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Sacramento City Unified Announces that Students will Begin Distance Learning on Sept. 3 as SCTA Declares Impasse
District expressed dismay over stall tactics, failing to meet the needs of our most vulnerable students; Negotiations to move to mediation as students begin school on September 3

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento City Unified School District today announced that negotiations with the Sacramento City Teachers Association have ended as the union declared impasse. In lieu of a full agreement, students will begin distance learning on Sept. 3 and 4 with a temporary schedule including primarily asynchronous minutes. On September 1 and 2, SCTA members will receive paid professional development that will allow them to best meet the academic, social, and emotional success for all students.

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Sacramento City Unified Prevails in Fight to Protect Cost Savings for Students

SACRAMENTO -  Sacramento City Unified School District prevailed today in an arbitration with Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) over a 2017 contract dispute between the parties regarding the application of health care savings.    

The arbitrator’s decision agrees with the district and found that district did not violate the contract.

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Sac City Unified Releases Comprehensive Distance Learning Plan, Commits to High-Quality Instruction and Support for All Students
Debuts Redesigned Return Together Website

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District today released additional information about how students will return to school with distance learning on September 3, with a comprehensive 27-page Return to Learn: Distance Learning Plan (PDF). This document is a portion of part two of six of the district’s Return Together Plan.

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Sac City Unified Releases Details about its Distance Learning Plan

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District released at its Board Meeting details on its full distance learning plan, after the announcement by the district - and others throughout the region – that its students would begin the year remotely. Sac City Unified begins its academic year on September 3 and is currently developing a six part “Return Together” plan. The Board presentation can be viewed here.

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Sacramento City Unified School District Announces Next School Year to Begin with Full Distance Learning

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District announced today that students will begin the school year on September 3 with a full distance learning program. This decision was made in close consultation with public health officials and the Sacramento County Office of Education, to protect the health and safety of students and staff as new COVID-19 cases have drastically surged and testing results are delayed.

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Kennedy High School Teacher Honored by the Special Olympics of Northern California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento City Unified Teacher Chloe Stidger was honored by the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) for her efforts to go above and beyond for students and encouraging an environment of inclusion and acceptance. Stidger is a Special Day & Autism Teacher at John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) and was honored alongside five other teachers in Northern California.

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Sac City Unified to Continue Providing Kids Free Meals During Summer
Serving breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 or younger at 13 sites

SACRAMENTO - Cafeterias may be closed this summer, but children and teens can still get nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District beginning June 15.

Sac City Unified has served nearly two million meals since the beginning of the COVID-19 closure. About two-third of SCUSD’s 40,000 students qualify for a free- or reduced-price meal through the federal school lunch program.

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Sac City Unified Announces New Grading Policy Encouraging Success, Not Stress

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School District today announced a new grading policy that will encourage success not stress for its students engaging with distance learning. The district – like many districts throughout the state – recognized that it must strike a balance between keeping students engaged while also addressing inequity and that may be exacerbated by distance learning and that many families are facing additional challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Sac City Unified, City of Sacramento, and Comcast Team Up to Provide Free Internet to Qualifying SCUSD Families

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sacramento City Unified School District, the City of Sacramento, and Comcast today announced a new effort to provide Sac City Unified families with free internet access. The new initiative, called Sac City Kids Connect, provides Comcast’s Internet Essentials program to qualifying low income families with internet access, provided they live in a Comcast service area.