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Roger Phillips

Roger Phillips covers Stockton City Hall for The Record. He has been at The Record since 2006. After spending most of his time at The Record writing about education, he has moved into the city government beat.

SUSD Live — Board approves YMCA takeover of former B&G after-school programs

The vote was 6-1, with only Sal Ramirez voting no. Before the vote, Assistant Superintendent Julie Penn said the district’s plan is for the YMCA to take over for the rest of this school year, with the program put out to bid again for the 2014-15 school year. And the cost is $420,000, not $350,000 [...]

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SUSD Live — “Kids Club of Stockton”

Brenda Jones is the new head of the former Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton. She said the new name may be the “Kids Club of Stockton,” though it’s not official yet. While the SUSD board is in closed session, she answered a couple of questions.

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SUSD Live — Special meeting

Not a huge crowd at the SUSD meeting, but an interesting “Fact Sheet” was produced by the district with its timeline of events in the Boys & Girls Club saga. Board president Kathy Garcia has opened public comment before closed session:

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SUSD back in session Monday but who will be running those 12 after-school programs?

SUSD’s board is scheduled to hold a special meeting Friday beginning at 6 p.m. The board is scheduled to vote on whether or not to approve the YMCA as the after-school program provider at 12 schools previously served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton, which lost its national charter two weeks ago. Stockton [...]

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(Video) Stockton police spread holiday cheer

Members of the  Stockton Police Department made their annual Christmas rounds today, giving gifts and food to the needy and to families victimized by crime in 2013. Following are some videos I shot.

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Hard at work over the holidays

Schools are closed for the holidays, but maintenance workers, including Ruben Modesto at Franklin High, will be hard at work. Happy holidays to all of them. And to all the slackers out there, too.

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Assistance with student aid and Dream Act coming to a workshop near you

The first workshop is Jan. 8 at East Union High School  in Manteca, the last is Feb. 26 at Lathrop High. Between those two dates, workshops will be held on campuses throughout the region. In all, 24 workshops are scheduled. To see which one is convenient for you or someone you know, click here to [...]

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SJCOE’s visual and performing arts school to host open house

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Harmony at UOP: Marshall kids to give free winter concert

The Harmony Stockton after-school program at Marshall Elementary in south Stockton is based on the renowned El Sistema program in Venezuela. El Sistema is credited with lifting numerous children out of poverty over the past 40 years. At 6 p.m. Wednesday at UOP’s Faye Spanos Concert Hall, Harmony kids will give a free winter concert. [...]

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Lincoln Unified board agenda for Wednesday

You can view it here.

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