Focus on Education (12-16-13)

December 15, 2013 


The Patterson Joint Unified School District board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the district office, 510 Keystone Blvd., Patterson. The board will elect officers. Trustees will consider a contract with California Consulting for grant writing services and approval of a budget update. The board could also vote on school safety plans available for viewing at the district office.


The Sylvan Union School District board will have a budget study session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom, 605 Sylvan Ave., Modesto.


The Hughson Unified School District board elected Rick Applegate to continue as president and Jim Hudelson to continue as clerk for 2014. Regular meeting dates remain at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the district board room, 6815 Hughson Ave. A “Life of a Husky” program is being developed at Hughson High School, focusing on healthy lifestyle choices.


Representatives of a senior citizens organization and a taxpayers organization are being sought for the the Sylvan Union School District Measure A Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Interested individuals should send a letter of intent with a completed application by Jan. 22 to the district, 605 Sylvan Ave., Modesto 95350, attn: Yvonne Perez, business services. For more, call (209) 574-5000, ext. 233, or email


LearningQuest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers will open evening classes for Spanish and English GED beginning Jan. 29. There is a Jan. 22 intake, testing and orientation session. Only those with ninth-grade reading level will be able to enroll and the Spanish GED class has a waiting list. The classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at 1032 11th St., Modesto. They will cost $100 per month and have a one-time book fee of $50. Scholarships are available. For more, go to Find the application link under “How Our Program Works.”

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