News: Education Headlines

KHSD allows concealed guns on campus

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.

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District found liable in pep rally beating case, could face millions in damages

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.

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Stockton Unified sued over student arrest data

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.

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Greenfield school unification put on hold

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.

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