Jedediah Smith Elementary opens school year with new name
SCUSD Board of Education approves switch to Leataata Floyd Elementary

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At its September 6 meeting, SCUSD’s Board of Education voted to change the name of Jedediah Smith Elementary School to honor Seavy Circle and New Helvetia community activist and school volunteer Leataata “Tata” Floyd. The school is also working to implement its theme for student learning “The Panther Way.”

The school kicked off the 2012-13 year with several recent celebrations. On August 29, school staff and staff of the Boys and Girls Club and City Year Sacramento participated in the third annual Jed Smith Community Walk and Meet the Teacher Night. Dozens of families came by both neighborhood centers to meet with school personnel in a true community outreach event.

On September 4 — the first day of school — more than150 family members accompanied their students to class.