The contractor suing Fresno Unified over a no-bid construction project has asked a judge to deny the district’s recent motion to dismiss the case, calling district leaders “arrogant.”
Twice rejected by the La Mesa school board, a charter school lost its appeal to the San Diego County Board of Education and must now seek a petition from the state or take its chances in court.
EcoBusiness Alliance sued the San Ysidro School District for breach-of-contract, and two years ago won a $12 million jury verdict plus attorney fees. Now, in an effort to keep that judgment from depleting the district’s general fund, San Ysidro trustees and administrators have negotiated a deal that’s structured very differently.
Since Fresno Unified School District was taken to court in 2012 over a no-bid school construction contract, the district has paid nearly $500,000 in legal fees related to the case.
Two years after three-quarters of the state’s largest school districts combined classes for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, most districts are now creating separate classes for the younger children.
Cooperation between local tribes, legislators and the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District resulted in the allocation of almost $10 million dollars in state funds to help with ongoing mold issues the district’s been dealing with for years.
A California appeals court has dealt another blow to education advocates arguing the state’s system of funding schools is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 decision issued Wednesday, justices upheld a lower court’s decision to throw out the case, which is a consolidation of two lawsuits, Robles-Wong v. California and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. California.
Roshni Mejia wasn’t afraid to speak up – in fact, she said, she was supposed to speak up. As co-chair of the teachers union at Manual Arts High School, Mejia said it was occasionally her job to speak frankly to her bosses. But that all changed on February 18, when Manual Arts’ principal called Mejia into her office.
National School District trustees won’t make a decision just yet on whether to consider starting talks on a project labor agreement tied to its remaining school bond funds. Construction union supporters lobbied the school board in February on the proposal, but Superintendent Chris Oram said trustees decided the timing isn’t right for going forward.
Magnet schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District accepted fewer than half of students who applied for the 2016-17 school year. The district received about 44,000 applications to attend magnets, which are themed schools that are open to all students, regardless of where they live.