Armijo High School staff plans Texas trip

By From page A5 | January 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Two staff members from Armijo High School may attend workshops at Rice University in Houston at a total cost to the Fairfield-Suisun School District of $3,600.

The March 3-5 trip is among matters before district trustees when they meet Thursday.

A website for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the Texas University describes the workshops as designed for new and experienced teachers who want to learn about the International Baccalaureate program, which is for highly motivated students who are encouraged to attempt a demanding curriculum.

Kim McGuire, a new Armijo High counselor, and Dan Harrison, coordinator of the IB program at the school, would attend the workshops. The approximate cost is $1,800 per participant and includes registration, airfare, hotel, ground transportation and food, according to a report for school board members.

Kris Corey, superintendent for Fairfield-Suisun Unified, said the conference is a requirement.  If our teachers do not attend, she stated, we cannot offer the program.

Trustees in September approved travel by 10 teachers and administrators to Texas for a $12,000 October trip to attend the No Excuses University national convention at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

No Excuses is a program that emphasizes that all students have the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. The $1,200 expense for each participant included convention registration, airfare, hotel, ground transportation and food.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Board Room No. 108 at the school district offices, 2490 Hilborn Road in Fairfield.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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