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Friday, June 8, 2012

Charter school Somis Academy closing doors

Somis Academy, a home study charter school, will close after the Somis Union School District board this week unanimously denied the school's petition for renewal.

New superintendent coming from Santa Maria

Douglas Kimberly, superintendent of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, has been selected to be the new leader of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District, it was announced Thursday.

Tiburon elementary school to build outdoor classroom

Faced with ballooning enrollment, a Tiburon elementary school is turning to an unlikely place to help ease a classroom shortage the outdoors.

Mold removed from Claremont High classroom, Cal/OSHA investigating

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to close an investigation by early July into mold being found in a Claremont High School classroom.

Fortuna school board hopes for smooth transition; race for one seat still undecided

The race for seats on the Fortuna Elementary School Board is still too close to call for two candidates, but the other board members-elect hope to facilitate a smooth transition for the new district despite an uncertain state budget.

Del Mar chooses new schools chief

Del Mar Union School District board members have chosen a new superintendent. Holly McClurg, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instructional services, will be promoted to schools chief.

Fresno County after-school programs in jeopardy Program grants denied for several area districts

The future of after-school programs throughout Fresno County that serve thousands of teens and help struggling students stay on track to graduate is in question.

District board members urge investigation of Oakland school

Oakland school board members are calling for the district to investigate whether a private school accused of abuse is inflating enrollment numbers to get more than its share of taxpayer funding.

Fensterwald: Judge OKs Prop 98 shell game

A Superior Court judge last week lopped a limb off Proposition 98. Fans of Monty Python might have been amused; school districts will not be.

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