The image of Taft Union High School District was more important than the safety of students before, during and after a school shooting in 2013, attorney Daniel Rodriguez said to a panel of jurors Thursday morning.
The Sacramento City Unified School District on Thursday night approved adoption of its budget for the upcoming school year – despite concern that the district is still spending more than $12 million in reserves to balance its books, which officials say is not fiscally sustainable.
In a unanimous vote announced after closed session on Wednesday, trustees approved the appointment of Karling Aguilera-Fort. The El Rancho Unified School District leader will start in Oxnard on July 1 with an annual base salary of $235,000.
Assembly Bill 197 would require districts to provide at least one “full‑day kindergarten (that) is the same number of minutes per school day that is offered to pupils in 1st grade.” It would go into effect for the 2022-23 school year.
As Fresno Unified School District officials praise a “revolutionary” agreement with the teachers’ union, recent infighting within the union has triggered allegations of name-calling and rules violations and now a court battle over membership dues.
Facing an avalanche of community support, the Folsom Cordova Unified school board let a popular Folsom teacher keep his job after a long, emotional meeting Thursday night.
Proposed changes to California’s vaccination law would make it more difficult for parents to use medical exemptions to avoid immunizing their children before enrolling them in school.
San Diego Unified teachers will get a 3.7% raise, outpacing the state’s cost of living increase, under a tentative agreement reached between the union and the district Thursday.
Housing in Santa Cruz may be less affordable for teachers than any other city in the U.S., a USA Today analysis found. To afford the median rent in Santa Cruz, teachers must pay 66% of a typical mid-career salary of $62,620, according to the analysis. Santa Cruz ranked as the least affordable city for teachers out of the 291 cities the news organization reviewed, followed by San Jose, San Francisco, Honolulu and Santa Rosa.
The city was ranked the fifth least affordable in the U.S., with only Honolulu, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz being worse.