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Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Citrus Heights Police Chief says cost could run $2.5M to put cops in schools

By Sara Beth Williams-- During the Citrus Heights City Council meeting on Jan. 12, Mike Jones with San Juan Unified Safe Schools program presented the 2022-23 Site Safety and Vulnerability assessment findings completed by the district’s Safe Schools program.

Union-backed candidates lost all school board races in Citrus Heights. What happened?

By Sara Beth Williams-- Three of the four school board candidates backed by the San Juan Teachers Association lost in their bids to win or keep their seats on the San Juan Unified School District's governing board in 2022 -- a sharp contrast from the 2020 elections when all three teachers union-endorsed candidates won.

Former teacher says it’s time to form Citrus Heights school district

Sentinel staff report-- Discussion of Citrus Heights breaking away from the San Juan Unified School District to form its own district has gained attention in recent months, with the topic being brought up at several council meetings and discussed at the city's strategic planning session in November.

Classes cancelled at Citrus Heights school due to power outages

Sentinel staff report-- Grand Oaks Elementary in Citrus Heights remained closed Tuesday due to "ongoing power outages," according to school district officials.

Charter school slated for Citrus Heights changes course for mystery site

By Sara Beth Williams-- Plans to construct a new charter school on a vacant lot off Antelope Road in Citrus Heights have shifted.

Meet the MVHS grad who unseated San Juan’s school board president

By Sara Beth Williams-- Tanya Kravchuk, who graduated from Mesa Verde High School in 2003, was sworn in this month as a new school board member on the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education.

Citrus Heights to look into putting police officers in every school

By Sara Beth Williams-- Prompted by school shootings across the United States and other security concerns, the City of Citrus Heights is moving ahead with studying the feasibility of putting a police officer on every public school campus in the city.

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