As fears mount about a federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants, a growing number of California school districts are trying to reassure students they will be able to attend school without the intrusion of federal authorities.
The Montebello Unified School District’s audit committee, which formed to direct the school board on how to move forward with a forensic audit of the district, narrowed down its recommendation options to two agencies Thursday.
The Fremont Unified School District faces a $23 million budget shortfall for the 2017-18 school year, largely because it plans to hire 48 more teachers, increase contributions to employees’ pension plans and cover negotiated salary raises, all while receiving less state money than expected.
Substitute teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District will receive a raise for the first time in at least five years, district officials said. The school board recently voted to increase their compensation by $18 per day to $135 from $118.
The search for a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District is officially on, the district announced this week.
The owner of Folsom-based PowerSchool announced Thursday that as part of an $850 million acquisition, it has extended the reach of PowerSchool’s K-12 technology systems into half of all schools in the United States.
Significantly more money from the state budget and a bigger portion of recently hired teachers’ pay will go to the state teachers pension fund to make up for projected lower investment earnings.
A common refrain at Sonora Union High School board meetings has been that a raise for teachers in 2015-16 helped precipitate the current fiscal crisis.
Azusa Unified has joined a group of Southern California school districts designating themselves as sanctuary, safe zone or safe haven districts.
Electric school buses will soon make their way through California streets. Government officials from both California and Quebec, Canada, unveiled the eLion electric school bus Tuesday at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto.