Raises for everyone in the Walnut Creek School District.
The board Monday approved contracts with its teachers, classified and management employees and superintendent.
All will receive a 2 percent raise retroactive to July 2012 and a one-time bonus payment. Teachers and classified staff, which includes school secretaries and custodians also received an additional $750 health care cap increase. Teachers will also get two staff development days added to the 2013-14 school schedule.
While Walnut Creek has struggled like every other school district in California over the last few years, the district has kept up healthy reserves. This is the third year in a row employees have received raises.
Come listen to the sounds of young musicians tonight at Northgate High School. The Northgate High Orchestra and Foothill Middle School Orchestra welcome all to a free event. The two orchestras will perform together in an enchanting string concert. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Camp Galileo for pre-kindergarten to rising fifth graders will debut in Walnut Creek this summer. The summer day camps "foster the spirit of exploration and innovation in kids through the Galileo Innovation Approach," according to a news release. The camp offers a week of hands-on art, science and outdoor activities. Camp Galileo has 22 Bay Area locations and will set up at Walnut Acres Elementary School for the first time this year running June 24-Aug. 2. Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information go to www.galileo-learning.com.
The International Education Center at Diablo Valley is looking for families to host international students on a long- or short-term basis.
Families get a monthly stipend of $825 per student.
For requirements or information, contact Fia Parker at 925-876-0080, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Mary's College will host the 22nd annual East Bay College Connection from 1 to 4 p.m. May 11 with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities, including the University of California campuses and the California State University campuses. The EBCC is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and parents. The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.stmarys-ca.edu/ebcc.
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