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Audio: An Expeditionary Learning School Takes Off in California’s Mountains

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Truckee, CA
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In 2008, in a small town in northern California, a dozen or so parents of preschoolers started dreaming about a different kind of elementary school and chartered SELS—the Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, in Truckee, California in March 2010. This podcast features Kim Bradley, a founding parent and current board member of SELS; David Manahan, the SELS Principal from the beginning, and Dr. Robert Leri, the current Superintendent of the Truckee-Tahoe School District.

Download the audio transcript here.

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Contact Information
Mr. David Manahan, Principal at Time of Nomination
11603 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA, 96161-4953
(530) 582-3701

Student Demographics 2017

Number of students K-8 212
Students eligible for subsidized meals 32%
Students receiving special ed services 16%
White students 74%
Hispanic or Latino students 21%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Student mobility rate 3%