Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/12/2024 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.23 Review and Potential Approval to Reapply for the Quest Foundation Grant for Crossroads Alternative High School
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:
Summary: Crossroads is requesting approval of a grant in the amount of $28,000 to partially fund two staff members. One is Vivica Taylor, a certified social worker. The other is Feli Mercado, a bilingual certified family life coach and certified parent educator. Vivica and Feli have been part of MDUSD for many years. Their fields of expertise will provide opportunities for family wellbeing. According to the CDC the teen pregnancy rate in 2018 was less than half of what it had been in 2008. However, that does not negate the fact that teen parents face multiple, difficult challenges in their lives. Childcare, education, employment, housing, health care, nutrition, and physical and emotional safety are all requisite conditions that must be present if teen parents and their children are to be successful. If any of these is inadequate or missing, the teen parent may struggle to be successful. Schools working with teen parents typically have responsibility for one critical area of life - education. What about health care, social services, public resources, and childcare. Excluding any of these life skill areas is clearly not in the best interests of teen parents. Our wraparound services address all of these needs. We cannot solve them all, but we are able to offer support and guide them toward resolutions and this support continues well after a student graduates.
Funding: Quest Foundation Grant
Fiscal Impact No cost to the general fund.
Recommendation: Move to Approve QUEST Foundation Grant for Crossroads Small Continuation High School for 2024-2025 in the amount of $28,000.00
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Alma Healy - Administrative Secretary II
Signed By:
Samantha Allen - Director of Secondary Schools
Signed By:
Adrian Vargas - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Keisha Nzewi Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to Approve QUEST Foundation Grant for Crossroads Small Continuation High School for 2024-2025 in the amount of $28,000.00'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Erin McFerrin     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes