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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

School district proposes teacher pay cuts

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District officials have given its teachers a "last, best and final offer" that includes pay cuts in trying to strike a contract deal through a mediator.

Paso teachers upset by pay turn out for board meeting

Teachers in a packed room implored the Paso Robles School District on Tuesday night to resume salary negotiations that are certain to result in pay cuts.

Atascadero district decides to refurbish junior high

Atascadero Junior High School will get a new look but keep its current site, school board members decided Tuesday night. The Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a massive overhaul of the junior high school campus at Lewis and Olmeda avenues.

High school trustees unanimously endorse unification with elementary district

Trustees in the Escondido Union High School District unanimously supported the idea of unifying with the Escondido Union School District on Tuesday, although board members admitted the merger was far from a done deal.

School district to shut down debris site after complaints from parents

The San Marcos Unified School District has shut down a site used to sort debris from demolished San Marcos High buildings after parents of an elementary school next to the property complained that their children were getting ill.

LAUSD tries to 'remake' troubled Miramonte Elementary

When students return to the school where two teachers were jailed last week for alleged lewdness, they'll have new teachers in their classrooms, a new principal in the front office and new workers serving lunch.

Parents, districts oppose Brown's proposed transitional kindergarten cuts

In a rally at George Washington Carver School in Long Beach, teachers, parents and community members came to together to voice their concerns.

Parents fume over accused LA teachers' pensions

The abuse scandal in the Los Angeles Unified School District has angered many parents and left students heartbroken. And now there’s another issue brewing: pension payments for teachers accused of misconduct.

Coachella Valley Unified School District votes to study proposed bond measure

Coachella Valley Unified School District will study the feasibility of seeking a multimillion-dollar voter-approved bond to upgrade school facilities and programs, the board decided Tuesday.

District accepts Context charter surrender

The charter for Context Middle School has been surrendered and the Temecula Valley Unified School District will begin closure proceedings, the school board decided Tuesday.

Fresno Unified forms task force to boost graduation rates

Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson announced Tuesday that he is creating a high-level task force to find ways to keep students in school until they graduate.

Mt. Diablo school board discusses Transitional Kindergarten, Clayton Valley charter, community meetings

Preregistration for kindergarten and a new transitional kindergarten program in the Mt. Diablo school district started Tuesday, but schools may not know until later this year whether they will have money to offer the new program.

Lopez: Will L.A. Unified's response to abuse allegations pass muster?

Administrators removed Mark Berndt from the classroom last year, long after complaints were first raised. Now, parents are mixed on transferring the entire staff as the investigation continues and upset that information was kept from them.

Supper is now on the menu at some California schools

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

Baron: LAO wants to redirect QEIA funds

Nearly 30 percent of California schools funded under the Quality Education Investment Act, or QEIA, may be expelled from the program at the end of this academic year for not meeting one or more of the requirements.

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