While the proposed bond would assist the Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City by renovating fields and retiring a roughly $200,000 annual debt brought on by the purchase of portables among other improvements to the campus, documents show most of the money would go to the Willow Creek Academy charter school, including funding for a $16 million gym.
Tensions over plans to rotate four principals in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District had already reached a boiling point over the past month.
But on Wednesday morning, the community dust-up disintegrated into name-calling among school board members who thought they were speaking in private — but aghast that they weren’t.
Sacramento City Unified elementary schools are seeing a mini building boom in a reversal for a district that closed seven campuses in 2013. The school district is dramatically reducing class sizes for K-3 students this fall and expects to open 75 more classrooms by the time students return from summer vacation.
Former Poway school district Superintendent John Collins was among the highest paid superintendents in the state, but money was so tight at home that he sometimes had trouble paying bills and had to sell his house after a threat of foreclosure, documents show.
Two Jurupa Valley High School agricultural teachers who were placed on paid leave in February amid an investigation will not return when school starts in August. Brian Kantner and Robert Norwood resigned from the Jurupa Unified School District about a month ago, said Daniel Brooks, the district’s personnel director.
A storm that whipped up within the Milpitas Unified School District last school year over controversial changes made to the community service policy impacting students here has finally calmed.
Parents, students and educators may be using colors instead of numbers to see how well their schools rank. The plan, presented at a California State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento this week, would replace giving schools a number — from 200 to 1,000 — heavily based on test scores.
The leadership of Intellectual Virtues Academy, a Long Beach charter school, has revealed where its first class of ninth grade students will attend school.
The local teachers union has made rare common cause with a charter school: They are pressing to have the Los Angeles school district — not the charter — pay for costly retiree benefits that are due to teachers who worked at the charter.
The Los Angeles Unified School District will start demolishing Oso Avenue Elementary School, an eyesore that has rotted away, in preparation for building a campus for the Academy of Integrated Arts and Technology, which will serve students in grades six through 12.