While K-12 education issues were rarely mentioned in the 2016 presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trumps’s proposal to give children taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend a range of schools, including private schools, could find fertile ground in his administration.
Hundreds of school district employees were compensated more than $100,000 in Butte County last year.
The former superintendent of Poway Unified School District, fired in July when school board members accused him of taking unauthorized pay, was San Diego County’s top-compensated K-12 employee in 2015, based on new government salary data.
As Californians adjust to the seismic shifts of Tuesday’s elections, education leaders are trying to divine what impact a Trump presidency will have on education in California.
Custodians, maintenance and food service workers at the Alameda Unified School District will receive a 3.11 percent pay raise under a tentative agreement with the district that was announced on Friday.
Property owners in Mt. Diablo Unified School District can expect to see increases in their school taxes, now that the remaining Measure C bond funds of $38.5 million were sold this week.
Thanks to Proposition 58, which California voters passed earlier this month, more of dual-immersion programs are likely to pop up across the state. Proposition 58 gives school districts more flexibility to teach English learners, ending restrictions that used to require students be taught only in English, unless parents signed a waiver requesting otherwise.
Teachers all over California are grappling with this: how to create a safe space for students to express their fears, while also remaining nonpartisan and respectful of all political views.
Kern High School District trustees voted 3-2 Thursday to allow teachers and certificated staffers with Concealed Carry Weapon permits to bring guns to campuses.
Members of the El Monte Union High School District’s Board of Trustees were paid their full monthly compensation for the past year and a half despite multiple absences from board meetings, potentially violating state law.