RIPON TO MEET:
The Ripon Unified School District board will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Ripon City Council chamber, 259 Wilma Ave. Board members will hear updates on California Connections@Ripon charter school's first year and on the Stouffer Field revitalization. Sober Grad facility fees and the first step in hiring a construction manager for the Weston School reconstruction will be discussed. Trustees will vote on starting a theater arts course and talk about safety plans. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/Xxy1Vz
HUGHSON TO MEET:
The Hughson Unified School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 6815 Hughson Ave. After a presentation by the Hispanic Youth Leadership Club, trustees will consider a 2.5 percent raise for all employees. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/HughsonUnified
COUNTY BOARD TO MEET:
The Stanislaus County Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Stanislaus County Office of Education board room, 1100 H St., Modesto. The board will hear a presentation on the Destination Graduation program the county office will undertake with the United Way. Trustees will also consider adjusting the salary of Superintendent Tom Changnon. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/SCOEboard
NEWMAN-CROWS LANDING TO MEET:
The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the McConnell Adult Education Center, 1348 Patchett Drive, Newman. Trustees will vote on rescheduling school board elections. The board will also be asked to approve contracts with teachers and support staff, and accept safety plans for campuses. See the agenda at http://tinyurl.com/NewmanCLagenda
The PHAST (Protecting Health and Slamming Tobacco) Youth Coalition is holding tobacco prevention education night from 6 to 10 Friday at the Modesto Nuts game, John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. The PHAST Friday event includes 300 students from 29 local high schools manning two booths with information on tobacco and the benefits of smoke-free parks. Student-created public service announcements will be shown on the scoreboard between innings.
NO SIFA MEETING:
Wednesday's meeting of the Schools Infrastructure Financing Agency Board is canceled. The SIFA Board is expected to meet May 8. For more information, contact board secretary Becky Meredith at (209) 576-4032 or board clerk Yvonne Perez at (209) 574-5000, ext. 202.
SUMMERVILLE TO MEET:
Summerville Union High School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Summerville High School library, 17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne. The board will vote on laying off temporary teachers. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/SummervilleHigh
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week announces the start of the Money Smart Hunt, a free, nationwide scavenger hunt promoting financial literacy. The Money Smart Hunt runs through April 27. The hunt is co-sponsored by the American Library Association, the Financial Planners Association, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension. For more, visit www.moneysmartweek.org/hunt
BRIGHT IDEAS GRANT:
Bret Sutterley, a fifth grade teacher at Walnut Elementary Education Center in Turlock, earned a $2,500 Bright Ideas grant from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The grant will fund energy education projects for students at Walnut, buying generators, solar parabolic reflectors, solar pond pump systems, hands-on electric demonstration systems, and other renewable energy teaching materials, Sutterley said.
CCHS OPEN HOUSE:
Central Catholic High School will hold an Academic, Athletic and Arts open house on April 30. The evening will start with a free family barbecue at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school, 200 S. Carpenter Road. There will be games and activities for children of all ages. For more information, contact Jodi Tybor at (209) 524-9611.
Oak Valley Community Bank is offering Oak Valley Community Bank's University of Finance, an EverFi program to teach, assess and certify local high school students in financial literacy. Oak Valley launched the program in Patterson and Ripon in 2012, and will add Oakdale this year. The course addresses savings and budgeting, credit scores and managing debt, tax and insurance, investing, consumer fraud and managing loans to finance higher education.
TRACY YOUTH PICKED:
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Arashpreet Kaur Gill, a senior at Tracy High School in Tracy, was one of two selected as California's 2013 National Youth Science Camp delegates. Gill plans to pursue a career in medicine.