State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Urges Eligible Students to Apply for California Dream Act Before March 2 Deadline
SACRAMENTO— State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) announced that applications for the California Dream Act are down significantly and urged all eligible students to apply for the program, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college.
More information on the California Dream Act, including Frequently Asked Questions for
High School Counselors, is available on the CSAC California Dream Act Web page at
The California Dream Act Application is available on the CSAC California Dream Act
Web page at http://www.caldreamact.org. Applications are due March 2, 2018.
Please see the joint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission below regarding the California Dream Act Application.
Dear MUSD Family and Community,
The tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida touches all of us. Although words can never bring back the many lives that were tragically cut short, they do have the ability to bring us together for our children and one another.
As difficult as it may be to explain the tragedy to your child, rest assured that we too will provide all of our students the space and support necessary to discuss this tragedy if they feel they need to do so. To support you at home in talking with your children should they have questions about what they may see in the media, I encourage you to visit our MUSD Family and Community webpage where you will find resource links on helping children to talk about violence in the news. If you feel you need support, feel free to contact your principal.
As your superintendent, I want you to know that we are doing everything in our power to create a safe environment for our students and staff. Our collaboration with the Milpitas Police Department greatly enhances our ability to provide safe learning environments. In fact, Milpitas Police Chief Armando Corpuz and I spoke this morning about how we can deepen that collaboration.
The lives of our students and staff are precious, and I thank you for being our partners in ensuring we are doing everything possible to keep them safe. Together, we will continue supporting our students through these difficult moments, so that they have the confidence and optimism to achieve their dreams.
Annual Aerial Treatment of Bay Marshes to Reduce Population of Nuisance Mosquitoes Scheduled for February 14
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. – The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District is scheduled to begin its annual program to prevent the spread of mosquitoes, specifically the winter salt marsh mosquito(Aedes squamiger), with the application of naturally occurring microbes and a mosquito-specific hormone on Wednesday, February 14. This treatment methodology has been safely and effectively used by the County annually since 1992.
See the following Media Advisory for more information.