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Parent Forum for WUSD Budget and Program Planning

Parent Forum for WUSD Budget and Program Planning

The Washington Unified School District (WUSD) is inviting parents to play a role in developing a plan that will provide optimum educational benefits for all students. A parent meeting, Feb. 18, will seek input in creating the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a vital element of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Please get involved in decisions facing the WUSD on how new state education funds will be spent on West Sacramento students. The WUSD plan must address the needs of all students, and include a special focus on low income, English learners, and foster youth.

Parents, please attend the public meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Washington Unified School District, room 75, 930 Westacre Rd. (the portable building across the street from the skate part.)... Read More

Farm to School Workshop January 24

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Department Agriculture, along with over 20 event co-sponsors, is hosting a farmer/school food service educational workshop on January 24 at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute. The workshop will focus on building a stronger infrastructure for farm-to-school sales in Yolo and Sacramento counties through the use of a distributor/aggregator.

The workshop is expected to attract food service professionals, farmers and policy experts from around Northern California, as well as representatives from co-sponsoring organizations including, the California Farm Bureau, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Farmer Veteran Coalition, California Department of Education and the Greenwise Joint Venture.

Free Financial Aid Workshop for College Bound Teens January 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library will host a free financial aid workshop for teens and their parents on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Independent college adviser and owner of Davis-based The Right College for You, Jennifer Borenstein, will speak to college-bound teens and their parents about the financial aid process and changes in the application process this year.  She will address the different types of federal, state and private aid options, who is eligible and how and when to apply for financial aid.

“With the rising cost of higher education, college-bound teens and their parents need to be informed about all the financial support options available to them,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “They can start their information gathering by attending this free workshop on January 12, specifically designed to help teen college applicants navigate the often complex financial aid process.”

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

October 30, 2013 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today made available the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) form parents or guardians are required to use ..... Read More

Yolo County Day Reporting Center Hosts Inaugural Graduation Nov. 19

Many former offenders struggle to find success because the transition to life after incarceration is difficult.  There are a variety of challenges, such as a lack of job training, lack of a high school diploma or equivalent, and the absence of valuable life skills.  The Yolo County Day Reporting Center, which opened in February 2013, provides vocational training and life skills programs designed to provide former inmates and offenders the skills needed to find and keep a job.  On November 19, noon to 2:00 p.m., the inaugural class of the Yolo County Day Reporting Center will be honored for successfully meeting many of these challenges and completing the core components of the transition program.  Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto will be the keynote speaker during the graduation which will take place at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center located at 1280 Santa Anita Court in Woodland.

Sacramento History Museum Offers Special Docent Training Session on Sept. 30!

Sacramento History Museum Offers Special Docent Training Session on Sept. 30!

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is proud to present a special docent training session for community members interested in donating their time to help support the Sacramento History Museum’s worthwhile programs. The complimentary training session is scheduled for Monday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School, NOW Accepting New Students

West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School, NOW Accepting New Students

West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School (West Sac Prep) is accepting new students in grades 6 -12. West Sac Prep is a great, in-town option for parents seeking a school where their students will fit in and succeed. Student interests drive inquiry-based learning projects and prepare them for post-high school educational options — 4-year university, 2-year college, tech, trade or military.

Interested parents and students are invited to attend an informational session and new student orientation on August 14 at 9:00 AM. We are located at 1504 Fallbrook Street. Please call 916-375-7680 to register.  School starts on August 21st... Read More