folsom cordova unified school district

No voting for school board race

With one incumbent opting not to seek re-election and only one person filing to run, the school board race is over before it got started. Zak Ford, Richard Shaw and Ed Short were ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters partner with local businesses for ‘Bigs in Schools’

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Sacramento Area will partner with Wells Fargo Bank, VSP Global, Northwestern Mutual and Franklin Templeton to help mentor students fr ...

Middle school band instructor in Folsom gets top educator award

FOLSOM, CA - The California Music Educators Association, Capitol Section, has named a 33-year teaching veteran as its 2013 Educator of the Year. Don Wersky, band director at Folso ...

Staffing cuts approved by Folsom school officials

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to make reductions to classified staff for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year during the April 11 bo ...

School issues 3,000 vaccine notices

On Sept. 30, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District sent out nearly 3,000 notices to parents explaining their child was out of compliance with the new California immunization l ...

Schools eye cutting 159 positions

Last week at the May 5 school board meeting, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District board voted 4-1 in favor of teacher layoffs and the initial resolution for classified layoff ...

'Living classroom' a cooperative effort

A small garden at a local elementary school drew plenty of media attention last week as a TV and radio station converged on Folsom for the unveiling. Mercy Folsom Hospital partnere ...

Editor's View: Getting schooled on local schools

Deborah Bettencourt, the superintendent for Folsom Cordova Unified School District, paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom on Thursday morning to give members an overvi ...

Godwin's last meeting 'quiet and routine'

Superintendent Patrick Godwin’s last school board meeting was marked by appreciation and farewells Thursday. Stephen Nichols, the district’s public information officer, said t ...

Editor's View: New school boss to get $22k raise

A recent public posting on Deborah Bettencourt’s pay has ruffled some feathers. Bettencourt will be the new superintendent for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, replaci ...

Theater manager making a difference for taxpayers

An initial encounter with theater production specialist Charles Davidson will pretty much reveal an average guy who loves the arts. As theater manager for Folsom Cordova Unified S ...

Folsom students protest budget cuts

As thousands took to the streets across the state last week protesting state education cuts, hundreds of Folsom parents and students took action of their own. Students, many of th ...

Mom vows to continue fight to keep her kid in Folsom school

When school administrators told Nicole Zamora that she'd have to remove her son, Mauricio Velasco, 7, from Folsom's Theodore Judah Elementary, she said she was angry and confused. ...

Letter: Child should be in school

There is something very wrong with the Folsom Cordova School system when a 7-year-old cannot have an inter-district transfer to Theodore Judah Elementary school from El Dorado Hill ...

Folsom teachers handed pink slips

Many local school districts are operating in an environment of uncertainty. With staff layoffs a big possibility but not a sure thing, educators are waiting to see what next school ...