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Help Keep Our Schools Safe During Winter Break

The Winter Break is here and on behalf of the Sacramento City Unified School District team, we would like to wish you and your entire family a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

All schools and district offices in the Sacramento City Unified School District will be closed Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. 

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SCUSD’s 2019 California School Dashboard results released

On Thursday, December 12th, the California Department of Education publicly released the 2019 California School Dashboard performance metrics for all schools.

Overall, Sacramento City Unified’s 2019 Dashboard results highlight positive change in Suspension Rate and English Language Arts performance. These improvements led to a shift from ‘Orange’ to ‘Yellow’ in both areas. We also saw improvements in other areas, and although it was minor growth, Sac City Unified is moving in the right direction. Click on the links below to see the results:

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District responds to State Auditor’s report of SCUSD
State Audit Report confirms reducing healthcare costs is critical to solving Sac City Unified fiscal challenges

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California State Auditor released a financial audit of the Sacramento City Unified School District.  The audit report considered the District’s short-term and long-term financial challenges and made recommendations to address the District’s $27 million structural budget deficit. 

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Sac City Unified Proposes New Teacher Contract and Round the Clock Negotiations to Resolve Labor Dispute and Reduce Budget Deficit
District seeks to resolve matters before school year starts so that students and families will not be impacted and distracted by negotiations

SACRAMENTO, CA – Seeking to reach an agreement with the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) before the start of the school year, the Sacramento City Unified School District has submitted a proposal to SCTA leaders and requested round the clock negotiations. The proposal would set ground rules for engaging in good faith negotiations, limit the District’s contribution to health insurance premiums, and establish an earlier school year start date.

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To Eliminate Budget Deficit And Protect Funding For Students, Sac City Unified Board of Education and Superintendent Call On Employees To Make “Shared Sacrifices”

The Sacramento City Unified School District announced in a video statement on Wednesday that it has managed to find millions in cost savings, with most cuts being made away from the classroom. However, Superintendent Aguilar and Board President Jessie Ryan warned that these cuts will not be enough to entirely address the district’s structural deficit. Both leaders called on district employees to rise to the occasion and make shared sacrifices to eliminate the structural budget deficit. Click here to watch the video statement.

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Español: Las escuelas están cerradas hoy, 16 de Nov.
Sus hijos deben permanecer dentro de la casa y no hacer actividades al exterior

Buenos días. Este es un mensaje importante del Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Ciudad de Sacramento. Las escuelas están cerradas hoy, pero queremos mantenerlo actualizado sobre el estado de la calidad del aire. Los niveles de calidad del aire se mantienen a niveles muy peligrosos esta mañana. Cuando la calidad del aire alcanza estos niveles, su hijo debe permanecer dentro de la casa y no hacer actividades al exterior hasta que la calidad del aire se mejore.

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Sac City Schools Will Continue Keeping Students Indoors Due To Poor Air Quality

UPDATED 11/14/18 @ 8:05 P.M. - Our schools will remain open Thursday, November 15th. We understand that many of our families count on us to provide students with a safe and supervised environment to go to during the day. We take this responsibility very seriously and before making the decision to keep our schools open, we did check on the air quality conditions at our schools and consulted with leadership at the Sacramento Air Quality Management District.

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Sac City Schools Are Keeping Students Indoors Due To Poor Air Quality

UPDATED 11/14/18 @ 8:05 P.M. - Our schools will remain open Thursday, November 15th. We understand that many of our families count on us to provide students with a safe and supervised environment to go to during the day. We take this responsibility very seriously and before making the decision to keep our schools open, we did check on the air quality conditions at our schools and consulted with leadership at the Sacramento Air Quality Management District.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Athletic Field at Hiram Johnson High School
***GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**

***UPDATE AT 2PM ON 11/9–THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCREASINGLY POOR AIR QUALITY***

What: After decades of playing on an old and outdated field, student athletes at Hiram Johnson High School can finally celebrate the grand opening of a new athletic field and facility paid for with voter approved bond money. To celebrate the grand opening of the new field, members of the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education, Superintendent, student athletes, coaches, teachers and school staff will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Sacramento City Unified Board of Education Approves 2018-19 School District Budget, Faces $24.3M Deficit

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Thursday night, the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education unanimously approved a $555.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In recent years the district has been facing a number of significant cost increases to cover its obligations, including a state-mandated increase in the amount school districts have to pay for pension contributions administered by CalPERS and CalSTRS and rising health care costs. To balance the budget, the district projects it will need to spend $24.3 million from its reserves in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Albert Einstein’s FIRST Robotics Team Awarded Monsanto Fund Grant

Sacramento – Students at Albert Einstein Middle School have found outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund recently awarded a one-time $1,500 grant to FTC Team #6949, the Einstein Eagles, to support their FIRST Robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in the program. Employees from the local Monsanto site invited Albert Einstein Middle School to apply for the grant in September.

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SCUSD Food Literacy Program to Receive $72,000 Grant from Raley’s

To kick-off Sugar Awareness Week, Sacramento City Unified School District’s Food Literacy Program will be announcing that Raley’s has awarded $72,000 to the program. The Food Literacy Center inspires and teaches low-income elementary children to eat their vegetables by teaching them to cook and the importance of nutrition to improve our health, environment and economy. The programs mission is to inspire kids to make healthier food choices.

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Historic Agreement to Increase College Entrance and Graduation Rates Signed by Sac City Unified and Region’s Leading Higher Education Institutions

SACRAMENTO, CA Sacramento City Unified School District announced today a major new agreement with U.C. Davis, Sacramento State, U.C. Merced, and the Los Rios Community College District to collect and share data that will enable the district to identify the challenges that prevent students from obtaining a high school diploma and transition successfully to a college or university. Click here to watch highlights of the press conference.