With his contract expiring in June, Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent José Banda formally announced on Friday, January 20, 2017 that he will not seek renewal of his three-year agreement with the city schools.
The Sacramento City Unified School District will host a Teacher Recruitment Event on January 20, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Serna Center, District Office, located at 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is one of the key pillars of the Linked Learning approach to education, along with wrap-around student support, rigorous academics and technical skills. This hands-on approach to education has been largely achieved through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
SCUSD schools will be working all year on developing the social-emotional skills of students — competencies that can lead to success in class and happiness in life.
Each month, teachers and staff will be focusing on one social-emotional learning theme. This month’s theme is Perspective-Taking. In order for children to develop their ability to understand and respect the perspectives of others, children must be given multiple and diverse opportunities to activate their prefrontal cortex.
H.W. Harkness Elementary School sixth grade students participated in their very own farm-to-fork celebration last month. Thanks to their recent fall foliage planter project with SAP and Hands on Sacramento, they were able to harvest and sample red, butter and Romaine lettuce in their salads.
Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday released his budget proposal for 2017-18, a conservative plan that would lower funding to schools this year and provide essentially flat funding to K-12 education in 2017-18.
Governor Brown cited recent revenue declines and uncertainty about the future as rationale for lowering funding for schools by $500 million in the current year. He is also proposing little more than a cost-of-living increase in the 2017-18 budget that he presented Tuesday.
Open Enrollment is an opportunity for families that live within SCUSD boundaries to apply for spots in schools beyond their neighborhood school or to apply for enrollment in specialty programs and schools.
SCUSD will be offering two Open Enrollment periods over the next few months: One for students who will be entering middle and high schools next fall and one for students who will be entering an elementary school or a K-8 school next fall.
Sacramento City Unified was recognized as a leader among California districts on Wednesday when state Superintendent Tom Torlakson called on other K-12 organizations to adopt “safe haven” resolutions similar to SCUSD’s.
A living testament to the benefits of staying active, Luther Burbank High School Food Service Assistant Roosevelt Knox will celebrate his 95th birthday on Saturday.
“Roosevelt has great attendance and he comes to work every day well dressed and ready to work,” says Supervisor Cyndi Neaves. “He enjoys supplying extra fruit and milk on the lines during service for the students. He is an independent worker and we have enjoyed working with him.”
After 27 years with the district, Mr. Knox has indicated he will retire at the end of this school year.
Students from four SCUSD elementary schools — Bret Harte, Earl Warren, Ethel Phillips and Isador Cohen — received brand new bikes on Sunday during a daylong holiday event at the Golden 1 Center.
A total of 4,000 bicycles were distributed during the fifth annual Bike and Toy Giveaway coordinated by Destiny Community Center in Rocklin in partnership with the Sacramento Kings Foundation, Buzz Oates Charitable Foundation and Ramco.
Tootsie, a 3-month-old calf, visited Pacific Elementary School today to help children learn where milk comes from.
The Dairy Council of California sponsors the Mobile Dairy Classroom that features Tootsie and a 3-year-old Holstein cow named Snickers. Several SCUSD schools will be visited as part of a program to bring the farm to schools.
SCUSD’s Board of Education elected Jay Hansen as President at its most recent meeting. Jessie Ryan was elected First Vice President and Darrel Woo was voted Second Vice President. Together, the three serve as the Board’s Executive Committee.