Dear Franklin Families,
At last night’s Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) meeting, Superintendent Sandra Lyon and SMMUSD Ed Services gave some good news on VSS updates:
- Class-size Reduction: confirmed for 25:1 ratio in grades K-3
- Literacy Coach: in consideration of Franklin’s big enrollment size, instead of having just one full-time literacy coach, we will have an additional 60% every week.
- The Arts: PS Arts will be providing Franklin — Grades TK – 2: Three 10-week rotations of visual art, theatre and music; Grades 3-5: Two 15-week rotations of visual and performing arts. These are in addition to existing SMMUSD music/instrument programming and 5th grade ballroom dance. Our current Arts/Music teachers will start conversations with PS Arts shortly to explore opportunities to continue teaching through PS Arts.
We will continue to keep you updated on other VSS items as we learn more.
Thank you for your continued support to make Franklin excellent!