Jun 262014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 26, 2014 – West Sacramento’s school district tonight will discuss putting a $49.8 million bond on the November 4 ballot, where it would need 55 percent of the vote to succeed. The money would be used to help fund a lengthy list of repairs and upgrades to facilities in the Washington [...]

Jun 072013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 7, 2013 – West Sacramento’s public school district announced yesterday they will hold a special strategic session on Saturday. The meeting will cover “governance team building” as well as “goals, objectives, policies and priorities” for the school board and district. The special session begins at 9 a.m. on June 8 in [...]

Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]

Mar 052013
 
Kirby-Gonzalez wins board seat

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 5, 2013 West Sacramento voters today used an all-mail election to fill the last year and a half of a vacant four-year seat on the local school board. The Yolo County Elections Office has released the preliminary results of that vote, and the apparent winner is Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a teacher in [...]

Mar 012013
 
EDITORIAL: choices for school board

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 27, 2013 – NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL: West Sacramento voters this week will take a look at a slate of five contenders, and choose one to fill a vacancy on the local school board. There are some people in the community who wish to vilify one candidate or another. The current love/hate [...]

Feb 272013
 
Turney: communication is key

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — Feb 20 & 27, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “Better communication” is an important theme for Nicholas Turney, one of five candidates running in a special election March 5 to fill a vacant seat on West Sacramento’s school board.   So it gave Turney “renewed hope” when the current [...]

Feb 212013
 
Castillo wants to be 'parent advocate'

By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “I’m a parent advocate,” sums up 32-year old Francisco Castillo of Southport, who is one of five people running for a vacant seat on West Sacramento’s school board. Castillo said that what originally drew him into the school board race was his family’s need to camp at night outside their [...]