By Zia Zografos
The Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss the adequacy of their current instructional materials, like textbooks and lab equipment, for the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the district office, or via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Following the public hearing, the board will vote on whether to adopt a resolution that declares their students were provided with sufficient English, mathematics, history, science, health and foreign language textbooks, as well as proper science laboratory equipment. In order to receive state funding for textbooks, the resolution must pass.
The board will also discuss the approval of entering a contract with Sea Change Therapy, LLC, who would provide occupational therapy for those students in need of services. The therapy provider is family-owned, and works within local school districts to take a hands-on approach while working with students.
The district has a limit of $59,500 allocated for this contract.
Another item on the agenda is the adoption of a Relief Fund Plan provided by the American Rescue Plan for elementary and secondary school students. The plan will go over how to address student’s academic, social, and mental health issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic.
The HBUHSD is a 9-12 district serving Huntington Beach and portions of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Midway City and Westminster.