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Archive for October 2008

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4

Written by scusdobserver

October 30, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Election

Board Facilities Committee Calls a Special Meeting for This Wednesday

Subject: School utilization and consolidation
When: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Where: Genesis High School, 5601 47th Ave., Sacramento

For the complete agenda, click here

Video of Tuesday Night’s Forum

Courtesy of Phil Pluckebaum

For the complete list of videos for viewing on YouTube, please visit this link.

Written by scusdobserver

October 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Candidates’ Forum Tonight at 6 p.m.

Tonight (Tuesday, October 21), a consortium of community groups are sponsoring a forum featuring the candidates for Sacramento City Unified School Board of Trustees.

The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 6 pm. at the The Charles Jones Skills Center (5451 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824). see map below.

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The forum will be moderated by the the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County.

Written by scusdobserver

October 21, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Sacramento Bee endorses three SCUSD Board candidates

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October 13, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Sacramento City Teachers Association Endorses Candidates for School Board

From the website:

Area 3 – Donald Terry, trained teachers in SCUSD. He has also taught students in the District on topics ranging from balancing a checkbook to understanding different loan programs for purchasing a home.

Area 4 – Gustavo Arroyo, legislative aide for Sen. Alex Padilla. He has worked on education legislation, monitored and analyzed 100s of education bills considered by the Senate Education Committee.Area 5 – Diana Rodriguez, product of SCUSD schools and a parent in the district. She has worked as a teacher’s assistant and volunteered at her children’s schools.

Area 7 – Patrick Kennedy, labor attorney whose wife is a substitute teacher in SCUSD. Patrick is running unopposed and will not even be on the ballot.

All four candidates support preparing young people for college OR career by emphasizing the basics (math, reading, and writing) while adding skills for the future. Students these days need computer skills, teamwork, critical thinking, as well as vocational and technical training. The candidates will promote skills that will prepare them for life by teaching them responsibility, respect, and discipline.

Written by scusdobserver

October 1, 2008 at 6:10 pm