College help on board agenda

A PROGRAM to help students plan for college is on the agenda for the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education when it meets Tuesday evening (Shutterstock).

The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education will be discussing the renewal of a partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges for the next academic year at its meeting Tuesday night.

Since the 2016-17 school year, the district has had a partnership with the nonprofit Foundation for California Community Colleges through their California College Guidance Initiative project (CCGI).

The CCGI project provides each student in grades six through 12, college and career guidance units to develop awareness and provide for utilization of online planning tools with systematic baseline guidance and support as they plan and prepare for college and career. The program provides district students monthly lessons with their counselors where they are able to develop short-term and long-term college and career plans, increasing college and career readiness.

The fee for the 2022-23 school year will be funded by College and Career Readiness grant funding, which is state-funded through California’s Cradle to Career Data System. The system aims to link existing education and social service information to better equip policymakers, educators, and the public to address disparities in opportunities and improve outcomes for all students throughout the state.

The previous board meeting was adjourned because of a member of the public and his refusal to comply with the stated GGUSD mask mandate. As a result, a number of the agenda items for that meeting have been postponed for Tuesday night.

The next board meeting is set for Tuesday, March 15. The GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove and portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

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