The Esparto Unified School District is set to receive a $120,000 grant to help support Career Technical Education programs in the district. The grant aims to increase Career-Technical Education in grades TK-12. The State Board of Education is expected to announce the recipients of the grant at their March meeting. The funding will be utilized to build stronger CTE programs at Esparto Elementary School and Esparto Middle School. Funding will also be used to create more field experiences for students at Esparto High School and Madison Community High School.
By Tommy McCormick:
For the second time under fourth-year head coach Juan Juarez, Esparto has earned a bid in the Div. III Northern Section championship game. It will travel to no. 1 seed Willows for a 3 p.m. date on Saturday with the section title on the line.
The Spartans entered the bracket as Sacramento Valley League champions and the no. 3 seed, taking down no. 6 seed Colusa in penalty kicks only to beat no. 2 seed Hamilton 2-0 in Thursday's second round game. Junior Tito Valenzuela scored on an assist from junior Sergio Padilla while Padilla also found the net himself on an assist from sophomore Roberto Hernandez.
Padilla's return was timely for Esparto (15-1-4, 4-0-4 SVL), the junior returned to the lineup for Thursday's game after missing the entire second half of the regular season and the opening round of the playoffs with a severe knee sprain.
Juarez also credited goalkeeper Eduardo Rodriguez for his effort in front of the net - the senior hasn't allowed more than two goals in any game this year.
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.
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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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