Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 18.7 Review and Potential Approval of Bel Air School order with Wilson Language Training (Foundations) **Original 15.20 moved during Agenda Approval
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1:
All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and career.
File Attachment:
BAES Fundations Quote .pdf
Summary: In January of 2021, Bel Air was the recipient of the Early Literacy School Block Grant (ELSBG). For the past year and a half, Bel Air grant lead participants have engaged in a variety of trainings, meetings, as well as professional development, and an accredited course focused on early literacy and vocabulary development and the science of reading.

During the past school year, Bel Air has implemented a variety of assessments in order to help guide our instruction. The assessments used were DIBELS, iReady, Core Phonics, and various Wonders assessments. Teachers along with administrators used PDSA Cycles of Inquiry to look at our assessment data results to help us identify students who were in need of additional instructional support and to help improve outcomes for our students.

Through this process, the data has shown a need for a multisensory explicit systematic foundational skills program with an emphasis in phonemic awareness and phonics. Next school year we have decided to implement Wilson Fundations and Geodes as a supplement to our Wonders Core Language Program.

Fundations provides all students in K-3 classrooms with a systematic program in foundational skills for reading and spelling, emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics-word study, high frequency-word study, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, and spelling. Fundations is a multisensory, structured, systematic, cumulative and explicit program designed to actively engage students in their learning.

We will also be using Geodes decodable books for decoding and fluency. Each book enables students to apply decoding skills while learning about important ideas in science, history, and the arts. These texts combine Wilson’s expertise in foundational reading skills instruction and they align with the scope and sequence of Fundations.
Funding: Title 1 Site Based Funds -3070
Fiscal Impact $76,739.81
Recommendation: Move to approve Bel Air School order with Wilson Language Training (Foundations).
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Michele McKimmie - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Marji Calbeck - Director of Elementary
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve Bel Air School order with Wilson Language Training (Foundations).'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes