The decision by the Merced Union High School District board to suspend a subcommittee focused on the creation of a student representative position has divided the trustees and frustrated supporters of the plan.
California law may soon require that all kindergarteners attend a full day of school, as opposed to the half-day programs many districts offer. Under new legislation, schools must transition by the 2021-22 school year.
In the proposed $144 billion budget proposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom are funds necessary to construct a new agriculture and industrial technology building at Merced College through facilities bonds.
Teachers in Merced’s public elementary schools will get 4 percent raises this school year and 2 percent increases next year, according to a renegotiated two-year contract with the Merced City School District.
Merced area school districts face problems with chronic absenteeism or truancy. A total of 23 parents this school year have been arrested in Merced County for their children’s school attendance problems.
Democrats return to the California Capitol on Monday with their strongest political advantage in decades poised to fulfill a huge item on their list of pent-up demands: Vastly expanded access to preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds.
School officials expect Los Banos to have a new elementary school ready by the start of school in 2020. The long-term school plan will be funded by Measure X, which received voter approval during the June elections.
Merced College joined UC Merced and school districts in Merced County in closing classes Thanksgiving week due to bad air quality from the Camp Fire smoke pollution lingering in the San Joaquin Valley, according to Superintendent Chris Vitelli.
Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom sewed up enough votes on election night to declare he would be the state’s next governor. While doing that in front of a crowd, he recounted meeting Joshua Vissoni, a dreamer, at UC Merced a week earlier.