At the June meeting of the North Coast Advisory Council (NCAC), Coast Unified School District (CUSD) Superintendent Scott Smith addressed the emphasis that the District places on the educational approach termed “No Child Left Behind.”  Specifically, Superintendent Smith spoke of the positive and proactive nature of this approach to help prevent the negative feelings and hopelessness that can lead to school violence.

     To meaningfully enact the “No Child Left Behind” philosophy, the District highlights the importance of students maintaining their grade level, ensuring they do not fall behind, fail classes, or suffer the pressure of being held back a year.  Superintendent Smith also spoke of the importance of the Leffingwell Continuation High School.  In particular, Cambria is one of the smaller towns to host a continuation high school, helping to ensure that all students’ learning needs are met.  All students are helped and encouraged to meet graduation standards.

     The next monthly meeting of the NCAC will be on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be found on the home page of the NCAC website ( All are invited to attend and participate in these important community discussions.