A series of wheel thefts have occurred in Galt as of late, according to Lt. Brian Vizzusi, of the Galt Police Department.
At least six incidents have been reported in the last few months, Vizzusi said. Police are advising residents to remember to always set their car alarms, and report suspicious people near vehicles.
— Fernando Gallo
Local schools receive statewide recognition
Aspire River Oaks Charter School is among the local schools to have been selected as a 2010 Distinguished Elementary School. It is part of the Lodi Unified School District.
In the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Lake Canyon received the designation earlier this month.
The 2010 California School Recognition Program directly focuses on the state’s students and their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education, according to the state department of education. Under this year’s program, the award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures including Academic Performance Index requirements.
Applications are reviewed for completeness by teams of educators from across the state under the direction of the CDE. Applications deemed complete will move forward in the process as a state nominee. Each nominee receives a site visit by a team of educators to validate the full implementation of the submitted practices. The site visits are conducted as a collaborative effort between the CDE and county superintendents of schools.
Schools selected for recognition are honored as Distinguished Schools at an awards ceremony where State Superintendent Jack O’Connell presents each school with a 2010 California Distinguished School plaque and flag. Elementary and secondary schools are recognized during alternate years.
For a list of previous winners, visit www.cde.gov.
— Jennifer Bonnett