Friday, March 9, 2012
Rio trustees hired the Ventura County Office of Education to start searching for a new superintendent Thursday night. The board hopes to have someone in place in June, allowing for a short transition before interim Superintendent Howard Hamilton steps down.
Rigorous Stockton Early College Academy will receive an Academic Performance Index score for 2011 despite a testing error last year, California's State Board of Education ruled Thursday.
Unlike many other schools in California, Summerville High School does not anticipate running out of funds within the next two years, according to a budget report presented at the districtís regular board meeting Wednesday.
Under the gun to address a $6.2 million budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, El Monte Union High School District board members Wednesday approved a list of cuts, largely targeting the district's more than 20,000-student adult school program and hitting all district administrators with a pay cut.
A real estate deal in the works for nearly 30 years is finally coming to fruition and will net the financially strapped Walnut Valley Unified School District a whopping $25 million.
More than 50 people gathered across the street from the Lake Elsinore school district office Thursday, ready to march to the board room to protest the elimination of busing.
In an attempt to bridge a projected deficit of $2.4 million in the next three years, district administrators said they needed to come up with $900,000 in transportation cuts and other reductions to make up for the loss of revenue.
The Bellflower school board voted unanimously Thursday night to eliminate the district's Adult School program. "Our mandate is K-12," Bellflower Unified Superintendent Brian Jacobs said. "We have to cut other programs to save cutting programs for the children."
Sherwood Montessori School has been granted a five-year renewal of its charter with a clear admonition that if the kids don't learn their mathematics, the whole school could be down for the count.
Two Oakland elementary schools will soon leave the school district and operate independently, bringing the total number of charter schools in the city to 38.
Jose Manzo, superintendent of the Alum Rock Union School District in San Jose, will move a few miles south to become chief of the Oak Grove School District.
As an education civil rights organization, we are far more accustomed to seeing school districts violate the rights of underserved students to a quality education than protect them from harm. But sometimes a school districtís leadership takes such a strong and courageous stance on behalf of their most vulnerable students that it takes your breath away.
School districts can be held liable for administrators who learn that an employee may be prone to molesting children but fail to take action to protect students, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Administrators from Stockton Unified School District went home about $3 million poorer yesterday. They had traveled to Sacramento to appeal to the State Board of Education for waivers from the academic requirements of the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA). All five of the districtís K-8 schools receiving QEIA funds had failed to meet their Academic Performance Index targets, and that meant being expelled from the program at the end of this school year.
A worst-case scenario budget outline is expected to be submitted to LAUSD board members on Tuesday that calls for steep cuts to adult and early education, elementary school arts programs and school athletics transportation and a hike in lunch prices of 50 cents.
A group of California State University, Fresno, journalism students and their instructor publicly criticized Fresno Unified School District on Wednesday for repeatedly blocking access to public information and attempting to stymie their reporting efforts.