Del Norte’s graduation rate dipped slightly but continues to surpass the state average, according to data released by the California Department of Education last week.
Del Norte County Unified School District’s graduation rate was down from 90.3 percent in 2012 to 88.6 percent in 2013, Department of Education statistics show. But that’s still better than the statewide graduation rate, which showed that 80.2 percent of California’s students graduated with their class in 2013.
Parents, officials review handling of recent high alert
A week after a perceived threat against an unspecified school that was posted on the internet put Del Norte County Unified School District on high alert, parents aired their concerns to school district and law enforcement officials.
Many parents on Tuesday said district officials should have notified them of the threat that night. Others were concerned about whether the situation was adequately communicated to teachers and students. And some said they were concerned about limited law enforcement resources and their ability to adequately secure Del Norte County’s schools.
Del Norte County Unified School District officials today will discuss a settlement agreement stemming from a 2007 American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that addressed allegations of racial discrimination against Native American students.
The Board of Trustees is poised to approve a proposed extension of the five-year settlement agreement, which was reached in 2009. This will allow the district to continue to develop curriculum that teaches the history, culture and language of Del Norte’s Native American tribes, the ACLU of Northern California announced on Wednesday.
The Del Norte Triplicate took home four first-place awards, three second-place awards, and three third- and fourth-place awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s statewide 2013 Better Newspapers Contest.
An artist’s simulation of the Middle Fork Smith River Bridge Replacement shows part of the planned Patrick Creek Narrows Project on U.S. Highway 199. The project is included in highway improvements that were set to begin construction this summer. Photo courtesy of Caltrans
Federal judge grants injunction halting construction project on Highway 199/197
In response to a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Friday halting construction of a highway improvement project on U.S. highways 199 and 197 that was poised to break ground this summer.