La Cumbre Jr High to Discontinue Core Knowledge Program
Update by an edhat reader
A meeting was held Friday morning with over 50 parents and the Principal backed down an apologized from his decision to end CK program. But the district is receiving unprecedented transfer requests, the deadline is 5pm today. Another meeting is at 11:30am and parents are meeting at Goleta Library on Saturday.
By an edhat reader
In an unexpected and hasty move, the new Principal of La Cumbre Junior High Bradley Brock informed perspective 7th-grade parents Wednesday evening that the popular Core Knowledge Program is being discontinued and will not be accepting incoming 7th-grade students for the 2020/2021 school year.
With just two days before intradistrict transfer applications are due, it is causing many parents to scramble and rethink their enrollment decision. Being within the attendance area of La Cumbre we had heard wonderful things about and were excited for our son to enter the Core Knowledge Program. La Cumbre is the smallest junior high school and this decision will likely make it even smaller.
Unfortunately, Jo Ann Caines is not with us to defend this program and advocate for Westside families. I'd like to hear from former students and parents about your experiences at La Cumbre and the Core Knowledge Program. Possible solutions for this quick decision that caught us off guard: • Extend the deadline for transfers? • Continue the Core Knowledge program for one year and give proper advance notice to next years 7th grade parents?