Focus on Education (11-11-13)

November 10, 2013 

CHATOM TO MEET:

The Chatom Union School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chatom Elementary School, Room 32, 7201 Clayton Road, Turlock. The board will recognize board President Kevin Blount for 20 years of service and consider several contracts for tutoring services. See the agenda at http://www.chatom.k12.ca.us/board-agenda.

HUGHSON TO MEET

The Hughson Unified School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 6815 Hughson Ave. Trustees will hear a presentation by Susan Hatch’s second-grade class and discuss Common Core math pathways. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/HughsonUnified.

SYLVAN TO MEET

The Sylvan Union School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district boardroom, 605 Sylvan Ave. Trustees will get an update on Common Core implementation and consider a $28,000 contract for a redistricting study. The board might vote on a construction change order, saving the district nearly $100,000 on its $4.8 million Sherwood School modernization project. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/SylvanBoard.

VALLEY HOME TO MEET

The Valley Home Joint School District board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Valley Home School library, 13231 Pioneer Ave., Valley Home. (No agenda was available.)

CERES TO MEET

The Ceres Unifed School District will hold an English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee meeting to discuss its accountability plan for student achievement at noon Wednesday in the district office, 2503 Lawrence St., Ceres. See the agenda at http://boardmeetings.ceres.k12.ca.us.

KEYES BOARD TO MEET

The Keyes Union Elementary School District board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Keyes Elementary School cafeteria, 5680 Seventh St., Keyes. Trustees will hear a presentation on school bonds and student testing. See the agenda at http://www.keyes.k12.ca.us/board-of-trustees.html.

SUMMERVILLE TO MEET

The Summerville Union High School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Summerville High School library, 17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne. Trustees will consider paperless agendas and extra instructional materials for several classes. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/SummervilleHigh.

YCCD TO MEET

The Yosemite Community College District board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the district board room, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Trustees will hear a presentation on the Modesto Junior College programs for at-risk youth and single parents, as well as information about the state chancellor’s office accountability report. See the agenda at http://yccd.yosemite.edu/Trustees.

KNIGHTS FERRY TO MEET

The Knights Ferry School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Knights Ferry School cafeteria, 12726 Dent St., Knights Ferry. The board will discuss changes in state testing and the results of an actuarial study on retiree health liabilities. See the agenda at http://www.knightsferry.k12.ca.us/board.html.

STANISLAUS UNION TO MEET

The Stanislaus Union School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 11 of the district office, 2410 Janna Ave., Modesto. Trustees will get an update on facilities and use of bond funds, as well as class sizes and a student tracking system for its buses. The board could vote on a contract for a student information system. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/StanislausUnion.

WATERFORD TO MEET

The Waterford Unified School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district board room, 319 N. Reinway Ave., Waterford. Trustees will consider sending a plan for by-area trustee elections for county approval. They could also set priorities for spending Common Core funds and accept an enrollment report showing an uptick in student attendance. See the agenda at http://bit.ly/WaterfordBoard.

COMMON CORE CREDITS

Fresno Pacific University is offering for-credit courses in Common Core English-language arts through its Center for Professional Development from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Billy Joe Dickens Continuation High School, 6937 Fox Road, Hughson. One unit is $135, two units cost $270 and the full three-unit offering is $405. For more information, contact Dave Fry at (209) 380-5546 or dave@pdi4edu.com.

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