Friday, April 20, 2012
One week after Stockton Unified's board narrowly voted to offer its superintendent's position to Steve Lowder, the former Lincoln Unified leader is waiting for the hiring process to run its course and hoping it all works out.
Laying the blame on the uncertainty of state funding for education, Lake Elsinore school trustees voted Thursday to eliminate 72 support positions, half of which come from the transportation department.
Up until the first of the year, Inspire, a charter school connected to the Chico Unified School District, thought it was going to get its own campus on a portion of the play yard at Chapman School, 1071 E. 16th St.
Facing a campaign to remove him from office, Glenn Harris resigned late Wednesday from his positions as superintendent of both the Plumas Unified School District and the Plumas County Office of Education.
More than 70 classified positions were eliminated by the Lake Elsinore Unified school board Thursday, but some of those positions could be saved if the district can reach a concession agreement with the employees union.
School board members reviewed their options Wednesday night to cut millions from the district's budget over the next two years. They aren't pretty.
Prompted by a scathing audit and proposed legislation, the state's top construction administrators are scheduled today to discuss ways to improve the seismic safety and oversight of public school building projects.
One day after Democrats on the Senate Education Committee rejected his sweeping approach to getting rid of poorly performing and badly behaving teachers, Republican leader Bob Huff mentioned an often cited but much disputed quote of the late Albert Shanker in letting the Democrats have it.