Education Headlines

  • Butte Valley school district mulls campus closure

    The Butte Valley Unified School District is looking at taking drastic actions this year to address a $255,000 budget shortfall, according to a recent press release. The release notes that the biggest change currently under consideration is the closure of Butte Valley Middle School in Macdoel, a move expected to save approximately $59,000 in ongoing direct costs.

  • Chico Unified increases surveillance after string of break-ins

    The Chico Unified School District is ramping up surveillance at its 22 campuses after a recent rash of burglaries and vandalism targeted several schools.

  • John Mockler, Capitol’s top education finance guru, dies at 73

    John Mockler, who wrote California’s landmark school finance law during a political and governmental career that spanned a half-century, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 73.

  • Interim superintendent has district looking up

    Edward Velasquez has pulled off a drastic turnaround for a district that has been in negative certification — a classification a school district falls under when it can’t meet its financial obligations in the current and following fiscal years.

  • Sweetwater board hires search firm for supe

    Trustees for the Sweetwater Union High School District are getting the ball rolling in hiring a permanent superintendent after selecting a consulting firm to conduct a search.

  • EdSource: Bill would require ‘breakfast after the bell’ at more schools

    Taking aim at the effect of hunger on students’ ability to learn, two California legislators announced Tuesday a bill that would require more schools to provide breakfast after the start of school.

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