Published December 9th, 2009
Orinda Schools Recognized by Business
Submitted by Kathy Frenklach, OUSD
The Orinda Union School District announced on December that Del Rey, Glorietta, OIS, Sleepy Hollow and Wagner Ranch schools have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Scholar Schools; five of the 1,304 public schools in California to receive the title of 2009 Honor Roll school. Schools receiving this distinction from California's business community have demonstrated consistent high student academic achievement and have made significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all their students. The CBEE Honor Roll is made up of two different awards, the Star Schools Award (395 schools) and Scholar Schools Award (909 schools). CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
"The Orinda School District is proud of our continued recognition by the business community honoring the outstanding academic achievement of all five of our schools, said Dr. Joe Jaconette, school district superintendent. "Our teachers, staff, school board and parents partner to support our students in their quest for excellence. We appreciate the work by the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) and our school parent clubs to help fund programs in an era of extreme financial uncertainty."

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