- Employees of the year
Two district employees were recognized at the Lodi Unified School District Board of Trustees' meeting for their contributions to their schools and to the community.
Lori Bryant works as the attendance clerk for Lodi High School, and has previously worked as a child welfare and attendance officer. She was honored as the Classified Employee of the Year for the district, as well as for San Joaquin County.
"I feel super lucky to go to work every day," she said.
Kathy Scott was selected as Teacher of the Year. She has taught social science at Bear Creek High School for 12 years and said recognition from her colleagues is truly meaningful. Last year, Scott's students chose her for Bear Creek's Teacher of the Year.
"It is a phenomenal staff that I work with. Each one of them deserves this," she said.
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am
Instead of catapulting students into courses they might not be ready for, the Lodi Unified School District Board of Trustees has approved four new courses in middle and high school to serve as stepping stones.
The courses approved on Tuesday meet the same state standards and graduation requirements as current courses for pre-algebra and earth science, though they do not meet all college entrance requirements.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am.