As the Los Gatos High wrestling drama unfolded, Greg Varela stayed quiet. The wrestling coach chose not to address allegations that his move north from powerhouse Gilroy was about big bucks and the inner workings of a few wealthy families.
To plug a budget hole without increasing class sizes, LA Unified will cut or reassign nearly 500 positions. But fewer than 70 people will actually lose their jobs.
On Thursday, the Legislature approved a budget package that provides $78.4 billion through Proposition 98, the primary source of spending for K-12 and community colleges. That total is 5.2 percent — $3.9 billion — more than appropriated a year ago.
Two former San Ysidro School District administrators who abruptly resigned last year overpaid themselves a combined sum of more than $300,000 and received reimbursements for questionable expenses paid for with personal credit cards, according to a state audit.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees announced Tuesday evening as the meeting began that interim superintendent Clark Burke was promoted to superintendent, formally replacing outgoing superintendent Jason Messer.
The charter school that serves low-income students, who would be the first in their families to go to college, is about to finish its first full year with something new: a teachers union.
Despite commanding roughly 40 percent of state spending, California’s system of public education, from kindergarten to college, cannot answer whether students are successfully moving from school to the workforce.
Oakland Unified has enough money to pay its bills through the end of the year, but the way it has spent its money and reported its budget has raised red flags for an independent agency that evaluated its finances.
Parents, teachers and current and former students showed up to speak at Tuesday’s Palm Springs Unified board meeting, outraged by the reassignment of Palm Springs High School’s beloved Latin teacher.
The Fresno Unified School District board adopted a new, stripped-down dress code Wednesday that removes all explicit bans on student appearance and leaves those specifics up to individual schools.