Education

October 8, 2013

Focus on Education (10/9/13)

The Yosemite Community College District board of trustees will meet at 3 p.m. for a board study session today and at 5:30 p.m. for the trustees’ regular meeting at the Manzanita Community Education Room, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. The board will complete its annual self-evaluation during the study session. After meeting in closed session for employee and real estate matters, the board will reconvene to hear reports and updates on accreditation and construction. See the agenda at http://yccd.yosemite.edu/Trustees.

YCCD TO MEET

The Yosemite Community College District board of trustees will meet at 3 p.m. for a board study session today and at 5:30 p.m. for the trustees’ regular meeting at the Manzanita Community Education Room, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. The board will complete its annual self-evaluation during the study session. After meeting in closed session for employee and real estate matters, the board will reconvene to hear reports and updates on accreditation and construction. See the agenda at http://yccd.yosemite.edu/Trustees.

SUMMERVILLE HIGH TO MEET

The Summerville Union High School District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Summerville High library, 17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne. The board will get updates on the Summerville Trail proposal, and iPad and wireless access progress. Trustees will vote on a job description for a crisis counselor.

WATERFORD TO MEET

The Waterford Unified School District Board will meet at 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday for a board study session and at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting in the district boardroom, 319 N. Reinway Ave., Waterford. The study session will include Waterford High eligibility criteria for activities, by-area trustee voting plans and a financial accountability plan. The board will meet in closed session from 6:30-7 p.m. At their regular meeting, trustees will get updates on district finances, Head Start and enrollment, and hear a report on suspended STAR tests for this year. The board will vote on revised policies that include allowing paid ads on its scoreboard, websites and social media. See the agenda at http://waterford.csbaagendaonline.net.

SCHOOL STANDINGS

The California Department of Education has updated the School Quality Snapshot Web application, compiling results from a dozen agency measures, including test scores, enrollment by ethnicity, graduation rate and suspension rates. See the application at www6.cde.ca.gov/schoolqualitysnapshot.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC OPEN HOUSE

Central Catholic High School will hold a fall open house from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the school, 200 S. Carpenter Road. Join students, teachers and coaches for tours of the school, fun classroom activities, games and free dinner for families. For more, call Jodi Tybor at (209)524-9611 or email tybor@cchsca.org.

YOUNG PATRIOT CHALLENGE

Students in Merced County participated in a Constitution contest, submitting posters, essays and speeches during Constitution Week, in an effort supported by the Merced County Office of Education. An awards ceremony for the Young Patriot Challenge will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946, 1390 Broadway Ave., in Atwater. For more information, visit www.ypcusa.org.

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