Oct 152012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S UPDATE: The article below discusses a petition to nullify the appointment of Elizabeth Bagdazian to the local school board and force a special election to fill the vacant seat. Late this week, the Yolo County Elections Department verified [...]

Oct 142012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 14, 2012 – The Yolo County Elections Department  has verified that there are enough valid signatures on that petition challenging the appointment of Elizabeth Bagdazian to a vacant school board seat. Her school board term has been terminated, and the WUSD school board will be required to call for a special [...]

Oct 142012
 
'Walking school bus' in Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — OCT 10, 2012 – Students at Southport Elementary participated in “National Walk to School Day” last Wednesday. Southport is one of the schools working in conjunction with “WalkSacramento” to promote the healthy benefits of walking to school.    Many students also participated in a walking school bus that day that [...]

Aug 242012
 
Girl Scouts bring concerns to WUSD boss

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 22, 2012 – A letter-writing project turned into something unexpected for members of Girl Scout Troop 2203 in West Sacramento – a meeting with the superintendent of schools in Washington Unified School District. “Troop 2203 in West Sacramento spent some time writing about improvements they’d like to see [...]

Jun 292012
 
Why not 'Teach for America'?

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 20, 2012 – Program aims to ‘close achievement gap,’ but local union objects to use of non-credentialed teachers  By Steve Marschke,  News-Ledger Editor    A proposal to bring the “Teach for America” program into West Sacramento’s school district fizzled in March, in the face of opposition from the local teachers’ union. At a [...]