Sara Cazares attended a Fillmore Elementary event at which astronaut Jose Hernandez was the featured speaker. “He really encouraged the kids to look to science, math and engineering. It’s good to get your grounding now, when you’re young.” She visited Rio Calaveras and said ST Math software was being tried out and looks promising. She said she did not like the Record article on the Department of Justice visits to Edison and Chavez last year. She questioned the focus on racial problems between black and Latino students at Edison. She said that was a secondary issue.
Steve Smith spoke on the memory of late Stagg booster Joe Gatz.
Sal Ramirez: No comment.
Kathy Garcia: She said she’s been pretending to be a bag lady at various campuses. “Nobody stopped me. Nobody asked me what I was doing.” But she said Washington Elementary kept her out.
Colleen Keenan: No comment.
David Varela: He said he appreciates the hard work done by staff to maintain district operations. He invited people to attend the Science Fair on Friday and Saturday at Weberstown Mall. He also mentioned an upcoming powwow Feb. 9 at Stagg High.
Gloria Allen: She said she is feeling “positive and good” about what’s going on in the district. She said she was at Edison on Friday to throw up the ceremonial jump ball at the girls basketball game in the school’s new gym last week. “We do have some positive things coming out of Stockton Unified.”