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Friday, November 16, 2012

Lincoln Unified adds two school days

Lincoln Unified has added two days to this year's instructional calendar, a move made possible by last week's victory of Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 education tax initiative.

Perris trustees renew superintendent's contract

Perris Union High School's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved renewing Superintendent Jonathan Greenberg's contract through Oct. 31, 2016.

School bond propositions still short of passing

A bond proposition in the San Dieguito Union High School District is still too close to call more than one week after the election.

Fontana Unified announces departure of No. 2 official

Alejandro Alvarez, who for the past three years has been associate superintendent for business services, has accepted a similar position with Compton Unified School District.

Murrieta school days, teacher salaries restored

Murrieta parents rejoice: The school year just got a little longer. The Murrieta Valley school board officially restored six days to the 2012-13 school year on Thursday morning.

West Contra Costa schools face financial challenges despite Proposition 30 passage

Trustees for the West Contra Costa school district celebrated the passage of Proposition 30 as well as a local parcel tax and a school construction bond Wednesday night. Nonetheless, the election success did nothing to stem the need to draw down the district's $13.5 million rainy day fund, according to a report presented by associate superintendent Sheri Gamba.

San Ramon Valley's Measure D is a winner

The finally tally is in and Measure D has won by a hair. Passage authorizes the San Ramon Valley school district to issue up to $260 million in bonds to finance 45 infrastructure and technology upgrades at San Ramon Valley district schools.

Fensterwald: New Assembly Education chair skeptical of plan for weighted funding

Any bill to change the way that California funds its public schools will have to go through Joan Buchanan, and that could present problems for Gov. Jerry Brown.
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lodi Unified parents, students propose PE waiver program

Lodi Unified is the only large school district in San Joaquin County that does not allow student athletes to waive a second year, or 10 credits, of PE if they have extensive participation in athletics.

San Dieguito bond measure within a hair of passing

The latest round of ballots counted by the Registrar of Voters show a bond proposition in the San Dieguito Union High School District close to passing, while other bond measures in Del Mar and MiraCosta Community College District were mostly unchanged.

Monterey County schools begin to implement new standards

This educational shift — the standards have been adopted in 45 states — is not only inspiring educators, but advocates of English learners, who believe Common Core presents an opportunity to address their needs more fully.