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District Announcements


The Esparto Unified School District is proud to announce that the Esparto High School Advanced Placement team (led by Mr. Jeff Sammons and Mrs. Alexis Kersting) have been selected to make a presentation at the prestigious AP® Annual Conference. Mr. Sammons and his team submitted a presentation titled, "Creating and growing an AP program in a small rural high school." The district's AP program has been recognized by the College Board for increasing the number of students taking and passing AP exams.


This annual conference is regarded as the top professional development opportunity in advanced secondary education. Attendees include teachers of the more than 30 AP courses offered, counselors, superintendents, and school principals.


Three Esparto High School Students participated in the Lion's Club Speech Contest on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Students were asked to prepare a 5 to 10 minute speech on the topic of "Is the right to privacy a threat to our National Security?" 


The three students spoke gave wonderful speeches in which they summarized the arguments for the individual right to privacy, but recognized the importance of national security. Our two runner-ups were Oscar Murillo and Lizette Torres. They each received a certificate to commemorate their participation.


Ruby Virgen was selected as the winner of the Speech Contest. She will now be moving on to the Lions Club Zone Level. Speakers who make it through all four levels will gain scholarship funds in the amount of $22,000. Wishing Ruby the best in her pursuit of these scholarship funds!


The State Board of Education recently approved a new accountability system for all public schools in California. The new system will be called the California School Dashboard and is designed to provide parents with the ability to evaluate the eight state priority areas. 


School districts expect the California School Dashboard to be unveiled in March 2017 on the www.cde.ca.gov website. State Board of Education President Mike Krist described the new system as an important part of the process to improve public schools in California. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson describes the California Dashboard as an example of the collaborative, creative work of the diverse constituencies of the state's educational community.


School principals will hold workshops for parents to visit the webpage and learn about the new system. Please contact your school principals with any questions.


The Daily Democrat recently published an article regarding our Spartan Girl's Soccer team.


An excerpt is included below by Tommy McCormick:

For the first time ever high school teams from Woodland are playing soccer during the winter since the change was made prior to this season. Esparto, however, is used to playing its schedule at this time of year. The Spartans girls team is off to a solid start after winning their Sacramento Valley League opener 6-3 over Live Oak on Thursday. Junior Elizabeth Montes racked up four goals in the win, while freshman Alicia Montes added a goal and senior Daniela Hernandez tallied one goal and one assist — senior Fernanda Diaz also had an assist.


Esparto (5-3, 1-0 SVL) got to play Woodland Christian — one of the three schools with a team in Woodland — earlier in the season, coming away with a 9-0 win on a day where Diaz led all scorers with three goals. Of their five wins, the Spartans have shut out the opposition four times. Their head coach Maria Vargas said the coaching staff is looking to fix up games against both Woodland and Pioneer in the future, noting that the talent level of both squads would be good experience for her team.


Through eight contests senior Julianna Bailon has team-high 12 goals, second on the team is Elizabeth Montes with nine — there are only two games to this point where neither of them scored.

Meanwhile, Diaz has scored five goals and four assists and Hernandez has two goals to go with four assists — the two are tied for the team lead in the latter category, just ahead of Bailon’s three. While statistically those girls stand out, Vargas said the coaches emphasize the need for the whole team to be involved to win games.

“We like to push the girls to defend as a team and attack as a team,” she said. “We push the forward to work as the first line of defense and try to get our defense to stay involved even when the ball is in the attacking third.”


Students in grades 2-5 have begun preparations to participate in the Spelling Bee.  It will begin with a spelling test in individual classrooms, followed by a grade level Spelling Bee.


There will be a school-wide Spelling Bee for the finalists on Friday, January 27th at 1:00 PM.  The school is adhering to the Scripps National Spelling Bee protocol and word lists.  Parents are invited to contact Erika St. Andre, Principal of Esparto Elementary School to find out more about the upcoming Spelling Bee.



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Bid Opportunities

Project # 2017-06 Bid Package 2

Esparto High School

Sports Field Improvements


Notice is hereby given that the Esparto Unified School District, hereinafter referred to as the Owner will receive sealed proposals for the Esparto High School Sports Field Improvements Project as detailed in the bid documents.  Sealed proposals must be received at the District Office, 26675 Plainfield Street, Esparto, California no later than 10:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at which time they will be opened and publicly read. (Bid date changed by Addendum No. 5)


A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (PST) at the Esparto Unified School District Office, 26675 Plainfield Street. Esparto, CA.  The architect will be present to discuss the project.

No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)].


No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.


This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.

Bid Documents will be available on the District website http://www.espartok12.org/bids.  A digital copy will be provided at the Pre-Bid Meeting.  


NOTE:  The complete general requirements are included in the bid documents.  Click HERE for more information.


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Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

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