Kim Trutane has held off Clementina Duron by one vote to win a seat on the Albany Unified School District Board of Education. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has certified the vote totals, with Trutane finishing with 3,681 votes to Duron’s 3,680.
The Fresno Teachers Association is considering going on strike after failed attempts to make public the typically private bargaining negotiations with Fresno Unified officials.
A parent and several teachers implored the Sonora Union High School Board to be transparent as it attempts to dig itself out of a major financial hole. In a specially called meeting Monday afternoon, the board was also chastised for holding the meeting at 1 p.m., making it difficult for teachers to attend and impossible for students.
Chino Valley Unified officials gave the thumbs down to two charter school petitions from embattled Oxford Preparatory Academy Monday evening, effectively closing the Chino-based school at the end of this school year.
The state should dismantle its system for distributing special education funding for California’s 718,000 students with disabilities and send the money – billions of dollars – directly to local school districts, according to a much anticipated report that’s expected to draw the attention of Gov. Jerry Brown and state education leaders.
Claudia Cazares, who was elected to the Fresno Unified school board earlier this month, rejected a campaign donation made by Richard Spencer – the developer whose no-bid contracts with the district are currently under an FBI investigation.
A newly released audit of high-performing charter school Oxford Preparatory Academy, which has two campuses in Orange County, alleges the school’s founder set up education-related entities with the intent of “laundering” school funds for personal profit.
The U.S. Department of Education released final regulations Monday for the Every Student Succeeds Act that back away from earlier drafts on school rankings and other issues that California’s education leaders had loudly criticized.
When student absences shoot up in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, is it worth it for school districts to hold class at all? That’s the question some school officials are asking themselves after a week where some schools saw absence rates in the double digits.
For the task force charged with recommending ways to balance the Sonora High School budget, everything is on the table. That was the assessment of Superintendent Pat Chabot as he discussed a state report that showed Sonora Union High School District must cut $1.8 million over the next two and a half years or risk being taken over by the state.