August 16, 2019

Next Thursday, August 22nd, the Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Education will hold their meeting in American Canyon. The meeting will start at 7 PM in the American Canyon High School Theater ( the agenda is available here).

Last May, District representatives shared with American Canyon families that tough decisions lay ahead. Since that time, the District has taken steps to address the situation, including the appointment of a special citizens committee to evaluate the closure and/or consolidation of small elementary schools in Napa and Yountville. The District has also taken a comprehensive look at American Canyon’s student enrollment trends verified from the California Department of Education’s data and refined American Canyon’s future enrollment projections. This week, City and District staff met to discuss their findings.

District staff will present these findings with a focus on enrollment data and demographic projections specific to American Canyon at the meeting on the 22nd. This information will help inform the District's decision whether or not to build a second middle school in American Canyon. Last week your Mayor, City Council members, and I traveled to Napa to attend the NVUSD Board meeting and spoke on behalf of the community’s needs for a second middle school. We asked the Board to hold their next meeting here in American Canyon so that our residents could more easily be informed on this important issue. I am grateful the District agreed to this request, and I strongly encourage all American Canyon residents to attend (regardless of whether you have school-aged children or not).  
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Citizens Academy Application Period Extended
Our free Academy is all about developing future community leaders and building a better community... and having fun while learning together! We teach participants about critical roles and functions in our City and how everything comes together to form a strong and effective government.

The Fall Citizens Academy begins Wednesday, September 4th. There are 8 Wednesday evening classes (9/4 - 10/23 from 6 to 9 PM) and a City Facilities Tour on Saturday, September 14th. Classes are held at City facilities and include dinner. Registration is open to AC residents, 18 years and older.
Construction Updates
Ghilotti Construction is making great progress on the final stage of the Donaldson Way Sidewalk Project. The final road closures for this project are scheduled for:

Thursday, August 22nd, 8:30 AM - 7 PM
Friday, August 23rd, 8:30 AM - 7 PM
Saturday, August 24th, 7 AM - 7 PM

Upcoming Meetings & Events
The City Council will meet on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Sign up to receive upcoming agendas and meeting notices. 
Don't miss the "Clear the Shelters" Event at the Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center on August 17th and 18th!
Summer of Entertainment
Free live music and outdoor movie at the DoubleTree Hotel this weekend! Click here for the full schedule.

Enjoy folk, rock, country, and blues with the Amber Snider Live Band at the Napa Junction Brewery's outdoor patio from 1-4 PM on Sunday, August 18th.

Check out the Community Calendar by clicking the snapshot below for more things to do! Add an event to the Community Calendar  here.
Another Great National Night Out
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the time getting to know your neighbors on August 6th. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Check out the article from the Napa Valley Register about Lobo, and our growing neighborhood watch program.
Updates from Napa Valley Unified School District
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