1st Punjabi charter school opening in California

1st Punjabi charter school opening in California

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 09:07 Hrs
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Fremont: USA's first Punjabi charter school will be set up in West Sacramento (California) in August next year. With a mission to promote "a culture of strong social and family values" and provide a "rigorous" curriculum the "Sacramento Valley Charter School" aims at meeting "academic, social and emotional needs" of the children. This school located on the property of Sikh Temple of Sacramento, will provide free education from kindergarten to grade six, along with enrichment programs, Punjabi language education, school uniform, free vegetarian lunch and refreshments, free transportation.

Rajan Zed, who is Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, said that it was important to pass on our languages, culture and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this charter school would prove effective in this direction.

The school will have Michael Ettner reporting as the principal of this publicly funded school granted by the Washington Unified School District. Dave Westin and Dr. Dayton Gilleland are Board President and Superintendent respectively of the District.

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