By John Glidden
2014 proved to be an interesting year for the Vallejo City Unified School District, as the organization was recognized for its wall-to-wall academies, saw the defeat of a much-needed bond measure, opened new hydration stations in many of the school sites, and responded to several third-party reports about the conduct of the district and its employees, among other things.
In October, the district announced that it was a recipient of a “Golden Bell” Award for the Full Service Community School Program implemented throughout the various district schools. The award is given by the California School Boards Association, which represents elected officials who oversee public K-12 school districts.
The FSCS Program is composed of four main sections: Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention, Wall-to-Wall Academies, Positive Youth Justice Initiative and Positive School Cultures.