Moraga school district to reconsider abuse policy

Trustees will meet Wednesday to take another look at the district's administrative regulations on child abuse prevention and reporting.

The school governing board will address proposed new wording and other changes to the district's policy on mandated reporting at the monthly board meeting. Administrators had hoped last month to add wording that would require all mandated reporters in a team to report abuse but were advised by their attorney that doing so may go beyond the requirements of the California Penal Code.

The district has been working to strengthen school policy in the wake of a investigations into mandated reporting failures in the 1990s.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, 1010 Camino Pablo.

Moraga school district candidates forum

Three candidates vying for one seat on the Moraga School District governing board will meet Thursday at the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium for the second of two debates sponsored by the PTA.

Candidates Parker Colvin, incumbent Dexter Louie and Shari Simon are all competing for the seat.

The debate begins at 7 p.m. at 1010 Camino Pablo.

Saint Mary's College "Gaelebration" set for Oct. 6

A daylong celebration of the college's 150th anniversary will be held Oct. 6 at the campus.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and include interactive programs, rides and live music featuring jazz, folk and rock bands. Food trucks will be on site and carnival fare will also be served up.

The event is part of a school-year long series of symposiums, forums, and parties that culminates with the 150th commencement May 25-26, 2013.

The Gaelebration runs until 6 p.m. at 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga.

For information, visit www.yearofthegael.com.

Families needed to host international students

The International Education Center at Diablo Valley College is looking for families to host international students on a temporary basis while they improve their English skills. All students speak basic English.

For information, contact Fia Parker at 925-876-0080 or fparker@dvc.edu.

Have any news about school-related events, awards or happenings you want to see in this column? Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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