New behavior policies take hold at Visalia Unified

A new ideology of behavior reform is taking hold in Visalia schools and the district is experiencing minor success. Beliefs behind Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) are not new. According to the PBIS informational website, Congress amended the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997 and included the framework for the structure that would […]

State flags six Visalia schools as “underperforming”

Six traditional Visalia schools were flagged as underperforming by The California Department of Education in January. Divisadero Middle, Goshen Elementary, Houston Elementary, Pinkham Elementary, Royal Oaks Elementary, and Willow Glen Elementary were explicitly named in the report. Sequoia High was also listed, but its status as a continuation school makes it a special case as […]

Ground broken at new Sequoia High campus

Many local community members came together last Thursday and broke ground at the new Sequoia High School campus. An assortment of Visalia City Council members, Tulare County Supervisors, and Visalia School Board members mingled with students and staff from the high school. Together, they shoveled the inaugural dirt of the groundbreaking ceremony. The continuation school […]