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Sac City Unified Implements Engagement and Outreach Program to Keep Students from Falling Through the Cracks During Distance Learning
District continues to work to meet students’ academic, social and emotional needs during school closure

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento City Unified School District announced today a program to collect and track student engagement data as part of its distance learning plan. The district’s program involves a survey and extensive outreach to track students who have been unaccounted for or disengaged during its distance learning plan and to use that information to make contact with those students to check on their academic, social and emotional needs.

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Sac City Unified Announces Extension of School Closure Through June 11
District plans to begin distance learning by April 13

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento City Unified School District today announced an extension of its school closure through its academic year ending on June 11, 2020. The announcement was made as part of the district’s efforts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The district made the decision after consultation with the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and with full support of Sacramento County Public Health.

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Sac City Unified Begins Teacher Training for Distance Learning, Secures 20,000 Chromebooks for Students

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento City Unified School District has announced it has begun a teacher training program to implement distance learning for students during the COVID-19 closure. The district proposes to begin the formal distance learning plan by April 13. The training is offered online and was first posted on March 30. The district also placed an order last week for 20,000 Chromebooks to provide to students for distance learning.

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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.

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.