May 6, 1996 Contact: Carrol Moran (408) 459-2058
STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF DELAINE EASTIN VISITS CENTRAL COAST ON MONDAY, MAY 20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CRUZ, CA--Delaine Eastin, the state superintendent of public instruction, will visit the Santa Cruz area on Monday, May 20, to meet with participants in regional educational collaborations. Eastin, an advocate of educational partnerships, will visit several schools and will deliver a lunchtime speech titled "Working Together for Our Children's Future" to education, community, and business leaders.
Eastin's visit, which is sponsored by the Monterey Bay Educational Consortium (MBEC), will give regional educators an opportunity to showcase their programs and discuss the future of educational collaborations with Eastin, says MBEC Coordinator Carrol Moran.
"This visit is very much in the spirit of the consortium," says Moran. "By combining our resources, we're able to bring more attention to the range of impressive educational efforts in the Monterey Bay region."
MBEC was established in 1994 with the support of UCSC Chancellor Karl S. Pister to encourage collaborations among the educational agencies of the Monterey Bay region, including the University of California, Santa Cruz; California State University, Monterey Bay; the four local community colleges; the county school superintendents; and school district representatives. "Chancellor Pister's dedication to MBEC has energized this region and helped to bring Delaine Eastin here," says Moran.
Diane Siri, Santa Cruz County superintendent of schools, says Eastin has been a strong supporter of educational partnerships. "As a former businessperson, state legislator, and teacher, Delaine Eastin has a unique combination of perspectives that gives her a passion to move us forward," says Siri. "Educators are sometimes criticized as living in a world that is insulated from other pressures, but her experience has shown her that partnerships and collaborations are essential."
Moran and Pister will accompany Eastin during her visit. A schedule of events follows.
10:00 a.m. Santa Cruz High School, Auto Shop
415 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz
Welcome from Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Diane Siri, Santa Cruz City Superintendent of Schools Roy Nelson, and Santa Cruz High School Principal George Perez.
Eastin will meet with students from high schools in Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, and Monterey County.
11:00 a.m. Live Oak School
1916 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz
Welcome from Live Oak School District Superintendent Steve Herrington and Live Oak School Principal Sesario Escoto
Eastin will meet with participants in early literacy programs and will observe teachers demonstrating Effective First Teaching.
12:00 p.m. Luncheon at Aptos Seascape Golf Course Clubhouse
610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos
12:30 p.m. Program begins
Opening remarks by Diane Siri
Presentation by business leader
Speech by Delaine Eastin entitled "Working Together for
Our Children's Future"
1:30 p.m. Media Availability
1:45 p.m. University Collaborations
Eastin will meet with representatives of UCSC and California State University, Monterey Bay
3:00 p.m. Cabrillo College, Technology Lab
Eastin will visit Cabrillo College's new Technology Lab and will meet with participants involved with several technology collaborations. Discussion will also cover minority outreach, scholarship, and bilingual teacher development programs, as well as early childhood development.
5:00 p.m. Dinner at Chaminade Executive Conference Center with the MBEC Executive Council
1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz
Editor's Note: Reporters are invited to accompany Eastin during any part of her visit. Lunch reservations are $20 per person; please RSVP to Carrol Moran at (408) 459-2058 by Wednesday, May 8. Reporters are welcome to cover Eastin's speech without buying the lunch; there will be an informal media availability following Eastin's remarks.