Education Headlines

  • Alisal Union offers summer programs for students

    The Alisal Union School District is offering a handful of programs during the summer school break this year. But the challenge is convincing parents to allow their students to participate.

  • Ross Valley district mulls use of former Fairfax school for charter

    The former Deer Park school in Fairfax could provide a new home for the Ross Valley Charter — if state money is available to fix it up.

  • School board discusses updates to food service at schools

    At its last meeting on June 14, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District School Board discussed its current food services program. Among the issues raised with the program are a lack of participation, dissatisfaction with current offerings and accessibility issues.

  • School district looking at three-year deficit

    Chico Unified School District is facing a deficit for the next three years. According to district projections, CUSD expenditures will exceed its revenue from 2018 through 2021, largely because of the decision to prioritize compensation increases, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Kevin Bultema said at a district board of trustees meeting Wednesday evening.

  • Westside schools pass drinking water tests

    All five Taft City School District campuses plus Maricopa Middle School and Midway Elementary had samples taken by the West Kern Water District and all showed lead levels in the water below the allowable level of 15 parts per billion.

  • EdSource: Discipline reform gets boost in California budget

    Tucked inside last week’s state budget deal was some good news for California’s school discipline reform advocates — an additional $15 million for tackling issues such as bullying and trauma students have experienced.

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