Dec 162011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 14, 2011 – Sometimes, the News-Ledger gets letters. This week, readers sounded off on the need for a new school bond (in part to build a new performing arts center at River City High School) and on whether it’s a good idea — or a partisan political maneuver — to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mar 022011
 
School board wants 20-point gain in test scores

NEWS-LEDGER – MARCH 2, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The school board and superintendent of Washington Unified School District sat around a table for several hours on Friday, deciding on goals for the district for the 2011-2012 year. More specifically, they hashed out a set of benchmarks for the performance of their new [...]