The Turlock Unified School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Turlock High School Performing Arts Building, 1600 E. Canal Drive. The board will vote on an organizational plan for technology positions, to include hiring a network systems supervisor and a secretary. Cost is estimated at $200,000 over the next two to three years. Trustees are expected to rescind the layoffs of 25 support staff and part of a 26th position. From 6 to 6:30 p.m. there will be a Character Counts reception. To see the agenda, visit http://bit.ly/TurlockBoard.
SALIDA TO MEET: The Salida Union School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom,5250 Tamara Way. Trustees will consider tentative contracts with district teachers and managers, as well as layoffs of support staff. To see the agenda, visit http://bit.ly/SalidaAgenda.
SYLVAN TO MEET: The Sylvan Union School District board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 3520 Rexford Drive, Modesto, for a governance retreat. To see the agenda, visit http://bit.ly/SylvanBoard.
SUMMERVILLE TO MEET: The Summerville Union High School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Summerville High library, 17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne City. Trustees will consider new contracts with changes in salaries for four administrators. The board will hear a report on bond projects and weigh adoption of high energy standards, seeking state funding of that construction.
WATERFORD TO MEET: The Waterford Unified School District board will hold a closed-door session at noon Wednesday for the superintendent's evaluation in the district's Conference Building, 219 N. Reinway Ave.
CERES CITY & SCHOOL MEETING: A joint meeting of the Ceres City Council and Ceres Unified School District board will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ceres Unified boardroom, 2503 Lawrence St. Trustees and council members will hear a presentation by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the Local Government Commission. Also to be discussed are plans for 2013-14, including developing a long-term plan for shared use facilities including a swimming pool, a football stadium, jogging-walking-biking path, soccer field upgrades and a performing arts center.
COLUMBIA DIGGINS: Columbia State Historic Park will be presenting "Diggins 1852," an annual living history event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 to June 2 at the park. More than 150 costumed volunteers portray everyday life in 1850s mining camps, answering visitors' questions in character and telling stories of their lives. Sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park, admission is $1 to $5. There is no charge for parking and admission to the park. For more, contact Columbia Visitor Services at www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia or call (209) 588-9128.
MJC STUDENT PLAYS: The MJC Theatre Department will present the New Play Fest 2013 on June 13-15 and June 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre of the Performing and Media Arts Center. The New Play Festival is a staging of world première plays written by students in the MJC playwriting class. The six one-act plays are directed by theater students and produced by Professor Michael Lynch. Tickets are $8-$10 at the door 90 minutes before performances.