News & Events
United Latinos has been actively involved with the selection process by the Sacramento School. Members of United Latinos met with the consultants hired to facilitate the hiring process on several occasions. In addition to both verbal and written input, United Latinos representatives have met with the majority of the School Board members to express our concerns and desire to have a Superintendent who can actively represent the needs of the Latino Community. We are elated to announce the selection of Jose Banda (Latino) who brings valuable experience to SCUSD.
It is worth noting that this effort was taken in collaboration with Cien Amigos who share our passion for the educational needs of our Latino children.
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/l7txN0 ) that Sacramento school board members will visit Seattle next week in the “final phase” of the hiring process.
Banda, who has been Seattle’s superintendent since 2012, called it a difficult decision in a letter released Friday, but said the move would put him closer to his family.
Seattle School Board President Sharon Peaslee said the board would quickly create a plan for transitioning to new leadership.
Banda helped the school district pass two levies in 2013 totaling $1.25?billion for operating expenses and school construction. His staff and the school board had gone back and forth over how to redraw school boundaries to account for swelling enrollment.
What: 2014 General Election Voter Education Forum. This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates from local, county and State races. In addition, representiatives from initiatives are invited as well to present. The Honorable Cruz Reynoso will be the Keynote Speaker.
Where: UC Davis Mind Institute 2825 50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817
When: Saturday September 27, 2014 Time: Doors open 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 572-8785
Free Parking, Admission and Box lunch available for first 100 attendees. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this event! Contact Kira at the number above.
August 27, 2014 – UL Speakers #2 – Venue & speaker TBD @ 6PM – Doors Open / Presentation 6:30PM. Details to follow.
Hello United Latino members and friends. As President of United Latinos-Promoviendo Accion Civica, I am looking forward to a productive 2014. 2014 is an election year, although there is no presidential election at the national level, our work as a civic organization is not any less important here in California. California has state elections coming up on Tuesday, June 3 for the Primary Election and on Tuesday November 4, for the General Election.
March 24, 2014
Minutes of March 10, 2014 UL Board meeting – Prepared by Sandra Miranda, Secretary.
Minutes of the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the United Latinos, Promoviendo Accion Civica,
Held at: Zazon Guadalajara Grill-2386 Fruitridge Road-Sacramento, CA. 95822 on March 10, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 6:08 p.m. by Board President Mauricio Leiva