By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified’s loss of a formal Spanish Immersion program increasingly likely appears to be Vacaville Unified’s gain.
In the wake of Travis trustees’ March 10 decision to discontinue the district’s SI program, some Cambridge Elementary parents have already expressed interest in enrolling their students in Markham Elementary’s Spanish-English Immersion Cultural Education (SPICE) classes and will seek interdistrict transfers.
Principal Manolo Garcia on Friday confirmed that 21 Travis parents, most of them from Cambridge Elementary, had attended a recent informational meeting at the Markham Avenue campus.
Some were interested in enrolling their kindergartners in SPICE, others had older students who could no longer look forward to continuing their dual-language instruction at Cambridge (the site of Travis’ SI program), noted Garcia, who is a bilingual speaker.