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 […]

Sep 122012
Riverbank gets spruced up

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 5, 2012 — Riverbank Elementary was opened more than 50 years ago as a high school, later becoming Golden State Middle School and then an elementary campus. During the 2011-2012 school year the 12-acre campus was home to third through eighth graders but after a 10-week, $8-million overhaul the campus […]

Mar 242012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 — West Sacramento’s school board voted 3-0 on March 15 to restore plans for afternoon bus service from River City High School next year(with trustees Dave Westin and Mary Leland absent). A previous board vote had slated afternoon service at RCHS to be canceled.   The board left […]

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 […]

Feb 232012
School board items include discussion of whether to re-approve charter school

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 — The local school board will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at city hall to discuss a variety of issues, including the “roller coaster ride” in the district’s budget resulting from a troubled state budget. The Washington Unified School District is planning another round of reductions. Also on […]

Dec 282011

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 EDITORIAL The local school board has approved a contract with a political consultant to explore a new school bond or parcel tax in West Sacramento. The measure would seek to raise funds to build a performing arts center at the new high school, and to start a new technical education […]