First day of school to feature Senate pro Tem Steinberg, ‘green’ classrooms
Supervisor Serna and Superintendent Raymond will also speak at ‘Sacramento Goes Back to School’ event
August 30, 2012 (Sacramento): Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will speak Tuesday morning (September 4) at SCUSD’s first day of school celebration, held this year at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School to highlight the campus’ new “green” classrooms.
Other VIP guests scheduled to speak at “Sacramento Goes Back to School” include Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jonathan Raymond and SCUSD Board of Education Vice President Jeff Cuneo.
A premiere school serving East Sacramento, Phoebe Hearst added kindergarten to its c
lassroom lineup this fall. To accommodate the extra students, SCUSD “repurposed” and renovated a portable building with “green” features, including solar tubes, dual-pane windows and a high-tech, energy efficient heating and cooling system.
Funding for the Phoebe Hearst project came from Measure 1, a 2002 bond initiative that has been depleted over the years. Two measures on the November ballot – Measures Q and R – would allow SCUSD to implement much-needed maintenance projects and money-saving green upgrades throughout the district.
WHAT: “Sacramento Goes Back to School”
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4
WHERE: Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, 1410 60th St., Sacramento, CA 95819
MEDIA ENTRANCE: Next to school on O St. east of 58th St.
WHO: Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Superintendent Jonathan Raymond and others