Aug 092012
 
School board seats are in play

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG. 8, 2012 – Vargas, elected in 2006, tenders her resignation but gives no official reason By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board is in flux, with three of the five seats up for election in November and a fourth board member announcing her resignation. Board member Sandra Vargas [...]

Aug 082012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 8, 2012 – In today’s News-Ledger newspaper, we mentioned that Alicia Cruz (“parent/community volunteer”) and Coby Pizzotti (“consultant/legislative advocate”) have filed candidacy papers for the school board election. Fresh news this morning is that Katie Villegas has just done the same. She is executive director of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance [...]

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 [...]

May 202012
 
Award for Bridgeway Island school

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 – Bridgeway Island Elementary School was named a “Title I Academic Achievement Award” again this year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. It’s the second consecutive year for the award. The honor goes to schools that meet performance standards “meeting the educational needs of students living at or [...]

May 082012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) invites you to their community meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Riverbank Elementary School, 1100 Carrie Street. The meeting will focus on education, with guest speakers including the Riverbank principal and vice principal (Mike Woodcock and Shamryn [...]

Mar 312012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 – A citizen’s committee charged with studying the real estate owned by Washington Unified School District has recommended that the district not sell off any “surplus” property at this time. But the committee recommended that WUSD “evaluate the advantage of consolidation of site usage or joint facility usage to make [...]