The Martinez Unified School District Board tonight will discuss the results of the (API) scores. As reported on Sept. 1, the district surpassed the state target of 800, with a score of 832, 12 points higher than last year.
Six schools throughout the district also achieved scores higher than 800, and while Alhambra High was down one point from last year’s API score, the other schools in the district, with one exception, had scores surpassing last year’s.
The exception was Las Juntas, which, due to a testing error, was placed on Program Improvement, a sanction that is imposed when a school does not meet its target score. District Superintendent Rami Muth said that an audit of the school scores showed that it would have met and exceeded its API target this year, had the tests been administered correctly.
Also on tonight’s agenda is a consideration for the board to hire an engineering firm to design a new heating and cooling system for Alhambra High. The new system, according to energy coordinator Danny Hillman, will allow employees to “fine tune” the heat and air conditioning in the classrooms, saving on energy costs. The system will be installed as part of the Measure K renovation of Alhambra and other district schools.
Measure K was a $40 million bond issue approved by voters for building and technology upgrades, and other modernization programs throughout the district.
The board meets tonight, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the district office, 921 Susana St.