Sac City Unified cancels summer school for elementary and middle schools

Friday, June 12, 2009

Published: Friday, Jun. 12, 2009 - 1:55 pm

The Sacramento City Unified School District voted Thursday night to eliminate summer school for elementary and middle school students for the next two years, while reducing its high school offerings.

The move is effective immediately and will save the district $1,960,300. Elementary and middle school summer school programs were scheduled to begin June 29.

The district had planned to offer five weeks of remedial instruction this summer for elementary and middle school students. The board voted to keep programs designed to close the achievement gap, such as a Hmong, Mien and Lao program that serves 220 kindergarten through sixth-grade students at the cost of $53,500.

The board cut $102,400 out of the high school summer school budget by eliminating online credit recovery courses and other measures.

The school district is considering other measures to close a budget shortfall. On a list of proposed budget reductions are closing Mark Hopkins Elementary School, eliminating freshman sports and eliminating middle school sports.

The board will next meet Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.


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