Focus on Education (03/27/14)

March 26, 2014 

TURLOCK UNIFIED BOARD TO MEET

The Turlock Unified School District board will meet today to discuss public input for its Local Control Accountability Plan and consider a draft of the report that will guide 2014-15 spending, particularly of extra funding to help low-income students, foster kids and English learners. Trustees will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, 1100 Cahill Ave. The plan, which was not available online, is the only item on the agenda.

ONLINE SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS

Virtual school California Connections Academy @ Ripon has opened enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. The school will have a family information session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Holiday Inn Express Modesto-Salida, 4300 Bangs Ave. The online public charter enrolls students, kindergarten through high school, from Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.

SPECIAL-ED PANEL TO MEET

The Stanislaus County Superintendents’ Council that oversees special education outside Modesto City Schools will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in the Stanislaus SELPA conference room, 1404 Stonum Road, Ceres. The panel will consider budget development for SELPA and review its policies on testing. See the agenda at http://tinyurl.com/SELPAagenda.

MANTECA DISTRICT TAKING NAMES

The Manteca Unified School District is accepting nominations through April 3 of names for the administration office at Sierra High School. Two submissions will sent forward by the naming committee to the school board for final selection and approval. Nominations should include a submission form and no more than one page of pertinent information. For forms and information, call the superintendent’s office at (209) 858-0729. Submit nominations to: Superintendent’s Office, Manteca Unified School District, P.O. Box 32, Manteca 95336; drop off at 2271 W. Louise Ave., Manteca; email to cdeleon@musd.net; or fax to (209) 858-7570.

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