Jennifer Glueck has been hired at the Big Lagoon School as principal, superintendent and teacher. Glueck, previously a seventh grade English as a Second Language and Social Studies teacher in Hoopa, also formerly taught eighth grade math and science.
The Natomas Unified School board voted Wednesday to hike Superintendent Chris Evans’ pay by more than 20 percent. The $46,130 raise brings the superintendent’s salary to $270,000.
After walking the picket line for 7 school days, Yuba City teachers are returning to the classroom. The Yuba City Teachers Association (YCTA) announced on its Facebook page that they would return to work Monday.
Labor negotiations between the Durham Unified School District and the Durham Unified Teachers Association have been underway for more than a year, but because the parties have been unable to reach an agreement through bargaining sessions and mediation, the groups are now bringing in a fact-finding panel.
A coalition of state leaders and community groups in California is pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to sign legislation that would step up charter school accountability and financial transparency.
Schools do not all screen students for mental health issues, and the practice varies widely across states. Even if students are successfully identified, many areas lack the community-based mental health treatment options that would be needed to help them.
The Hayward school board fired its superintendent Thursday, with members saying his explosive temper and purported misuse of public resources were among the causes. Stan Dobbs had been on paid leave since June while the district investigated claims that he violated state law, including improperly using the district’s printing shop, said board President Lisa Brunner.
One day in September, Santee Educational Complex’s enrollment stood at 1,779 students in the general education program. (Students with special needs are counted separately.) Although this was a significant improvement over past years, it still was shy of principal Martin Gomez’s goal of 1,782, and time was running out.
Amid concerns over credit card spending by some school administrators, the governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School met in closed session Friday for more than five hours to discuss the possible “discipline/dismissal/release” of one or more employees.
A little-known state program allowing school districts to let in students regardless of where they live is set to expire at the end of this school year. That news will have little to no effect on most California schools — only 47 of the state’s 1,022 school districts opted to use the program, called District of Choice.