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Sacramento, California

Archive for May 2008

Bret Harte PTA E-waste Collection Day

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May 31, 2008 at 1:25 pm

SCUSD breaks ground today on another small high school

SCUSD begins construction today on The School of Engineering and Sciences . The construction cost for both the school and library is $33.7 million. Located in the Pocket area of Sacramento, the school’s enrollment is currently about 180 middle-school students who are currently hothoused at a nearby elementary school. The new facility will serve seventh- through 12th-grade students and will feature a community, joint-use library and sports fields.

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May 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Jump Start 21 Conference this Saturday

at John F. Kennedy High School.
JumpStart21 will connect youth with job, internship and community service opportunities for summer 2008. The purpose of JumpStart21 is to offer youth ages 16-18 an opportunity to explore internship, community service and employment possibilities in the sports and entertainment industry for summer 2008 by bringing together employers, community based organizations, public agencies and educators in a job fair and conference environment.

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May 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Sac PD says Sacramento High case is closed

Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel said Wednesday his department will not reopen its investigation into a Sacramento Charter High School teacher’s report last year that a 17-year-old student told him she was inappropriately touched by Kevin Johnson.

Braziel spoke by phone “for about an hour” Wednesday morning with representatives of the District Attorney Jan Scully’s office.

Mayor Heather Fargo requested the investigation last week
. A Fargo spokesperson said that the mayor appreciated the chief following through on the matter, and respects his decision.

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May 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm

SCUSD Board considers axing year-round schools

From today’s Bee:

Parents and teachers are pleading with Sacramento City Unified trustees to rescind a decision to put the district’s last eight year-round schools on a traditional calendar.

District officials argue that the change will save as much as $550,000 – and help them chip away at a $24.5 million deficit.

SCUSD Observer comment:
Again, the process is flawed…
The SCUSD Board did not properly consider the impact these proposed cuts will have on real people. They did not seek to involve anyone in a discussion about it — something this particular group of politicians botches on a monthly basis. Maybe the next elected board (this November) will practice more open communication, better transparency, and a little compassion when it makes decisions for the constituency it is supposed to serve.

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May 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

SCUSD Suspension Data 2006-07

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May 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Posted in School Suspensions

Councilmember Fong cites concerns at Sac High

Quoting from the Sacramento Bee story of 5/24:

(City Councilmember Rob Fong) noted that in his prior role as president of the Sacramento City Unified School District board, he supported (Kevin) Johnson’s effort to take over Sacramento High and turn it into a charter.

“I cast the deciding vote,” Fong said. “Given the information that’s come out about Kevin Johnson and this girl in Phoenix … to say I feel let down is an understatement. When I see allegations now about girls in Sacramento, at that high school, it concerns me greatly.”

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May 25, 2008 at 3:26 pm