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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Calaveras High arts center construction will go on

Calaveras Unified School District trustees on Tuesday night voted to begin work on a long-awaited 500-seat performing arts center to be built at Calaveras High School in San Andreas.

Attorney: Fresno trustee lives inside district boundaries

Despite newly released records that show Tony Vang voted outside the school district, the Fresno Unified school board president maintained through his lawyer Tuesday that he always has lived inside the area he was elected to serve.

Galt elementary school district still looking at transportation cuts

Although the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District is expected to receive the same amount of funding for transportation as in years past, the board is still looking at reducing student bus services.

SD teachers union to scrutinze budget, ponder talks

Financial analysts from the California Teachers Association will descend on the San Diego school district this week to scrutinize the budget before local labor leaders survey 7,000 educators about potential concessions that could stop 1,500-plus layoffs from taking effect June 30.

Late payments have school districts borrowing more

Inland school and community college districts are borrowing more and paying more interest and fees because their state payments are arriving late, officials said.

West Contra Costa school district to pay off state loan Friday, four years ahead of schedule

The West Contra Costa school district will pay off its debt to the state Friday during a celebration attended by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and local officials. It will mark more than 20 years since the agency, previously known as the Richmond district, became the first district in the state to enter receivership after filing for bankruptcy in 1991.

Moraga School District to launch investigation into handling of sexual abuse case

In response to concerns from outraged parents, the Moraga School District will launch an investigation into its handling of a sexual abuse case more than a decade ago.

PPIC adds new analytical resources to debate over ‘weighted formula’

Researchers from the Public Policy Institute of California on Monday added new resources for schools – as well as for taxpayers – for evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping plan for restructuring how public schools are funded.

Fensterwald: Teacher dismissal bill moves on

It will be easier and quicker to fire teachers in the most egregious misconduct cases, under a bill that the Senate passed Tuesday 33-4.

L.A. Unified sex harassment settlement could unravel

The terms of the agreement involving an employee's complaint against former Supt. Ramon C. Cortines and its premature disclosure emerge as problems.

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