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Twin Rivers Unified School District, California
|Twin Rivers Unified School District|
|Sacramento County, California|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Steven Martinez|
|Number of schools:||47|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Rebecca Sandoval|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Twin Rivers Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtSacramento County, California. The county seat of Sacramento County is Sacramento. Sacramento County is home to 1,462,131 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Sacramento County underperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.9 percent of Sacramento County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income in Sacramento County was $55,846 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Sacramento County was 16.5 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Twin Rivers Unified School District is Dr. Steven Martinez, whom the school board appointed to the position on July 1, 2013. Martinez graduated from Fresno High School and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his M.Ed. degree before receiving his Ph.D. in educational leadership from California State University at Fresno. He began his career as a math and science teacher. Before becoming the superintendent, he also served as a coach, deputy principal, assistant principal, principal, learning director and assistant superintendent in other school districts, including Fresno Unified School District.
Twin Rivers Unified School District is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms by geographic electoral district.
|Twin Rivers Board of Education|
|Walter Garcia Kawamoto||3||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Twin Rivers Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2016. A recall election against Sonja Cameron is scheduled for May 12, 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Twin Rivers Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. Under the California Education Code, the Board has the right to adopt reasonable regulations with regard to public comments and public participation in Board meetings, in order to assure the proper functioning of Board meetings.
In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:
1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, either before or during the Board's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)
2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board shall take no action or carry out a discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)
3. Without the Board taking action, district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda, upon the request of the Board President. Additionally, on his/her own initiative, or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities during the portion of the regular Board meeting reserved for Board member comments and reports. (Government Code 54954.2)
In addition, a majority of the Board may direct district staff to provide further information to the Board at a future Board meeting in response to a public comment, may direct the Superintendent or his designee to respond directly to the member of the public if such response is advisable, or may direct staff to place a matter of business on a future Board agenda. (Government Code 54954.2) Individual Board members shall not direct or require, or seek to direct or require, the expenditure of staff time or district resources regarding Board agenda items, including in response to public comments.
4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)
—Twin Rivers Unified School District website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Twin Rivers Unified School District:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Twin Rivers Unified School District employed 1,445 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Twin Rivers United Educators for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 45||43,706||59,568|
|B.A. + 60||45,236||63,811|
|B.A. + 75||46,819||75,789|
|B.A. + 90||48,458||78,442|
Schools in Twin Rivers Unified School District
Twin Rivers Unified School District served 31,637 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Twin Rivers Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Twin Rivers Unified School District operates 47 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Twin Rivers Unified School District|
|Babcock, D. W.|
|Castori, Michael J.|
|Creative Connections Arts Academy|
|Del Paso Heights|
|Foothill Ranch Middle School|
|Grant Union High|
|Keema High (Alternative school)|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Technology Academy|
|Miles P. Richmond|
|Morey Avenue ECDC|
|Norwood Jr. High|
|NOVA Opportunity Program (Alternative school)|
|Pacific Career & Technology High (Alternative school)|
|Pathways Community Day School|
|Rio Linda High|
|Rio Linda Preparatory Academy|
|Rio Tierra Jr. High|
|Vineland Campus (Special needs)|
|Vista Nueva Career & Technology (Alternative school)|
California STAR program
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||31||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Sonja Cameron recall, Twin Rivers Unified School District, California (2015)
- Twin Rivers Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Twin Rivers Unified School District
- Twin Rivers United Educators
- Sacramento County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2012," accessed June 17, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed June 17, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Sacramento County, California," accessed March 31, 2014
- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, "Report of Registration as of December 31, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed March 31, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Twin Rivers Unified School District, "Close-up: An inside look at our new superintendent," accessed June 17, 2014
- Twin Rivers Unified School District, "Meet Our Board," accessed June 17, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- GAMUT Online, "Meeting Conduct," accessed June 17, 2014
- Twin Rivers Unified School District, "Budget Reports - Archived," accessed November 26, 2013
- Ed-Data, "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed June 17, 2014
- Twin Rivers Unified School District, "Core Certificated Salary Schedule 1," accessed June 17, 2014
- Twin Rivers Unified School District, "School List," accessed June 17, 2014