Last night, a district committee presented a number of ideas to the Board of Education.
They include new community centers, a living laboratory community garden, a professional development and business center for the district and a district library storage facility.
Also mentioned were a new charter school, a long-term homeless shelter for women and children and a Boy Scouts facility.
The seven school sites range from three to ten acres each.
The Board of Education will have to take action on the recommendations.
Sacramento State is among three CSU campuses getting a combined total of more than $8 million in federal grants to enhance teacher diversity. The goal is to recruit teachers in Latino, African American and other minority communities.
More California high school students are taking college-level Advanced Placement tests. AP exams are taken each May by high school students who've attended classes that are roughly equivalent to undergraduate college courses.
The California Community College System hopes changing the name of a free tuition program will get more eligible students to take advantage of it.
The Sacramento area unemployment rate increased last month. July's jobless rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent in June. Analysts with the state Employment Development Department attribute the increase to seasonal cutbacks at schools.
Some Folsom High School students are planning to launch a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon into the path of the solar eclipse next Monday. The balloon will have four cameras on it.