CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 |
In a decision hailed by advocates for the handicapped, a federal judge ruled that a 9-year-old mentally disabled girl should be allowed to attend a regular public classroom. U.S. District Judge David Levy rejected the argument of Sacramento City Unified School District officials that Rachel Holland should spend at least half of her time in a special-education class.
September 9, 1989 |
Striking Sacramento teachers rallied at the state Capitol on Friday as talks broke down with no date for resumption. More than 1,200 of the Sacramento City Unified School District's 2,000 teachers remained off their jobs for the fourth day Friday. Negotiations broke off at 12:30 a.m. Friday. Paula Caplinger, spokeswoman for the Sacramento City Teachers Assn., said the district walked out of the meeting.
September 6, 1989 |
About 2,500 teachers, counselors and nurses on Tuesday rejected the Sacramento City Unified School District's offer and went on strike on the first day of classes after negotiations that stretched into the early morning. In the nearby San Juan School District, however, teachers earlier agreed to postpone their threatened strike while they seek the help of a mediator in their talks. And in San Jose, a tentative contract settlement was announced shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
August 22, 1999 |
If educators are looking to evaluate California's impending school reforms, they need only visit the state capital. There, Sacramento's own campuses have already established the types of bold changes that lawmakers have recently mandated for the state's 8,000 schools. Sacramento ranks its campuses by test scores, holds schools accountable for academic progress and requires regimented phonics programs in its elementary and middle schools.
January 20, 1987 |
Teachers of the Sacramento City Unified School District, seventh largest in California, went on strike today after the collapse of contract talks. Administrators said that the district's 75 schools were open and that most students were attending school, although some classrooms had no teachers. About 400 substitutes from a pool of 700 were believed to be working along with a few hundred teachers who did not honor picket lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2004 |
As it faces a possible $27-million budget shortfall, the Sacramento City Unified School District may eliminate or combine some of its elementary schools as one of many cost-cutting measures under consideration. Declining enrollment in elementary schools -- and indications that that trend will continue -- led to the school closure study, district officials said. The study has not been completed or presented to the school board for a vote.