Wednesday Oct 29 2008
Full house expected for next Chamber breakfast
By: Robin Trimble, Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce CEO
Anticipating a full house at November’s Good Morning Rocklin Chamber breakfast at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Rocklin Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Brown will highlight several district accomplishments as well as new programs and ideas that are being implemented in the district. Brown will touch on test scores, distinguished school honors, the establishment of a new educational foundation, Rocklin High’s educational support program and the recent contract agreement between the district and the teachers. With Rocklin Unified being one of only a handful of districts where every school has an Academic Performance Index score of more than 824, Brown will share the latest district API scores and how Rocklin schools stack up against others in the county. In addition to top test scores, Brown will be covering some of the many honors and awards Rocklin schools have recently received, including California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon honors. Recently recognized as a top 10 city for families by Family Circle magazine, the outstanding performance of Rocklin’s schools have been a big draw for many residents who are looking to relocate to this area. To maintain the high quality of education offered by the district, Rocklin Unified is looking at viable ways to help funnel more dollars into the district’s schools through a variety of resources. With the state’s recent budget cuts and the uncertainty of today’s economy, the district has worked with community leaders to establish a new educational foundation to help raise money and support for Rocklin schools. Led by chairperson Tom DeLapp, the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation has approved its bylaws and filed the appropriate articles of incorporation to be deemed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization is taking a thoughtful and measured approach to the process of fundraising and views the foundation as a long-term community investment that can play an important role in helping the district continue to provide a top-notch education. To proactively meet the needs of high school students who may require a little help with their studies, Brown will be discussing a new Rocklin High School student educational support program titled “Plus Period.” The program offers intervention to students who fall below a “C” in a class. Students having less than a “C” are required to attend a tutoring and support program to bring them up to the appropriate level. For more information on RUSD, visit www.rocklin.-k12.ca.us or call 630-2230. The November Chamber breakfast is sponsored by the Allstate Insurance McLaughlin Agency in Rocklin, located at 2340 Sunset Blvd., Suite E-150. Jim McLaughlin and his staff provide everything from traditional auto and home insurance services to retirement solutions. As a personal financial representative, McLaughlin is also licensed to sell financial products such as IRAs, mutual funds, variable life insurance, variable annuity products and more, and are happy to provide complementary quotes or assessments of current coverage. For more information, call 435-1130 or visit their Web site at agent.allstate.com/-JimMcLaughlin/Welcome. For more information about attending Kevin Brown’s presentation at the Rocklin Chamber breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, contact the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at 624-2548 or make your reservations online at www.RocklinChamber.com. Breakfasts are held at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Drive in Rocklin. The cost for members is $20 per person with a reservation and $25 per person at the door. For non-members, the breakfast is $25 per person with a reservation and $30 at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended. Robin Trimble is the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce CEO.