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And the candidates are…

SCUSD Board of Trustees Election Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Area 1
David Ross
Ellyne Bell
Paige Powell

Area 2
Andrea “Andie” Corso
Jeff Cuneo
Matthew Easley
Mary Hernandez

Area 6
Darrel Woo
Sharon Owens Thomas
Rob Gunn
Robert Bartron
Shane Singh


Written by scusdobserver

August 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

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I’m not your stepping stone…

A story in today’s Sacramento Bee highlights the city council race for District 5. It’s an informative article that features the rise of SCUSD trustee, Patrick Kennedy, who was elected in 2008. He ran unopposed.

Kennedy’s opponent in the race is Jay Schenirer, a former SCUSD trustee.

The underlying nuance in the article fails to mention that Kennedy’s position on the school board appears only to have served him as a political stepping stone for a higher ambition.

Conversely, Schenirer’s history on the school board (and the decisions he made regarding Sacramento Charter High School) may serve as a stumbling block.

If Kennedy’s seat on the board is vacated because he is elected to a higher office, his replacement needs to be singly devoted to helping our district solve problems and find solutions to the current devastating budget crisis. Instead of spending time raising money for a city council candidacy, he or she needs to be building consensus and focusing on the issues affecting our schools.

Written by scusdobserver

April 26, 2010 at 7:22 am

Roy Grimes unanimously elected board president

Ellyne Bell elected 1st Vice President
Patrick Kennedy elected 2nd Vice President
District news release
Current Board of Education Members
The December 11, 2008 Board meeting will be broadcast on Metro Cable Channel 14 on Monday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:00 p.m.

Meeting Highlights

Outgoing members honored by a 3-5 pm staff party, a 5:30- 6:30 final ”no action” closed session, a 6:30 to 8:00 public goodbyes including the former superintendent and all 08/09 board members.

Swearing in:
Very nice ceremony with lots of family and local area involvement reflective of the new board’s closer approximation of Sacramento’s diversity.

Organizational meeting:
Roy Grimes, Ellyne Bell and Patrick Kennedy all unanimously elected without a contest for president and 1st/2nd VP respectively. Roy Grimes formed new committees and appointed chairs.

Public comment:
Parent expressed concerns about a lack of stability in a teaching position.

Community engagement:
The January and February dates and sites for the 10 meetings to discuss school facilities possible rental income and probable closures was presented. The outreach and comment collection procedures were also presented.

The First Interim Budget was presented with the staffs’ recommendation that the district state that it is in qualified financial status which means it cannot state that it will meet its financial responsibilities when projected two years out. Action on this will be on the 18th. The consequences of qualified status – mostly in terms of County oversight and Board responsibilities were shared.

The Revised Board approved budget was presented by the staff and unanimously accepted by the Board with a 70 million dollar increase in expenditures explained as categorical fund movement.

Consent Agenda:
Board approved reports on 09 Board meetings, Williams Act complaints, grants and personel transactions.

Written by scusdobserver

December 13, 2008 at 4:51 am

And the winners are…

The winners in the SCUSD School Board election are as follows:

Area 3
Donald Terry

Area 4
Gustavo Arroyo

Area 5
Diana Rodriguez

For complete election results visit this link.

Written by scusdobserver

November 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Why Is the Sacramento Bee Withholding St. Hope Audit?

Labor and civil rights leaders and immigrants rights groups will hold a press conference today in front of the Sacramento Bee office on 2100 Q Street at 11:30 a.m.

The Communities of Color for Accountability and Change
will demand that the Bee release an Audit Report they have obtained from the Sacramento City Unified School District regarding the Sacramento Charter High School St Hope’s audit’s findings. Citizens want to know what the 2008 St. Hope Audit findings reveal before the November 4th election.

Written by scusdobserver

November 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4

Written by scusdobserver

October 30, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Election

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