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High school board expects schools to open possibly by next

The re-opening plan is to provide the option for students to study on campus; students can choose to continue remote learning if they wish. The district outlined a plan in which students would learn in a hybrid model if schools open before spring break, with 50% of students attending one day and the other half attending school the next day.

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Galt elementary schools’ tentative plans are to open

(7 days ago) Superintendent Karen Schauer said the district’s plan is to open schools to on campus learning on Nov. 30, “if systems are ready for safe and efficient learning services.” The board tabled an action item on an agreement with the certificated union to reopen schools for on-campus instruction through a blended learning program.

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High school district will hire therapists for upcoming

(6 days ago) All three high schools will receive a therapist in the upcoming school year, thanks to the board’s approval of hiring therapists with funds from the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant, according to the Galt Joint Union High School District during its June 10 board meeting.

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Re-opening school discussions focus of elementary district

(3 days ago) Re-opening schools was the entire focus of the public comments made during the meeting, as well, with parents making impassioned pleas as to the necessity of letting students learn in the classroom. Board members noted afterward that they are doing everything they can to make re-opening schools a reality.

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Elementary board tables letter to CDPH News

(5 days ago) The board noted that the Schools Insurance Authority (SIA) has told them that due to local boards of education and the superintendent not having discretion on whether or not to enforce the mask mandates for students and staff, the district is required to exclude a …

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Galt school districts to share $1 million News

(7 days ago) The Galt Schools Joint Powers Authority (JPA) on Sept. 21 voted to transfer $1 million out the Local Agency Investment Fund. Galt’s two school districts will each receive its share of the $1 million, with 60 percent going to the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District and the other $400,000 bound for the Galt Joint Union High School District.

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Elementary superintendent announces retirement News

(3 days ago) Schauer has put down roots in Galt, alongside her husband Richard. Their sons, Benjamin and Joseph, both attended Galt schools. A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Schauer was the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Schauer said …

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Local high school students present ‘In the Heights

(1 days ago) Galt and Liberty Ranch high schools’ Infinite Theater Group returns to the stage with its spring production of “In the Heights” beginning this Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., in the Galt High School auditorium. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. through March 7. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for

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CSD non-compliant with mandated yearly inspections at Galt

(3 days ago) Hansen confirmed that the new fire marshal has already scheduled inspections with Galt high schools and will be collaborating with the elementary school district as well. “The inspections are the Fire Marshal’s top priority,” Hansen said. The Fire Chief also said the fire department was taking steps to ensure compliance in the future.

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Back to school – Finally News galtheraldonline.com

(9 days ago) Schools can now begin reopening after the county’s COVID case rate falls below 25 new cases per 100,000 residents. In late February and early March, both local school boards approved agreements with the certificated and classified unions, which represent the districts’ teachers and support staff, to reopen schools this month, after

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High school district commits COVID funds News

(7 days ago) The board closed out the night by discussing different sources of funding from the state and federal level to help balance the impact of COVID-19 on the district’s schools and how much the district has received from each source.

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High school is back in session – on campus News

(7 days ago) The streets were packed with cars Monday morning as both Galt and Liberty Ranch high schools opened their campuses for the 2021-22 school year. Although still required to wear masks inside the classroom, this will be the first time in a year and half that the schools will hold classes on campus with a full school day schedule since the

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Emotions overflow on mask mandate for upcoming elementary

(6 days ago) In K-12 schools, masks are optional outdoors, while K-12 students are required to mask indoors. Adults in K-12 schools are required to mask indoors as well. People exempt from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition will need to wear a non-restrictive alternative like a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge; schools must

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Galt elementary district confident in new approach to

(7 days ago) Two days before Governor Gavin Newsom ordered schools closed in counties on watch lists for upswings in COVID-19, the Sacramento County Office of Education’s Superintendent David Gordon and County Health Director, Dr. Peter Beilenson announced that county schools

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High school district losing all three principals News

(5 days ago) Galt Joint Union High School District trustees on Feb. 9 approved resignations for principals at all three of the district’s schools. Bob Rappleye and Maria Orr, respectively the principals at Galt and Estrellita high schools, plan to retire at the end of the school year. Orr said before the meeting that she looked forward to spending more

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High school board says yes to online tutoring News

(2 days ago) High school board says yes to online tutoring. In a bid to give students more “equitable” access to tutoring, the Galt Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees has approved a contract with an online education company, though not without some skepticism. The board also inducted new student representatives and recognized retiring

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High school district pushes forward for solutions to

(7 days ago) Although only a fraction of the high school district community responded, parents and Galt Joint Union High School District staff have differing opinions on what the reopening of schools should look like. Where 53% of responding parents would like to see students back on campus, only 38% of responding staff members agree.

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High school district hires new superintendent News

(2 days ago) Next on the agenda was deciding on what type of block scheduling to use at both high schools. Clark Carter, who teaches at Estrellita Continuation High School, spoke during the public hearing. “The hybrid/blended will offer the best option for the most students (in the district),” Carter said.

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Elementary district passes small cohort re-opening plans

(3 days ago) Elementary district passes small cohort re-opening plans. The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees met via zoom on Oct. 21 to hear plans on re-opening schools. Superintendent Karen Schauer asked the board to approve re-opening on Oct. 26 for small cohorts at 25% capacity. After lengthy discussions and numerous teachers

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Elementary district puts grant dollars to work at Fairsite

(2 days ago) The two schools are in need of carpeting, painting, roofing and some heating/air equipment upgrades. Young will continue working on plans for maintenance and repairs at the other district schools. Schauer reported that a research-based school climate survey would be administered in November to all district staff, parents and students in grades 5-8.

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Trustees hear plans for reopening high schools News

(3 days ago) Reopen plans. Superintendent William Spalding and Director of Curriculum Sean Duncan laid out the five plans for reopening the schools for Aug.10. Both Spalding and Duncan said they will be ready but are waiting for mandates from health authorities and the state. “There is much we don’t know and what we do know is that everything changes

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Patrick Maple – Galt high school board News

(3 days ago) During his time on the Board of Trustees for Galt, Maple said he was instrumental in the building of Estrellita and Liberty Ranch high schools. Graduation rates, according to Maple, climbed from 80% to 90% during those years, and state testing rose 200%. During his tenure from 2014 through 2018 on the board, the Galt High School Sports Hall of

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Elementary district to navigate cuts of up to $1.5 million

(4 days ago) According to the state’s presentation, schools across the state will experience a shortfall in the coming year of up to $32 billion; $1.5 million will have to …

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Elementary district’s tentative plans for in-person

(1 days ago) Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Superintendent Karen Schauer informed parents and teachers of the district’s plans to provide in-person instruction after Governor Gavin Newsom announced he wants to see schools re-open as soon as possible.

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Elementary Food Service Director Svoboda takes lunchtime

(8 days ago) After working at numerous schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District at various positions, including a site supervisor and taking lots of classes at Cosumnes River College in food services, he arrived in Galt with firsthand experience and a good education to help him succeed.

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Galt schools dial back reopening of campuses due to surge

(6 days ago) All schools will be able to open for in-person instruction if the county is able to remain in the Tier 2 Red level for at least two weeks. Masks will be provided for …

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Melissa Neuburger Galt high school district board

(6 days ago) Melissa Neuburger was the 1985 valedictorian at Galt High School. “I attended UC Davis where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, with a minor in education in 1989, followed by a doctoral degree in human development in 2002,” Neuburger said.

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Sixth graders to participate in Sly Park Education Center

(4 days ago) The school board voted approval to support Sly Park participation for individual schools based upon school interest. Students who attend a school not participating would have the opportunity to participate with another school, if space is available. All five school sites have committed to participating in …

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High school district receives $15M state grant News

(2 days ago) He said in a release that these programs “blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields.” Sonia Lasyone, the district’s chief business official, said at a special school board meeting on May 26 that 123 applicants sought a total of $709 million in funding.

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Infinite Theatre students win big at competitions

(1 days ago) Earlier this year, the group competed against 65 other schools from Northern California at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival. At that February event, Kayli Roberson, Gabe Montesano, Taylor Little, Jason Lee, Lauryn Gibson, Gage Joyner, Britney Bauner, Nina Mendez, Matt Cypert, Nate Fausto and Braden Birks earned a Bronze award for a one-act play.

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Casey Raboy – Galt elementary school board News

(7 days ago) All her children went through Galt schools. Her oldest graduated from UC Santa Barbara and is a teacher. She has three sons in college and her two youngest still attend Galt schools. “Each has a solid foundation for life, which is what every parent wants,” Raboy said. “Although parenting never ends, and my children range in age from 10 to

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Hawks and Warriors play first sports contest of school

(8 days ago) The short time that local schools were given to plan their seasons, in addition to several schools not playing this season, has resulted in an abbreviated golf season for both the Warriors and Hawks. Bradshaw Christian doesn’t have a girls golf team, while Rosemont is not playing this year; as a result, both schools will play just a handful

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Masks, student retention bill among hot topics at GJUHSD

(6 days ago) Principals at all three high schools gave energetic updates on the 2021-22 school year preparations for full-time in-person instructions. Eighteen students in the district have requested to be on independent study, but otherwise events and activities have been prepared for students this week at both Galt and Liberty Ranch high schools.

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Galt Youth Master Plan is complete News

(1 days ago) The Galt Youth Master Plan provides a vision for Galt’s youth. It is a working document that examines both the strengths and the weaknesses of the service available for Galt youth. It identifies needs the community has and who can provide those needs, and it gives the city of Galt and the schools a roadmap for moving forward.

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Superintendent Dr. Robert L. McCaffrey with Galt

(6 days ago) He empowered school administrators to soar for their schools and grow in their leadership. This included Dr. Jeff Jennings, progressing in his Galt career from teacher, principal and assistant superintendent to superintendent, and Dr. Jerry Keen, serving as principal to service as the GJUESD Director of Educational Services.”

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Galt schools prepare for swine flu prevention News

(2 days ago) Concerns over swine flu exposure at area schools were sparked after three students at a private middle school in Fair Oaks were recently confirmed to be ill from the virus. They join over 30 confirmed cases of the swine flu, with 150 probable cases in California as of press time, and more cases being reported around the nation and the world

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Seeing pink – 33 Galt elementary teachers receive layoff

(9 days ago) Elementary schools will lose some vice principals, many reading specialists and English language resource teachers. The number of students in the kindergarten through third grade classrooms will increase by 25 percent, going from 20 students to 25. The 33 teachers who will lose their jobs are the newest hires in the district, unless they have

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High school graduations this Friday, Saturday Lifestyle

(6 days ago) June 3 – Last day of school for the high schools. June 4 – Galt High School graduation (attendance by ticket only) June 5 – Liberty Ranch High School graduation (attendance by ticket only) June 7 – First day of high school summer school at both Galt High and Liberty Ranch. June 14 – Flag Day. June 20 – Fathers Day. June 21

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Schauer announces retirement as superintendent News

(3 days ago) Additional COVID relief funds include Esser II, which will provide $3,434,656 and might be used for preparing schools for reopening and improving air quality in schools, among other projects. In the final method of funding, the district expects to receive $7,643,315 through the …

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Elementary district pushes through year with expanded

(9 days ago) Parents can call 209-744-4545, ext. 337 or email [email protected] For Spanish, Vanessa Torres will be available to answer parent phone calls in Spanish from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Friday. Parents can call 209-745-1546, ext. 308 or email [email protected]

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Two hundred twenty fruit trees planted for joint Liberty

(4 days ago) The Liberty Ranch High School FFA has teamed up with McCaffrey Middle School to create a joint-school farm that will eventually produce fruit and vegetables to be served with lunch at both schools. LRHS FFA students have already planted 220 fruit trees on one of the three acres set aside for the farm on the McCaffrey campus.

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Dan Denier – Galt high school board News

(Just Now) Daniel Denier’s family has a 100-year legacy in the Galt area. He is no exception. He grew up on Twin Cities Road on the family farm, graduated from Galt schools and continues to give back to the community by serving. He currently is the president of the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees.

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State writing exam for grades seventh and fourth open 2009

(7 days ago) The result is a recalculation for all schools to find their base 2008 API, so their 2009 scores, without the CAT-6, can be used to measure growth. Recently fourth and seventh grade students completed the California Standard Test in writing.

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Terry Parker News galtheraldonline.com

(9 days ago) All 3 of our high schools have their own unique educational offerings. GHS – new state of the art science building and remodeled ag rooms and engineering, Liberty Ranch – newly renovated Ag building with state of the art welding and floral shop. Estrallita – …

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Galt elementary board welcomes Felix to ranks News

(2 days ago) Cagle felt that Felix was invested in not only the district, having three children attending Galt elementary district schools, but also the community. He moved to appoint Felix, and Papineau seconded the motion, which passed with a unanimous vote. Felix and his …

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Three budgets for one district

(7 days ago) With a new governor in charge of the state, the Galt elementary district thought it could let out a sigh of relief. Governor Jerry Brown is known as an advocate

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Turpin will lead Hawks as Liberty Ranch’s first athletic

(2 days ago) The search has ended. Mike Turpin was approved by the Galt Joint Union High School Board on June 9 to be the first athletic director at Liberty Ranch High School, ending a long search by Galt’s newest high school for a leader to guide its athletic program. Turpin brings a long history of coaching experience to Liberty Ranch.

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