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Teachers of the Year Prepare for Sacramento County Competition

Sacramento City Unified School District’s 2017-18 Teachers of the Year: Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill of Rosemont High School and Mrs. Elizabeth Henrikson of Sutter Middle School have been nominated for Friday’s Sacramento County Office of Education Teacher of the Year Awards at the Hilton Arden West starting at 6:30pm. Both will be introduced by former students who can attest to the effectiveness of their teaching abilities. Below is some background information about Mrs. Siegert and Mrs. Henrikson.

Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill

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SCUSD Statement on Charlottesville

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District today issued the following statement regarding the recent events in Charlottesville:

The tragic events in Charlottesville are a sad reminder that racism, hate, and bigotry are still very much alive in our society. These are incredibly challenging times for our nation and its youth, and a strong reminder of why our district designated itself a Safe Haven School District. 

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Sacramento City Unified School District holds job fair to hire school support staff
200 jobs offered at similar February event

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento City Unified School District is hosting a job fair to fill classified positions such as bus drivers, food service assistants and custodians on Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the district headquarters located at 5735 47th Ave. in Sacramento.

Other available jobs covered by the fair include instructional aides in special education and child development, library media tech assistants and various substitute positions.

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City schools granted additional nutrition funding

Sacramento City Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-18 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at 11 school sites by way of the new Community Eligibility Provision funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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Sacramento City Unified School District holds job fair to hire school support staff

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento  City Unified School District is hosting a job fair to fill classified positions such as bus drivers, food service assistants, and custodians on Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the district headquarters located at5735 47th Ave. in Sacramento.

Other available jobs covered by the fair include instructional aides in special education and child development, library media tech assistants and various substitute positions.

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Sacramento City Unified Board of Education approves 2017-18 school district budget, faces future budget deficits
District reserves will cover current budget but state-mandated PERS/STRS contribution increases and a $621 million other post-employment benefits (OPEB) unfunded liability will require district to reduce spending in future years

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Wednesday night, the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education unanimously approved a $566.99 million budget at a special meeting of the board. While current revenues are sufficient to cover spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year, budget staff warned that spending in future years will need to be reduced in order to avoid fiscal trouble.

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SCUSD petitions Public Employment Relations Board for independent review of its contract offer after teachers’ union leaders delay approving the district’s offer to award pay raises and free health insurance for teachers

SACRAMENTO, CA – After almost nine months of teacher contract negotiations, including four unsuccessful mediation meetings with the assistance of a State Mediator, the Sacramento City Unified School District today filed a request with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to conduct an independent and unbiased review of its contract offer to the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA)—the union representing the district’s 2,400 teachers and other employees.

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Sacramento City Schools hosting public meeting today for ‘Central Kitchen’ project

WHAT:                 The Sacramento City Unified School District invites the public to learn more about the launch of its Central Kitchen project at a public meeting today. SCUSD’s Central Kitchen project was approved by voters in 2012 as part of Measure R. District officials expect the Central Kitchen to help offer students healthier food options that will include more local fruits and vegetables and menu items created ‘from scratch’.

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Trustees set to vote on new superintendent for Sacramento city schools

What: The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Trustees will vote to approve Mr. Jorge Aguilar as the district’s next Superintendent at their May 4th meeting. Mr. Aguilar comes to SCUSD from the Fresno Unified School District where he has served as a Deputy Superintendent for the past nine years, playing an instrumental role in significantly improving Fresno’s graduation rates. Mr. Aguilar is the son of immigrant farmworkers and often spent his summers as a teenager working in the fields of the central valley. Mr.

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Compassion is theme for student art work, live performances featured at Friday summit

Student visual, performance, and digital arts work featuring the theme of compassion will be highlighted at the 3rd Annual Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Showcase Summit of student art and videos at the on Friday, April 28 at the Serna Center Community Rooms. City of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is the special guest speaker and Council Member Rick Jennings and Sue Keister of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) will emcee the event.

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Jorge Aguilar selected as finalist in Sacramento City Unified School District superintendent search

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2017
CONTACT: Alex Barrios (916) 752-3705

SACRAMENTO, CA – In its search for a new Superintendent, the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education has selected Mr. Jorge Aguilar as its finalist. Mr. Aguilar currently serves as the Associate Superintendent for Equity and Access at Fresno Unified School District and is recognized as a state and national education leader.

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State schools chief honors city schools’ leadership in protecting undocumented students
Torlakson recognizing Sacramento City Unified during town hall at Oak Ridge Elementary School cafeteria Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.

SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will recognize the Sacramento City Unified School District’s pioneering Safe Haven campaign during a town hall at Oak Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

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Sacramento City Unified School Board completes public process for superintendent search, prepares to interview candidates
Hundreds of parents, students, staff and members of the public representing broad and diverse segments of the community provided their input on the qualities they desire in a new superintendent. Input was collected through an online survey and at town hal

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) Board of Education has completed its schedule of town hall meetings and finalized results of its online survey that sought community input on the desired qualities in a new superintendent. Eight meetings were held at schools and locations throughout the district with participation from over 372 attendees that represented a broad and diverse group of parents, students, staff and community members. Comments from each town hall are posted on the district website.

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Sacramento City Unified School District leaders will stand in solidarity with other safe haven districts and sanctuary city officials at ICE Director town hall to show its support for policies that protect the rights of undocumented immigrants.

The SCUSD will join other region leaders to send a strong message to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials that it will continue to stand up for the rights of immigrant students and parents.

WHO:                  Sacramento City Unified School District Board Members Jessie Ryan and Mai Vang, school district officials, other regional leaders

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Leonardo da Vinci K-8 celebrates seasonal, healthy eating at special Spring Feast

SACRAMENTO—Leonardo da Vinci students will enjoy a spring feast on Tuesday, March 28 at 12:15 p.m. to underscore the message that healthier food choices can be tasty and important to a positive lifestyle. Seasonal, farm-to-fork eating also contributes to sound nutritional choices. A 2010 UCLA study about obesity among children and its impact, reported that “Nationally, medical costs alone for obesity reach $147 billion each year.

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SCUSD holds final town hall tonight to gather community input before hiring new superintendent
Town hall is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at American Legion High School. Online survey deadline to add comments about superintendent search is March 17.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District is concluding tonight 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.

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SCUSD holds two more opportunities this week for community to offer input into hiring of new superintendent
Will C. Wood Middle School hosts town hall tonight; Luther Burbank to host Thursday town hall. Both town halls are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

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 fifth town hall will be held at Will C. Wood Middle School tonight – Wednesday, March 8. A sixth town hall will be held Thursday, March 9. Both meetings are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Sacramento City schools launch ‘Safe Haven’ campaign to protect undocumented students

Community leaders pledge support for the district’s efforts to inform every student and their families of the legal rights of the undocumented by distributing tens of thousands of ‘know your rights’ fliers at all schools, coordinating with community organizations to provide legal resources in classrooms, and covering all campuses with banners and lawn signs promoting inclusion and welcoming all students.

SACRAMENTO, CA—The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) today announced the launch of a campaign to protect its undocumented students and staff amid