The Redwood City School District and the Redwood City Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement on Friday, resolving labor negotiations for the 2015-16 school year. Teachers are to receive a total increase of 5 percent, effective May 31, with a 3.5 percent pay raise retroactive to July 1, 2015, reported district Board of Trustees President Alisa MacAvoy.
Richmond wants to require proposed charter schools to apply for a conditional use permit that would give the city the option to require additional information to show that the site is suitable for children.
Some 4-year-olds in California may miss out on public preschool as Gov. Jerry Brown stuck to his Child Care Block Grant proposal in his revised budget plan released Friday that eliminates the transitional kindergarten program.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for early education, released Friday as part of the May revision of the 2016-17 state budget, is virtually unchanged from his initial proposal in January, offering no new spending and envisioning the creation of a $1.6 billion block grant that would combine funding for the state’s preschool, transitional kindergarten and quality rating and improvement programs.
Despite lowered state revenue projections and Gov. Jerry Brown’s prediction that an economic recession could come any moment, state funding for K-12 and community colleges will rise nearly $3 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, under the May revision of the 2016-17 state budget released on Friday.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has for 11 years opened its restroom doors to transgender students consistent with their gender identity — the first in the nation to do so. California made history two years ago by becoming the first state to enact a similar law.
Ever since the federal government required four years ago that schools serve healthier food – less sodium, more whole grains, more fresh produce – districts across the country have observed a marked drop in the number of students getting their lunch at the cafeteria. The San Juan Unified School District wants to change that.
In a few short years, a dual-immersion Spanish program propelled one elementary school into the fastest growing campus in the Monrovia Unified School District, and now officials hope a new Mandarin language program could have a similar effect.
A former Carlsbad school district employee in charge of renting out Carlsbad High School’s performing arts center will be sentenced next month after admitting embezzling nearly $149,000 in rental fees — money he has since repaid, authorities said.
Salary raises of at least 12 percent over three years are on order for Palo Alto teachers, principals and support staff now that the labor unions have ratified the agreements and the school board has hinted at approval later this month.