Kathy Garcia praised new Henry Elementary Principal Girlie Hale, saying she has “made the school her own” in a short amount of time. … She also thanked Jim West for his service, as did Colleen Keenan.
David Midura said, “When we keep the kids as the focal point of what we’re doing we’ll make great decisions. I’m looking forward to working more with folks like that.”
Steve Smith congratulated Jim West. He said West’s wife is one of the few wives he’s met who wants her husband at home.
Sal Ramirez had no comment.
Gloria Allen said a summit on school finance is coming to Stockton, presented by the Coalition of Black School Board Members. It will be held from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5 at Huerta Elementary. The event is free. RSVP to Dianne Barth, SUSD’s director of community relations, at (209) 933-7025.
Superintendent Steve Lowder spoke about his enjoyment of the opening day of school two weeks ago. Lowder also said he went on two ride-alongs with the SUSD police in the past couple of weeks.