Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, August 11.
The cool before the swelter
The Delta breeze was cooling the morning, providing just the encouragement to open windows before the day warms. The temperature is only expected to rise to 89 degrees today in Sacramento. Enjoy it while it lasts. The weekend looks like it will be hot with temperatures near 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Back-to-school time has arrived
The academic year begins in Folsom and Rancho Cordova as students head back to class for the first day of school in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Other large districts in the Sacramento region will also open their doors this week, including the Natomas and Elk Grove unified school districts.
San Juan preschool teachers may get raise
San Juan Unified School District trustees will consider increasing pay for substitute teachers in early childhood education programs. District staff members say preschool teachers, who must have a bachelor’s degree and pass a certification test, should be paid the same $110 a day as substitutes in kindergarten to 12th-grade classrooms. They note that 12 percent of preschool substitute jobs went unfilled per month from March to May. Discussion is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., San Juan Unified boardroom, 3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael.
Drowning rescue presentation slated
The Drowning Accident Rescue Team will give a presentation to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on its rescue, recovery, education and prevention activities. Several drownings earlier this summer led Sacramento County to post new warning signs and have park rangers proactively educate people about river dangers. 9:45 a.m., Sacramento County Board of Supervisors chambers, 700 H St., Sacramento.
Housing ordinance meeting scheduled
An ordinance to change the way affordable housing is built in Sacramento will go before the city’s Law and Legislation Committee. The proposed ordinance would require developers citywide to pay a fee of $2.58 a square foot to fund the construction of affordable housing. The city’s current ordinance requires developers in the city’s growth areas – among them North Natomas, the two railyards and Delta Shores – to set aside 15 percent of their developments for affordable housing. City officials say the current ordinance is inflexible and has resulted in large, economically segregated complexes full of poor people. A staff report adds that the state’s decision to end redevelopment means the city has to raise money elsewhere for affordable housing construction. 3 p.m., City Council chambers, 915 I St.
El Dorado County, Jefferson?
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will hear a presentation from advocates who want the board to endorse joining the State of Jefferson, a proposed rural state that would extend from Southern Oregon to Northern California. The board will also hear a presentation from those opposed to such a move. 5 p.m., El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville.
Things to do
▪ The Colonial Heights Library will host Wild Things, an organization of wildlife educators who will introduce animals and discuss conservation. 3:30 p.m., 4799 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento.