SACRAMENTO—Sacramento City Unified Schools are joining Read Across America celebrations across the country. Fans of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his 113th birthday on Thursday, March 2, 2017. His books and influence on young readers far and wide is recognized each year by The National Education Association (NEA). To celebrate reading and honor Dr. Seuss, the NEA established Read Across America Day on Dr. Seuss’ birthday as an annual nationwide celebration of reading.
SCUSD seeks community input at next Superintendent Search Town Hall Meeting at John F. Kennedy High School
John F. Kennedy High School hosts 3rd town hall on Wednesday, March 1
SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District is engaged in a series of seven town halls to seek community input on what qualities the Board of Education should consider in hiring a new superintendent. In addition, the district is using its website to conduct an online survey and is posting comments from the town halls on its website. The third town hall will be held at John F. Kennedy High School from 6 to 8 p.m.
SCUSD seeks community input at next Superintendent Search Town Hall Meeting at Hiram Johnson High School
Hiram Johnson High School to host 2nd town hall on Monday, Feb. 27
SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District is engaged in a series of seven town halls to seek community input on what qualities the Board of Education should consider in hiring a new superintendent. In addition, the district is using its website to conduct an online survey and is posting comments from the town halls on its website. The second town hall will be held at Hiram Johnson High School on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 25, 2017 (Sacramento): Decades-old Kit Carson Middle School is looking for a name to match its students as the campus evolves into a high school.
Kit Carson Vice Principal Rich Haley who serves on the committee charged with bringing recommendations to the Sacramento City Unified School District said the group has begun gathering input from the community. “We want to know what the community wants – whether we should adopt a totally new name or only tweak the name by dropping the middle school designation,” Haley said.
Sacramento city superintendent announces he will leave in June
José L. Banda will not seek contract renewal
Jan. 20, 2017 (Sacramento): With his contract expiring in June, Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent José Banda will formally announce at an 8:30 a.m. Friday press availability that he will not seek renewal of his three-year agreement with the city schools.
WHO: Superintendent José Banda and Board of Education President Jay Hansen
WHAT: Formal announcement of Superintendent Banda’s departure in June
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:30 a.m.
January 6, 2016 (Sacramento): Winter Break is drawing to a close. Sacramento City Unified School District’s principals, teachers and staff are preparing now to ensure that all campuses are open, warm and welcoming on Monday (January 9) when students return to their classrooms.
Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to designate SCUSD schools as “safe havens” that protect students regardless of immigration status.
“Students cannot learn in an environment of fear,” said Board Vice President Jessie Ryan. “Last night, by unanimously passing the Safe Haven School District resolution, our district made a strong statement that we hear our community’s fears and will do everything in our power to protect all students irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual preference or immigration status.”
Superintendent Banda’s statement on Measure G
Parcel tax would have generated $6 million-$7 million annually for SCUSD schools
November 17, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent José L. Banda today thanked supporters of Measure G and expressed disappointment over the initiative’s narrow defeat at the polls.
Measure G was supported by 65 percent of Sacramento voters – just short of the two-thirds needed for passage. Although more voters cast ballots in favor of Measure G than Proposition 55 – a statewide tax measure – Measure G failed to reach the supermajority required by law.
Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education has directed staff to begin negotiations with a potential developer for the Old Marshall School site in Midtown.
November 4, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education voted Thursday to approve a school facilities agreement with developers of The Railyards Project north of downtown.
Sacramento, CA (October 5, 2016) – RedRover, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Sacramento, California, will join IKEA at Golden Empire Elementary School on Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Sacramento City Unified School District school’s newly transformed classroom space. This classroom, as well as the staff lounge, was remodeled as part of IKEA’s Life Improvement Challenge.
SCUSD to unveil ‘hydration station’ that highlights water access issues at event tomorrow
Station will help kids learn about the importance of staying hydrated with clean, safe water
September 27, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District officials will join with partners tomorrow morning (September 28) to unveil a new “hydration station” at Ethel Phillips Elementary School and to kick-off local participation in a statewide campaign.
SCUSD students to judge ‘Veggie of the Year’ contest between high-profile chefs
Kids will taste-test recipes by culinary experts from Grange, Paragary and more
September 8, 2016 (Sacramento): Think of it as a local version of “Top Chef” with really, really tough judges.
SCUSD elementary school students will taste-test vegetable dishes crafted by five high-profile Sacramento chefs next week as part of Food Literacy Center’s fourth annual Veggie of the Year competition.
SCUSD to hand out 2,000 free kids books to promote summer literacy
Kick-off event at Sacramento Zoo scheduled for Monday
July 14, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District will launch its One Book One Sacramento summer literacy book giveaway with a rousing read-in and sing-along at the Sacramento Zoo on Monday morning.
Staying sharp: Barbers pledge 300 free haircuts to kids who read to them this summer
Partnership with SCUSD and Sacramento Public Library is aimed at combating summer learning loss
July 5, 2016 (Sacramento): To help kids stay sharp this summer, Sacramento barbers are partnering with SCUSD and Sacramento Public Library on a literacy drive that rewards students for reading.
Ten barbershops have agreed to give away 30 free haircuts this summer to students who read a book to a barber. Sacramento Public Library is supplying 300 books for the initiative.
June 29, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a $75 parcel tax measure on the November 8 ballot.
The proposed measure would fund the expansion of successful programs, including art and music enrichment, services for struggling learners and vital initiatives that make schools more positive environments for staff, families and children. The measure would sunset after six years. Senior citizens would be exempted.
SCUSD set to break ground on new classroom wing at Theodore Judah
East Sacramento campus is expanding to accommodate growing enrollment and programmatic needs
June 3, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District officials will officially mark the start of construction on Theodore Judah Elementary School’s new two-story classroom wing at a ceremony on Monday (June 6).
SCUSD school to host job and wellness fair for community
Resume-writing workshops, community college sign-ups and free health screenings on Saturday
April 28, 2016 (Sacramento): Ethel I. Baker Elementary School is hosting a free job and wellness fair for the South Sacramento community on Saturday (April 30). More than two dozen partner organizations will participate in the fair, including Sacramento City College, Sacramento Public Library, Elica Health Centers and American Medical Response.
Community members can practice resume writing, get job interviewing tips and learn how to get a job with the state. Free wellness check-ups, vaccinations and eye exams will also be provided.
Meeting on Thursday to discuss Jefferson School’s future
Community forum on Midtown site co-hosted by City Councilman Hansen, SCUSD Board Member Hansen
April 26, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City Unified School District Board Member Jay Hansen and City Councilman Steve Hansen are co-hosting a community meeting on Thursday (April 28) to discuss the future of Jefferson School at 16th and N streets in Midtown.
The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 520 18th St.
Better make room: Seniors to commit to colleges at Signing Day
Sacramento Pathways to Success partners will participate in White House ‘Reach Higher’ event
April 21, 2016 (Sacramento): Athletic signing days – opportunities for young sports stars to commit to a college – are a high school tradition. On Tuesday, April 26, other seniors will get their time in the spotlight as well.