Sep 172012

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Wednesday interviewed a number of candidates to fill the board seat vacated by Sandra Vargas. After a round of questions, the board voted 4-0 to ask Elizabeth Bagdazian to serve the final two-years-plus of that […]

Apr 182012

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 — The West Sacramento Foundation has named its Board of Directors for 2012. They include new president, Joe Goeden, a former West Sacramento City Manager; vice-president, Maria Simas; treasurer, Jennifer Engstrom; and secretary, Kelly A. Rochester Garrett.    The board plans to continue the Foundation’s mission to distribute grant money to […]

Mar 222012
Voters lukewarm on school bond

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board appeared interested in pursuing a new local school bond or parcel tax on November’s ballot, despite a poll showing tepid public support for the idea right now. At the board’s meeting on Feb. 23, district officials heard a […]

Dec 292011
McGowan to run again

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s Mike McGowan announced this month he will run to defend the Yolo Board of Supervisors seat he has held since 1993. He has also just been named president of the California State Association of Counties – which is now involved […]

Dec 112011

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 ‘Finishing’ RCHS, building career trade school campus are both being considered’ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school district may ask local voters to approve new school bonds or parcel taxes a year from now. The money could be used to help finish the new River City […]

May 042011
Guest commentary: WUSD answers the mayor

NEWS-LEDGER – MAY 4, 2011 GUEST OPINION By Dayton Gilleland, Ed.D. Superintendent, Washington Unified School District When I arrived in West Sacramento about ten months ago, I expressed to the Washington Unified School District Board of Education that I was enthusiastic about the incredible gains the district had made in the past few years and […]