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 [...]

Dec 292011
 
McGowan to run again

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s Mike McGowan announced this month he will run to defend the Yolo Board of Supervisors seat he has held since 1993. He has also just been named president of the California State Association of Counties – which is now [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Apr 202011
 

EDITORIAL – NEWS-LEDGER – APRIL 20, 2011 –   Mayor Cabaldon and the local school district aren’t going to see eye-to-eye on this one. At last week’s “State of the City” address by the mayor, Cabaldon took credit for bringing leadership reform to Washington Unified School District. A decade ago, as Cabaldon reminded his audience, [...]

Jan 192011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Jan. 19, 2011 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor Washington Unified School District hosted a “town hall” meeting on January 8 at River City High School’s library. The WUSD was asking for public input on where to focus its efforts this year, under the basic strategic guidelines offered by board president Dave [...]