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, [...]

Mar 022011
 
School board wants 20-point jump 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 superintendent, [...]

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 [...]

Dec 152010
 
Westin offers proposals for future of West Sac schools

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Thursday re-elected businessman David Westin as board president and chose Teresa Blackmer as vice president for the coming year. In other board changes, former trustee Matt Stegman has finished his school board service after deciding not to run for re-election this year, [...]

Oct 202010
 
School board race, 2010

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Every year during West Sacramento’s local election season, the News-Ledger invites each candidate for local office to a sit-down interview for publication in our pages. This year was no exception.  Over the past two months, the News-Ledger has published an interview with each of the candidates running for mayor, city council or school board. [...]