Sacramento schools superintendent holds ‘dessert and coffee’ sessions

Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jose Banda will hold a series of evening “dessert and coffee” sessions for parents and community members starting Monday.

Banda became superintendent of the Sacramento district on Aug. 1, vowing to reach out to community members and the teachers union. He previously served two years as superintendent of Seattle Public Schools and spent 32 years as a California educator.

Banda has said he wants to counter the district’s falling enrollment. He has called for special emphasis on equality for minority and disadvantaged students and said he wants every school site to become a community hub.

All sessions are scheduled for two hours and start at 6 p.m. The first meeting on Monday is planned for Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School at 2929 Belmar St. in Sacramento.

Subsequent Sacramento meetings are set for Dec. 8 at Sam Brannan Middle School, 5301 Elmer Way, and Dec. 11 at Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road.

Free child care and translation services will be provided. Those interested in attending should RSVP via (916) 643-7924.

Call The Bee’s Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaSacBee.