Nov 292011
 

  NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – 2:54 p.m., Nov. 29, 2011 – UC Davis police used pepper spray on a group of nonviolent protesters on Nov. 18, creating a controversy discussed around the world. This afternoon, the Yolo County District Attorney’s office released a copy of a letter bearing today’s date in which D.A. Jeff Reisig and [...]

Nov 282011
 
Shaping future of West Sac's Washington neighborhood

West Sac’s Washington District is now a disparate mix of longtime residents, old houses, shiny townhouses, skyscrapers, and the homeless NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Officials from West Sacramento and the federal Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) gathered at a street corner in the city’s Washington neighborhood on [...]

Nov 142011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 9, 2011 – The City of West Sacramento announced Oct. 20 that it had received a $496,000 federal grant to implement a new “Safe and Healthy Routes to School Project.” The grant was administered by Caltrans. The project will seek to “establish a culture of walking and biking to school [...]

Oct 292011
 
WUSD board president promises 'extremely good news' at upcoming address

NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 26, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   Local school district officials believe they’re riding a wave of success, and that feeling will likely be celebrated in Tuesday’s first-ever “State of the District” dinner and address.   The keynote speech will come from Dave Westin, president of the board of trustees [...]

Sep 072011
 

WUSD schools met the goal of Board President David Westin to achieve a 20-point increase in API scores overall this year. In fact, scores at the district went up 28 points. The gain makes for a 48-point increase in API scores districtwide over two years. Westmore Oaks this year joined Bridgeway Island and Southport elementary [...]

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 [...]