EGUSD staff has worked closely with the Miwok Local Tribal Council and recommended that the Board take formal action to name the site, formerly referred to as Laguna Ridge East, as the Miwok Village Elementary School. At the August 10th Board meeting, the EGUSD School Board approved the recommendation. The District extends its respect and appreciation to the Wilton Rancheria Tribal Council for their involvement and engagement with the District to bring this formal naming to fruition.
This effort and relationship will be of great value to the region. Local tribal leaders and elders will play a critical role in the school planning, culture and overall school community now and forever. Mary Tarango, Antonio Ruiz, Raquel Williams and Jesus Tarango joined EGUSD staff at the August 10th Board meeting for the presentation.
The Miwok people were the original residents of the Cosumnes River. They had many villages throughout the Elk Grove and Franklin areas. The Elk Grove and surrounding communities have become familiar with names and references to words like Cosumnes, Mokelumne and Omochumne. The similarity among these references is credited to the Miwok people who were the first residents of what is now the South Sacramento County region. When the first explorers came to this area, in the very early 1800s, they found many groups of Native Americans living along the Cosumnes River and the little creeks and waterways which thread across what we now call Elk Grove, Laguna Creek, Wilton, Franklin, Sheldon and Sloughhouse.
The Miwok people were the first to live along the Cosumnes River as it wound its way down from the high country of El Dorado County to the flatlands including the Elk Grove and Franklin areas. In the waterways west of Highway 99, the Cosumnes River joins the Mokelumne River, and together, they flow on until they become one with the mighty San Joaquin. This was home to many Miwok people who spanned south and east as far as Yosemite and into the Delta region.
Scheduled Opening: July 2022
Principal – Jodi Boyle, Ed.D.
10070 Lousada Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Carroll Elementary School will serve as a temporary office location for Dr. Jodi Boyle and her
office staff while they wait for the Miwok Village Elementary office to be completed. The school office number is:
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