There are few reasons to mourn the death of the newspaper industry. With the development of new technology, no one owns the news anymore. No one controls the information that reaches the public. Information is everywhere, representing facts never before so available, and a larger variety of opinions about what is going on than ever before. Newspapers took pride in being the watchdogs for communities; but today there are more eyes on current events than ever before.
The information revolution enriches even smaller communities like Livingston, California. The purpose of this series of articles is to help you find the information that is meaningful to you and members of your family.
This article focuses on where to find information about schools. We start with Livingston’s P-8 schools. The Livingston Union School District website has sub-pages for each campus, and a main page that includes campus news and upcoming events. Among upcoming events, as examples, are Yamato Colony School Science Night, the Livingston Middle School Spring Concert and the Campus Park School Spring Carnival. The site also includes school board agendas, email addresses for school officials and teachers, state-mandated testing scores, explanations of school policies, and other features too numerous to mention here.
Like the LUSD website, Livingston High School offers information about special events, as well as routine information about day-to-day activities and policies. One important notice on the LHS main page is the plan to change telephone numbers at the campus beginning April 11. Old numbers are listed next to the new to help you locate the changing numbers. The LHS site also points to the main Merced Union High School District page, where you may find links to detailed school board agendas, as well as other district information.
The four-year college that graduates more Livingston students than any other is California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock. In addition to the usual news and announcements, there is information about financial aid, the faculty and staff members, what it’s like to attend the college, academic degrees that are available, admissions policies, and just about everything else you would need to know about the university, If you don’t see the information you need, there are plenty of ways to generate email to ask questions.
Merced College is a two-year academic and vocational college that serves more Livingston students than any other campus of that type. Information about degrees and certificates offered by the college is easy to find, as is information about academic standards, financial aid and other information crucial to incoming and existing students.
Do you have more sources for information about Livingston, California education? If so, include the information in the comments section below.