Multi-year deficit spending at Sonora Union High School District is whittling away the district’s main operating fund and threatening to send the district into insolvency.
Kern High School District leaders approved a controversial policy Monday allowing some to carry concealed firearms on campus, however the implementation of that policy remains murky with board members differing on their interpretations.
The Kern High School District’s board president admitted that Bakersfield High School made missteps in handling a pep rally in 2010 that left former student Mitch Carter with allegedly serious injuries.
Concealed carry weapon permit holders will soon be able to walk onto Kern High School District campuses without an internal screening process, board members decided Monday, ending a months-long debate that has fired up anti-gun advocates and divided a community.
It took only an hour of deliberation for a Bakersfield jury to decide Monday that the Kern High School District acted negligently by allowing Bakersfield High School students to violently pile on top of classmate Mitchell Carter, who was wearing a chicken costume meant to mock an opposing team’s mascot during a 2010 pep rally. The jury voted 10 to 2, a sufficient margin for a verdict in a civil case.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget bill Monday for the coming fiscal year, fully embracing a package his office played a major role in shaping and making no blue-pencil reductions to individual spending items in the plan.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to reopen a case over public-sector workers’ obligation to help fund the union that represents them, leaving intact a 4-4 deadlock. The court on March 29 announced the deadlock, which left in place a lower court decision lets more than 20 states continue to require public-sector workers to pay union fees.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Stockton Unified School District seeking records of student arrests by school police, stating that the public has the right to know how, why and which students are involved in police interactions.
Before Stockton Unified School District trustees voted unanimously to approve an update to the Local Control Accountability Plan for the 2016-17 school year, the district was slapped with a lawsuit from the ACLU of Northern California for what the organization said is the district’s refusal to release documentation of student arrest and citation data.
Faced with two reports that placed in doubt the financial and educational viability of a newly organized Greenfield Unified School District, members of the Monterey County Committee on School District Organization voted late Monday to postpone the decision for two years.