By Richard Bammer
Principal Deanna Brownlee called the occasion “rare,” the first time all Fairmont Charter School students had gathered in the multipurpose room for an assembly.
“I’m excited,” she said mid-morning Wednesday, beginning a schoolwide celebration for being named a California Gold Ribbon School, recognition given by the state Department of Education for the school’s “signature practices.”
“We’re on the map,” she added.
In Fairmont’s case, the staff and teachers at the Marshall Road campus were cited not for standardized test scores but for their positive behavior interventions and student-support programs, or PBIS, noted Marnie Lynch, director of district and school support for the Solano County Office of Education.