all attended and gave an overview of the proposed changes and the process.  As it is hard to get to meetings like this over the summer we wanted to provide with a recap of the meeting.  One of the main questions we had was:

Q: Why is the Board of Trustees deciding on an election map during the summer?

A: Over the past school year, the District has explored transitioning from an “at-large” trustee election system to a “by-trustee area” system, where each Board member must reside within their designated trustee-area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Under the by-trustee area system, voters would only vote for one seat on the school board.

The California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) prohibits the use of an at-large election in political subdivisions if it would impair the ability of a protected class, to elect candidates of its choice or otherwise influence the outcome of an election. While the District does not believe that its current form of elections violates the CVRA, the Board of Trustees decided to begin the process to transition from at-large to trustee-area elections in May.

During the fall semester, labor partner Campbell High School Teachers Association (CHSTA) encouraged the Board of Trustees to consider moving to a by-trustee system.  Soon thereafter, the Board of Trustees learned that the City of Campbell had received a demand letter from a legal firm alleging that the city’s at-large method of election violates the CVRA. And, on January 15, 2019, Campbell’s City Council adopted a resolution of intent to transition from at-large to District-based Elections pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10010(e)(2).

After further study and in advance of receiving a demand letter, the District passed a similar resolution on May 16, 2019, in part to avoid possible litigation. By law, the process to establish the required election area maps must be completed in 90 days, so the District was required to conduct the process of examing draft election maps during the summer recess.

To see what the proposed maps look like go to:
https://ndcresearch.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=f0eff4c9a9844243b52dd43726f733f8

Thank you to all that attended and if you have further questions please reach out to our Trustees Robert Varich rvarich@cuhsd.org, Stacey Brown at staceybrown@cuhsd.org or our Superintendent Dr. Bravo at rbravo@cuhsd.org.

Join us! Tues – May 14th, 6:30pm PTSA Meeting & Parent Topic

Parent Topic 7:30pm:
Effective High School Parent-Teacher Communication

Principal Pinza will lead this discussion with a panel of our teachers on effective communication.

Full meeting agenda

Teacher Appreciation Lunch, May 3rd – Food & Help

Calling all Caring Parents – Let’s Spoil our Teachers!  Please sign up to bring one of your family favorite dishes to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.  This can be home made or store bought.  Last year the teachers RAVED about what our parents did for them.  Sign Up Here!

SAT/ACT Practice Tests Held at Prospect

May 11th, 9am-1pm at PHS – Full-length SAT/ACT Practice Exams for Prospect HS Students! We have teamed up with RevolutionPrep to provide an opportunity for a student to figure out if the ACT or SAT is the best test to focus on for them. This is the only current on campus opportunity to take a practice timed ACT test.  ($20 donation to PTSA, includes score report review with testing experts to assess specific strengths and areas of improvementRSVP now to reserve your seat!) Scholarships available.  Email president@prospectptsa.org

 

Tonight (4/2) PTSA Meeting & Screenagers Movie Showing by PHS English Dept.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
6:30-7pm  PTSA Agenda 

7:15-8:45pm Screenagers Movie for Parents W/ Discussion Hosted by PHS English Department

RSVP Here! or Just show up!

Parent Topic – Our English Department Hosts Screenagers Movie Showing for Parents with Dialog of what the English teachers are seeing in the classroom with how screens are affecting the classroom and how we can work together to promote responsible screen usage in our teens.  Your teen watched this movie in the last 2 weeks.  Great opportunity to better understand the effects of screens and have a dialog with our teachers.  PTSA through your support, brought this to our students and parents at the request of our English Department.

 

The College Application Experience – Monday, March 25

PTSA invites you to join us for our PTSA Parent Education Talk on The College Application Experience by Amy Bencomo on Monday, March 25th at 7pm

Sign up for your spot in advance at bit.ly/ptsa19college

For more info: here is the flyer in English HERE, e y en español AQUI

Protect Your Bike! FREE Bike Registration at Prospect Wed. 3/27

  • Who: Any Bike Owner
  • What: Bike Registration & Safety Event
  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 1:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Where: Prospect High School – Bike Racks (right after school) & in front of the school

All bikes registered will be included in Bike Index’s database by the serial number. If a bike goes missing, the bike owner can mark it as stolen and if found, can be easily reunited with its owner. Stickers are a convenience but not a necessity; the most important thing is to register your bike.

** If unable to attend the event at Willow Glen Middle School will host an event in the Quad Area, 3:00pm – 4:30pm on Friday, March 29th. WGMS is at 2105 Cottle Ave. in San Jose.**

Prospect PTSA Scholarship Applications Available Now!

Attention all seniors!  PTSA  Scholarship Applications are now available online and in the main office.  Eight $500 scholarships will be awarded to students based upon school and community involvement, activities that have enriched your Prospect experience, and future goals.  Return completed applications to the main office.  Application Deadline is Friday, April 19th at 3:00 PM.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

PTSA Meeting DATE CHANGE: Meeting is Now Monday, March 11th

PTSA Meeting: March 11th 6:30pm General Meeting, Parent Topic – NGSS Science Standards 7:30pm – Room 30 – AGENDA

General Meeting starts at 6:30pm we will be discussing Senior Scholarships, Bike Registration, ACT/SAT Practice test opportunities, College and Career budget, Panther Partner update and more.
Parent Topic – New NGSS Standards Principal Pinza will be discussing the new changes in our Science programs and explaining Prospect’s Math pathways. Come to learn about how Prospect courses are adapting to the new NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) standards and to ask any questions your have about our current math pathways.

PTSA Sponsored SAT Prep

SAT Courses Offered by Future Path Prep in April on Tues & Thurs!

Dates & Time:
April 16, 18, 25, May 2 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
April 23 and 30 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Prospect High School, Room 30

Sign Up today!  Learn More!