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SCUSD 10-14 plan — putting children first

Read the SCUSD document here:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/45026013/SCUSD-Strategic-Plan-2010—2014-Putting-Children-First

Remaining dates for community input:

July 6    Tuesday    6:00 p.m.    Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School
July 7    Wednesday    6:00 p.m.    John F. Kennedy High School
July 8    Thursday    6:00 p.m.    Luther Burbank High School
July 13    Tuesday    6:00 p.m.    Serna Center

Link to send an e-mail to your board member. Choose by area.

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Written by scusdobserver

June 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

Why the high school counselor issue is important to elementary teachers

During the recent labor agreement vote between SCTA and SCUSD, a lot of secondary teachers expressed concern that although elementary issues (CSR in K-3) were addressed, their primary concern, the reduction in the number of school counselors were not directly addressed by the agreement. Many voted for the agreement in spite of that, because they saw the value of elementary CSR. I think it is important to understand why this is so critical for all teachers (including elementary teachers like myself).  I had some conversations with two high school teachers in the district, Lori Jablonski (McClatchy) and Larry Ferlazzo (Luther Burbank), here is what I found out.

Counselors at high schools provide two valuable services. They help kids with emotional and other problems that need to get solved. Given how many students there are in a comprehensive high school (or even a middle school) and how they are distributed (multiple teachers), they can easily fall between the cracks. Having a counselor to refer students to is a critical safety net.

In addition, they advise students on what classes they will need to take to meet their academic goals. Many colleges require that a counselor write a recommendation letter for applicants for admission or scholarships. At McClatchy, they were originally set to have ONE counselor for the entire school of over 2,000. The Superintendent’s most recent email indicates that the level will be about 3x that figure. But, that would just be at QEIA schools (not McClatchy), and at those schools, it would mean shifting money from other programs (like CSR at Burbank). Even then, that would increase counselors to 1 per 1,000 or 1,500 students. Will that be enough? High school teachers don’t think so.

How would you feel as the parent of a student in one of these high schools? How do you feel as the elementary teacher of some of these students? All of us (elementary, middle, and high school teachers) spend a lot of time preparing these students to be college-ready, it would be a shame if they missed the “finish-line” because there wasn’t a counselor to help them with their paperwork. That’s why this issue is not just important for secondary. We need to make it clear that counselor staffing is our next priority and that any further money or savings should be spent on returning counselors.

Written by alicemercer

June 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Budget forums begin next week…

The district has scheduled four community forums to discuss SCUSD budget cuts. Each is scheduled from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17 – McClatchy High School, 3066 Freeport Blvd.

• Feb. 23 – Rosemont High School, 9594 Kiefer Blvd.

• Feb. 24 – Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road

• March 3 – location to be announced

Complete results of both of the district’s online surveys will be released next week.

Written by scusdobserver

February 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

County will begin series of flu shot clinics at Hiram Johnson

Sacramento County’s series of free public clinics to distribute the vaccine against the H1N1 flu starts on Monday.

For the first two weeks, the vaccine will only be for those in priority groups
-Pregnant women
-Healthcare workers
-Persons caring for children under 6 months of age
-Children and young adults aged 6 months to 24 years
-Adults aged 24-64 with underlying medical conditions

If you plan on attending one of the free clinics, you may save time by downloading the consent form and bringing it with you.

Here is a complete schedule of the upcoming clinics:
Hiram Johnson High School
Monday, November 16th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
6879 14th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820

Rio Linda High School
Tuesday, November 17th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6309 Dry Creek Road
Rio Linda, CA 95673

Loaves & Fishes
Wednesday, November 18th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1321 North C Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Casa Roble High School
Thursday, November 19th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
9151 Oak Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662

Samuel Pannell Community Center
Friday, November 20th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
2450 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832

Town & Country Lutheran Church
Saturday, November 21st 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
4049 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

First Covenant Church
Monday, November 23rd 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
10933 Progress Court
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

La Sierra Community Center
Tuesday, November 24th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
5325 Engle Road
Carmichael, CA 95608

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Monday, November 30th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

North Highlands Community Center
Tuesday, December 1st 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6040 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA 95660

Isleton Elementary School
Wednesday, December 2nd 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
412 Union Street
Isleton, CA 95641

South Natomas Community Center
Thursday, December 3rd 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
2921 Truxel Road
Sacramento, CA 95833

Antelope High School
Friday, December 4th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4635 Elverta Road
Antelope, CA 95843

American River College
Saturday, December 5th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841

Sheldon High School
Monday, December 7th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8333 Kingsbridge Drive
Sacramento, CA 95829

Anthony Pescetti Community Room
at City of Galt Police Department
Tuesday, December 8th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
455 Industrial Drive
Galt, CA 95632

Burbank High School
Wednesday, December 9th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
3500 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95823

Citrus Heights City Hall
Thursday, December 10th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
6237 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Florin High School
Friday, December 11th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
7956 Cottonwood Lane
Sacramento, CA 95828

Franklin High School
Saturday, December 12th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
6400 Whitelock Parkway
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Mesa Verde High School
Monday, December 14th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7501 Carriage Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Folsom High School
Tuesday, December 15th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1655 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630

St. Rose Parish
Wednesday, December 16th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
5961 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95824

Sacramento High School
Thursday, December 17th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2315 34th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Encina High School
Friday, December 18th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
1400 Bell Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825

Rosemont High School
Monday, December 21st 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
9594 Kiefer Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

Natomas High School
Tuesday, December 22nd 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
3301 Fong Ranch Road
Sacramento, CA 95834

Robertson Community Center
Monday, December 28th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
3525 Norwood Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838

Sears – Florin Mall “Drive-Thru”
Tuesday, December 29th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
7000 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823

St. Anthony’s Church
Wednesday, December 30th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
14012 2nd Avenue
Walnut Grove, CA 95690

First Baptist Church
Monday, January 4th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4401 San Juan Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Elk Grove High School
Tuesday, January 5th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Grant Union High School
Wednesday, January 6th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1400 Grand Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838

Sunrise Mall “Drive-Thru”
Thursday, January 7th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6041 Sunrise (behind Sears)
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Inderkum High School
Friday, January 8th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2500 New Market Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835

Valley High School
Monday, January 11th 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
6300 Ehrhardt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95823

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 12th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
6929 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95823

Christ Community Church
Wednesday, January 13th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
5025 Manzanita Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608

Sacramento City Public Safety Center
Thursday, January 14th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
5770 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

County Administrative Center
Friday, January 15th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
700 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Written by scusdobserver

November 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Luther Burbank groundbreaking today

The $24.5 million Luther Burbank Regional Sports Complex will commence groundbreaking ceremonies today at 10:00 a.m., at 3500 Florin Road, Sacramento.
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Written by scusdobserver

October 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Kevin Johnson in the news…

Mayoral Forum at Luther Burbank High School Leaves Many Asking, “Where’s Johnson?”
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From the Washington Post:

The head of a nonprofit organization that D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has listed as a potential contractor to overhaul academically troubled high schools is under a federal investigation stemming from allegations that he fondled a teenage girl.

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From the Sacramento Bee:

Johnson agreed to pay teen girl $230,000, draft of document shows

Written by scusdobserver

May 20, 2008 at 1:04 pm