State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Visits START site

The City welcomed State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson at Robla Elementary School, a City START — Students Today Achieving Results for Tomorrow — program site. His visit highlighted the importance of after school education especially in areas like the Robla School District.

The Superintendent directly engaged with students and joined in on some of the summer activities including soccer, tag, and ice cream making. The City has been offering expanded learning programs through the START program in the Robla School district since 2006, and currently serves more than 100 students at the summer program. The Robla School District has established some important partnerships with outside organizations to bring after school programs to students.  START and the City of Sacramento’s Recreation Department is one example.

START currently operates expanded learning programs in the Robla School District at all five elementary schools.  This includes before school, after school, and supplemental programming (spring break and summer programs) at each of the sites.  This coming school year, START will serve over 450 participants in the Robla School District through the expanded learning program.

The City’s START program has been operating after school programs for over 20 years and is a recognized leader in the expanded learning community.  START has made a difference in the lives of over 100,000 students in low-income neighborhoods of Sacramento and has created partnerships with as many as 64 schools.

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