The Black Learners Advisory Council
The Black Learners Advisory Council was adopted by the Chula Vista Elementary School District located in Chula Vista, California. This council was started because there was a need to address what was happening with our Black/African American students who were overall underperforming on academic achievement tests and being suspended 3 times more than any other ethnic group in the district.
We have started this blog with the hopes that it will inform, encourage, and bring greater awareness of the experiences and obstacles that our Black/African American students and their families face.
We hope you will be a partner with us as we tell our stories, develop strategic partnerships and promote Equity and Excellence for all students in our care.
Chula Vista Elementary School is committed to ensuring that EACH CHILD is an INDIVIDUAL of GREAT WORTH!
Join us for our first General Meeting of 2021-2022 on Zoom Thursday, August 26 at 6:00 pm. You must Register Here.
Click here to watch a video https://vimeo.com/493507535
B-LAC Celebrates Black History Month with a Black Author in our community, Dawn McCuin who will be presenting on “How to get a book published?” She is a Math/Science teacher at HighTechHigh in Point Loma and author of the children’s book “We Can Do It!”. Available on Amazon.
|African American History Month In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history. 50 years later, the week became a month, and today February is celebrated as African American History Month. The month of February was chosen because it celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both of whom dramatically affected the lives of African Americans. Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was a writer, lecturer, editor, and civil rights activist who escaped slavery at age 21 and went on to campaign for the abolition of slavery, establish a newspaper, and hold the office of Minister to Haiti. He was a major voice in the anti-slavery/civil rights movement of his time. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), as the sixteenth president of the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, thereby declaring that all slaves within the Confederacy would be permanently free. Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH) founded by Dr. Woodson, sets the theme for the month.|
Please note that the Thursday, November 18 B-LAC General Meeting has been cancelled. We are encouraging our families to come to the Wednesday, November 17 CVESD Board Meeting to show support for our student needs. The CVESD Board Meeting is located in the Board Room at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. This is a great way to meet the B-LAC Board and get to know us in person. Children are welcome!
Let’s lift every voice and sign until earth and heaven ring with the harmony of Liberty!
The B-LAC Strategic Planning Committee will meet on Friday, September 10 at 2:30 pm on TEAMS. If you are interested please completed the form link.
Want to serve on the B-LAC Board or one of the B-LAC Committees? Submit your name, contact information and a brief bio as to why you want to serve on the B-LAC no later than Friday, September 10. Send your information to
B-LAC Committees: Strategic Planning; 2. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP); 3. Curriculum; 4. Parent, School, and Community Outreach.