The school district had nearly 40 vacancies in the special education department, according to an Aug. 4 vacancy list. That’s more than a fourth of the district’s total special education positions last year.
Despite some misgivings regarding a short time line from now until the Nov. 8 election, the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District board unanimously voted to place a $148 classroom repair/school safety bond on the ballot.
With most L.A. Unified students returning to classes Tuesday after summer break, the nation’s second largest school district is expected to see its 14th consecutive year of declining enrollment.
Overwhelmed with requests for public records, last year the Cupertino Union School District hired a PR agency to handle communications and media. But the agreement with Voler Strategic Advisors of San Jose has itself become so contentious that district officials have dumped it.
The teacher’s absences are, for the most part, sick or personal days built into their union contracts and granted by administrators. But after years of focusing on truancy and student absences, more research of late has begun to examine what happens when teachers miss a good chunk of the school year.
To meet the demand, districts are getting creative. Some hire teachers in internship programs who can start work before they are fully credentialed. Other districts hire teachers on emergency credentials who have bachelor’s degrees and are enrolled in teacher-preparation programs.
Scores of Sacramento area students were sent home from school this week after they showed up for kindergarten and seventh grade without proof of vaccination.
Since 2010, the group has used the state’s “parent trigger” law to organize parents to take control of local public schools with low test scores.
A federal judge in San Diego on Friday said he will take at least a week before ruling on a request to temporarily stop California’s new vaccination law, an unwelcome delay for vaccination opponents seeking a speedy injunction that would allow students who don’t meet vaccination requirements to start the new school year.
Five county school districts are asking voters to pay more in property taxes for repairs and upgrades at aging campuses and to build new schools.