May 2, 2006 > County schools named California Distinguished Schools
County schools named California Distinguished Schools
by Dara Tom
Alameda County Schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan praised the 16 schools in Alameda County that were named California Distinguished Schools by the State Department of Education.
"Recognition as a California Distinguished School speaks volumes about the excellent teaching and learning that are happening in our public schools," Superintendent Jordan said. "This is more than just about receiving a flag, a plaque and a nice title. It's about recognizing that these teachers and schools are unwavering in their commitment to provide a quality education for all students despite the challenges of having to do so much more with so much less."
Alameda County Office of Education visited each eligible school to validate the information provided in the school's application. The site visits involved interviews with administrators, parents, students, community representatives and district personnel. A report of the site visits was reviewed by Superintendent Jordan and then sent to the California Department of Education for a final decision.
In Alameda County, 16 schools from nine unified school districts received the honor. The schools will be honored at a statewide ceremony May 26 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. They will receive a plaque and a flag and can use the title "California Distinguished School" for five years.
Fremont Unified School District:
Forest Park Elementary
Joshua Chadbourne Elementary
New Haven Unified School District:
Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary
Newark Unified School District:
James L. Bunker Elementary