March 3, 2020
Motion by Members Rachel Weinstein, Alfred Fantini, and Ayesha Wilson
Whereas the Cambridge Public School District is committed to preparing students to thrive in their careers, and
Whereas the Rindge School of Technical Arts aims to provide the best technical education for high school students in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and
Whereas CPSD, RSTA and CRLS leaders value workplace learning and seeing students obtain credentials that ensure they are highly employable upon graduation from high school, and
Whereas the CPSD budget process outlines the priorities and resources for the coming school year, now therefore be it
Resolved that, as part of a budget workshop prior to adoption of next year’s budget, the Superintendent’s administration will organize a conversation on the achievements and opportunities for strengthening RSTA, including how student enrollment in career and technical education pathways compares with the general CRLS population, how many students are provided with workplace learning experiences, how many Cambridge students are accessing career technical education in other Shared Occupational Learning Vocational Education Division (SOLVED) partnership districts, and how many students graduate with state or industry credentials.