Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Three months after a 15-year-old Centennial High School sophomore collapsed at school and later died, the Kern High School District has signaled it plans to move forward with placing automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, on every campus.
The Lodi Unified School District has opted to go to trial and declined to pay $4.2 million to the family of a special-needs student who was molested on a school bus.
A longstanding dispute between Pismo Beach’s now-dissolved redevelopment agency and the Lucia Mar school district over millions of dollars that district officials say is owed to them could come to a head today.
After thousands of supporters mobilized to defend a popular 11th-grade wilderness program from closure, administrators in the Tamalpais Union High School District have proposed an option for keeping the program alive.
A newly elected assemblymember has introduced a bill that could make parcel taxes more attractive to school districts by allowing them to impose different tax rates on residential and commercial properties.
Superintendents’ pay among the three Coachella Valley school districts has risen over the past four years — with Desert Sands Unified seeing the largest increase — at the same time educators have been struggling to balance their budgets, according to data from a California Watch investigation.
Despite passionate pleas and a student march to save a principal's job, the Modesto City Schools board voted in closed session to approve removal of six administrators at school year's end. In open session, the board approved high school attendance boundary changes to even out enrollment.
Researchers are questioning how California's schools have managed the more than 5.5 million acres that the federal government granted to the state when it joined the union, according the San Francisco Chronicle.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing regulations to keep the nation’s students from buying gummy bears, fruit roll-ups and cheese puffs from vending machines and at campus snack bars during the school day. But it would allow high school students to buy 12-ounce sports drinks and 20-ounce diet sodas.
Gov. Jerry Brown is mostly on the right track. The school finance system needs an overhaul, and the state should recognize that it costs more to teach a poor child or one with language limitations. Sacramento should get out of the way and let school districts, principals and teachers decide how to spend the money.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said Monday that it raised red flags with Los Angeles Unified about a pedophile priest before the district hired him as a community liaison in 2002.
Joseph Pina remained employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than a decade despite warnings about his sexual history, according to interviews and records.