2024 Distinguished Schools List Recognizes Six 1st Assembly District Schools

Good morning‚

Six exceptional schools in our 1st Assembly District have been recognized among California’s top elementary and secondary schools in the 2024 Distinguished Schools Program:

  • Jackson Junior High (Amador County Unified‚ Amador County)
  • Diamond View Middle (Susanville Elementary‚ Lassen County)
  • William & Marian Ghidotti High (Nevada Joint Union High‚ Nevada County)
  • Central Valley High (Gateway Unified‚ Shasta County)
  • Enterprise High (Shasta Union High District‚ Shasta County)
  • University Preparatory School (Shasta Union High District‚ Shasta County)

These schools have been singled out for their exceptional commitment to student success‚ innovation‚ and community support. Their dedication to excellence is an example of the educational standards we uphold in our district. Their achievements underscore the importance of investing in education and providing our students with the resources they need to thrive.

As your representative‚ and the Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Committee for the second consecutive year‚ I have always prioritized our children’s education‚ particularly in rural areas like ours. I firmly believe that every child‚ regardless of their ZIP code‚ deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in the modern world.

Congratulations to Jackson Junior High‚ Diamond View Middle‚ William & Marian Ghidotti‚ Central Valley High‚ Enterprise High‚ and University Preparatory School.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle

Zoom with California School Boards Association March 2024
California School Boards Association Meeting

Representatives from the California School Boards Association (CSBA) met with my team last week to discuss several aspects of rural education in California. Susanne Baremore‚ the Public Affairs Community Engagement Representative for the North State region‚ orchestrated the gathering‚ which included Jessica Rodgers from El Dorado Union High School District‚ Barbara Ramey from Red Bluff Union Elementary‚ and Melissa Peters from Bolinas-Stinson Union School District.

During our discussion‚ the CSBA representatives emphasized the significance of various legislative proposals affecting rural schools. Recognizing the budgetary challenges confronting California‚ they stressed the importance of preserving existing programs‚ temporarily halting the introduction of new initiatives‚ and urging the California Department of Education to streamline reporting procedures. Simplifying these processes would afford administrators and educators more time to dedicate to the core of education: the students. The conversation also covered the importance of continuing to share stories from Assembly District 01‚ in order to help spread the message of the impacts of rural education.


CalKIDS – California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program

CalKIDS is a program aimed at jumpstarting college savings for California’s children.

The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS) was established by the State of California to provide more children with the opportunity to save for higher education. Administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board‚ CalKIDS offers automatic enrollment for newborns and eligible low-income public school children‚ providing an initial seed deposit and additional financial incentives to kickstart their college savings journey.

Key Points:
  • Automatic Enrollment: All babies born in California on or after July 1‚ 2022‚ will receive up to $100 in a college savings account. Eligible low-income public school students may qualify for up to $1‚500 in college savings for their future.
  • Optional Contributions: CalKIDS accounts can be linked with new or existing ScholarShare 529 accounts‚ allowing friends and family to contribute funds to a child’s account seamlessly.
  • Flexible Usage: These funds can be used for various higher education expenses at thousands of eligible schools nationwide and even abroad.
Click here to find out if your child is eligible.
Legends & Leaders 2024
Redding Chamber’s Annual Business Community Awards

Congratulations to the award recipients at this year’s Legends and Leaders Gala, hosted by the Redding Chamber of Commerce. Business ownership in California comes with a unique set of challenges‚ and it was an honor to recognize the exceptional service and dedication of fellow business owners in the North State.

The recipients of this year’s awards are truly deserving of recognition and admiration:
  • The Rising Star Award was presented to Zane Peterson of Peterson Timber Inc.
  • Chris Cable of Caliber Office Furniture received the Businessperson of the Year award in recognition of his exceptional business leadership and community involvement.
  • Authority Property Management was named Business of the Year for their commitment to providing exceptional service and contributing to the North State community.
  • Lastly‚ Mimi Rice Moseley of Moseley Family Cellars received the most prestigious award of the night‚ being named the Citizen of the Year for her exceptional dedication to making a positive impact in the community. This recognition is particularly special because the winner is chosen by past Citizen of the Year award recipients.
Once again‚ congratulations to all those recognized at this year’s Legends and Leaders Gala. Your contributions and commitment to the North State community are truly appreciated and inspiring.


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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Alpine County‚ Amador County‚ El Dorado County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.