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Final meeting on Spanish immersion program is Thursday

Santa Rosa City Schools will host a final community information meeting to discuss the proposed Spanish-language, dual-immersion charter school that officials are pressing to open in the fall. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. December 6th at the Cook Middle School Library, 2480 Sebastopol Rd. The district hopes to open the program to 90 kindergarten and first graders next August. Officials expect to have signatures from parents indicating intent to enroll children this month. The board is set to vote on… Read More »

RESCHEDULED: Special school board meeting to address Spanish immersion

RESCHEDULED: Santa Rosa City Schools has rescheduled the special meeting of the board of education to address the development of a charter school petition for a Spanish-language dual immersion program to Dec. 4. The rescheduled meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the curriculum and instruction training room, 211 Ridgway Ave. A previously scheduled meeting was cancelled because of heavy rains. LATEST UPDATE: The meeting scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled because of weather. ANOTHER UPDATE: The… Read More »

More meetings scheduled for proposed Spanish immersion program

Santa Rosa City Schools will host three more community information meeting to discuss the proposed Spanish-language, dual-immersion charter school that officials are pressing to open in the fall. The meetings are scheduled for:  6:30-8 p.m. November 15th at the Slater Middle School Library, 3500 Sonoma Ave. 6:30-8 p.m. November 27th at the Santa Rosa Middle School Library, 500 E St. 6:30-8 p.m. December 6th at the Cook Middle School Library, 2480 Sebastopol Rd. The district hopes to open the program… Read More »

Santa Rosa City Schools to host mtg on Spanish immersion

Santa Rosa City Schools will host a community information meeting Nov. 1 on the proposed Spanish language dual-immersion program that officials are pressing to open in the fall. The district hopes to open the program to 90 kindergarten and first graders next August. Officials expect to have signatures indicating intent to enroll children by December. The meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeMeo Room of the Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks facility, 415 Steele Ln.… Read More »

Scene pulled from school play about bullying

Third through eighth grade students at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts are putting on a play about bullying for the school and wider community this week and next, but the show is not without controversy. One segment of the many vignettes in the production that students have been developing since November dealt with a portrayal of a student who was being bullied for being gay. The piece used the word “faggot.” “The story is about a child being… Read More »

59 want in, how many spaces will be available at Arts Charter?

The waiting list to get into the fall 2011 kindergarten class at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts is at 59, according to principal Anna Guzman. That number has come into play in recent weeks as Santa Rosa City Schools officials work to decide how to deal with that school’s growing popularity and limited space on the Humboldt Street campus. An initial proposal to bus kindergarten and first graders to the Doyle Park Elementary campus on Sonoma Avenue has… Read More »