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.
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.
A new state law that kicked in last summer requires shots for public school children. Some families are still adjusting to the law.
UPDATE, July 12, 4:27 p.m.: A bill that would have allowed California school districts to add another year of probation to teachers before extending tenure will not become law this year.
The California Community College system is out with an online video targeting Dream Act students. Those are students who have been in California for at least three years and graduated from a California High School.