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Elk Grove Unified Celebrates Move of School to a New Location within the City of Elk Grove


WHAT: Franklin Elementary Pioneers will grab their gold shovels for the greatly anticipated groundbreaking ceremony at their new and modern location on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gilliam Way and Dorcey Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757

WHO: Students, staff and families of Franklin Elementary School; EGUSD administrators; local elected officials; community members.

WHY: With an increase in housing development and more area traffic, the new Franklin Elementary School location will provide its student body with a modern campus a more appropriate infrastructure and better access for students to safely walk and/or bike to school.


About Franklin Elementary:

Franklin School District was formed in 1859 after absorbing smaller schools in what is now the southwest part of the Elk Grove Unified School District: Point Pleasant (1866 to 1928); Goeth (a district formed in 1910 that never built a school); Mokelumne (1861 to 1949); and Prairie/East Union (1856 to 1914). The school was organized as Franklin Academy, an ambitious plan to serve all the area’s farm students including those of high school age. The name comes from the Franklin House, a stage stop built for pioneers by Andrew George whose mother’s maiden name had been Franklin.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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