Thursday, March 8, 2012
Working together, Greenfield Union School District teachers and administrators this past week found a way to save 34 of the 59 teaching positions in danger of being eliminated next school year.
Sonora Union High School District may be unable to meet its financial obligations by the 2013-14 school year unless California provides more funding for education, according to a budget report given at the regular board meeting Tuesday night.
The state-appointed trustee sent in to restore order to the Alisal Union School District is leaving the job earlier than planned, state officials said Wednesday. The state Board of Education made the announcement from Sacramento that Carmella Franco's last day at the helm of the Alisal school system is May 25.
Mario Bonilla isn't sure how his daughter will get to school next year.
Waving goodbye to his kindergartner as she got on a bus Tuesday morning, Bonilla said he wasn't aware that the Lake Elsinore Unified School District voted last month to eliminate most home-to-school transportation.
Going against the recommendations of their administrators, a majority of the Monterey County Board of Education granted the CORAL Academy charter school 30 days to come up with a better financial plan.
Security will be beefed up today at Carson High School, a day after some students were involved in a melee in the campus quad, leaving four of them hospitalized and three others in custody.
The state Department of Education will find a new organization to operate the program starting July 1. It's possible that while a new organization is being sought, the county will continue to administer the program for a month or two beyond June 30, a spokesman with the Superintendent of Schools Office said Wednesday.
The Fresno Unified School District board took a step Wednesday toward fixing problems the state discovered during a recent review of school programs.
For the fourth time in five years, Davis voters on Tuesday approved a school parcel tax to make up for state funding cuts and to avoid reductions in programs and teaching staff.
The San Diego Unified School District will analyze and publicly discuss the cost and management of its health care benefits for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Trustees on Wednesday voted to put a parcel tax on the June ballot, which will ask voters to levy an annual $58 fee on property owners in order to preserve school programs.
When he starts work July 1, Santa Clara County's new superintendent of schools will earn more than any other schools chief in the South Bay, and he will be among the top-paid school leaders in the state.
Based on changing enrollment and student needs, the Livermore school district will send out preliminary layoff notices to teachers by next week.
Two weeks after Berkeley High School's lead safety officer was arrested on allegations of identity theft from a colleague, the sense of shock among administrators and parents is still fresh.
The Oakland school board on Wednesday night voted unanimously to allow two elementary schools, ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, to operate as independently-run charters.
One of the main reasons students are suspended from California schools is for “disrupting school activities” or “willfully defying” school authorities, which are largely undefined terms open to substantial interpretation, or misinterpretation, by school officials.
Next year, school districts will receive the students’ results on state standardized tests in two weeks, not two months – or longer. Gov. Jerry Brown had called for the quicker turnaround in his State of the State address, and on Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved amendments to the contract with the test administrator, Educational Testing Service, to make that possible.
An unconvinced State Board of Education took no action Wednesday on a request for a wavier from the No Child Left Behind law being pushed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.