Focus on Education (09/02/2014)

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COLUMBIA BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Columbia State Historic Park will hold a free Back to School Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20, with costumes, 1861 school lessons, and games and toys of the Gold Rush era at the two-story Columbia schoolhouse on the hill. Tours of the upstairs will be given by costumed volunteers. The Fiddle Gang will play and sing old-time favorites. For more, call the park office at (209) 588-9128.

RIVERBANK UNIFIED BOARD TO MEET

The Riverbank Unified School District board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the district boardroom, 6715 Seventh St. Trustees will see several student films. The board will receive a financial update showing the district spent $1.1 million less than it made last year but is poised to spend that this year, dipping $1 million into reserves. Trustees will be asked to consider a higher salary schedule for teachers for this year and discuss a multilingual pilot program. See the full agenda at http://bit.ly/RiverbankBoard.

NEWMAN-CROWS LANDING BOARD TO MEET

The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District board will meet at 6 p.m. today at the McConnell Adult Education Center, 1348 Patchett Drive, Newman. Trustees will consider approving contracts with teachers, management and support staff. See the agenda at http://tinyurl.com/NCLUSDagenda.

CERES UNIFIED BOARD TO MEET

The Ceres Unified School District board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday for a self-evaluation session, adjourn to closed session and then hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the district boardroom, 2503 Lawrence St. Trustees will welcome new employees and newly permanent teachers. The board will be asked to move forward on submissions for summer 2015 kitchen remodels for Ceres High and Westport Elementary. Trustees will get updates on construction of Walt Hanline, Lucas and Patricia Kay Beaver elementary schools and other construction projects. See the agenda at http://boardmeetings.ceres.k12.ca.us.

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