After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two general obligation bond measures on the ballot this November.
The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, allowing it to grow to 10,000 students while also providing a large number of area jobs.
College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their plates may be the most important, and that's food. To try and help fix this problem as well as the issue of student homelessness, the California State University Chancellor's Office hosted the first statewide Food and Housing Security Conference this week, convening CSU staff, faculty, administrators and students to collaborate on the effort to provide stability to those insecure students.
Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option after previously being offered only in the fall.
The Turlock High School Math Club once again has a reason – or reasons – to celebrate. The club won big at the Modesto Junior College 43rd Dick Schaff Mathematics Superbowl on April 9, placing in the competition's individual, partner and team events.
Preparations are underway for the third year of Stanislaus State's annual fundraising campaign, One Purpose. Over the past two years, the campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for student scholarships.
June 10, 2016|
Denair Unified School District trustees signaled support Thursday night for a 2016-17 budget that includes small salary increases for all employees and one-time investments in technology and academic programs.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took recommendations from the Bond Advisory Committee regarding the feasibility of proposed projects for the potential November 2016 bond measure at Tuesday's meeting. Though it was recommended that the Board vote to determine the proposed facilities for the bond measure, the vote was postponed due to uncertainty of which proposed projects should be placed on the measure.
For many students, the arrival of summer is a cause for celebration. But, countless other children see the break from school as a loss of the daily nutritious meals provided by campus cafeterias, leading to food insecurity and hunger over the summer months. School districts in the area are addressing this problem by offering lunches to students over the summer, free of charge.
Graduation is a special time for many in the Valley, but for one Turlock family it was especially unique. Five members of the Briones family graduated from different schools in the area this spring, continuing the ideal of the importance of education that has always been at the family's core.
As graduates of Stanislaus State move on to bigger and better things, the university has welcomed a new face to lead the school into the future. The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Ellen N. Junn, Ph.D., as president of Stanislaus State.