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NEWS
September 9, 2004
What is the biggest issue facing the school district? The budget crisis and deficit spending. What can be done to keep test scores on the rise? I think getting the teachers the tools they need to educate the students is the key. This involves class-size reduction, the proper books and support materials that will help the teacher teach the standards and other support as the teachers deem necessary. What needs to be done to bolster the budget? What programs should take priorities?
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NEWS
November 25, 1999
Andrew Wainer ISSUE: Early Entry Kindergarten Program Vote: 5-0 Summary: The board of trustees approved the Early Entry Kindergarten Program for the 1999-2000 school year. For the past 11 years, the Fountain Valley School District has offered the program for students who are not eligible to enter kindergarten in September because their 5th birthday falls after Dec. 2. Parents who decide that their children are not developmentally ready to begin school in September and would benefit from an expanded kindergarten experience have also utilized the program.
NEWS
May 2, 2002
Cutting at the campus level no the answer OK Moms and Dads here we go again. . . budget cuts. And who gets the chopping block? The staff that cleans our schools, runs our schools on a daily basis, works to get the kids to read more and eight aides that help the handicapped. I didn't read about any cutting of the fat from the district office, is that off limits? Is the district offices' budget slim? When you see our schools looking trashy, the bathrooms don't work, lights are blowing out in the classrooms, you can't get in to see a vice principal or principal because they are too busy and short staffed, your kids can't use the school library because there isn't a librarian or your handicapped child isn't receiving the help that is required for them on a daily basis -- you will know why. We have major issues at each of the high schools and budget cutting in the "trenches" is not the answer.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
With unprecedented news coverage of the war in Iraq on nearly every channel and antiwar protests and pro-war rallies on numerous street corners, schools are faced with a difficult situation. When and how should teachers and administrators talk to students about the war? Many elementary schools in Huntington Beach have decided that they will not broach the subject with those young pupils. For children that young, this is the best course of action. But, as Harbour View Elementary School Principal Roni Ellis points out, it is not always possible.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill and Lauren Hilgers | October 12, 2005
Classified workers at Burbank Unified School District have been rallying at recent school board meetings to protest a proposed salary increase, an amount they see as inadequate and unfair. "We hope to get the public involved," said Cheryl McDonald, a campus supervisor at Burbank High School, who spoke at a recent meeting. "We want the district to hear our voices and to show them we're willing to take a stand and not just be pushed around, like we have been for so many years."
NEWS
March 31, 2005
It is an unfortunate sign of the times that one of the most important traits the new Ocean View School District superintendent brings to the job is the ability to heal district wounds following a school closure, looming salary cuts and lingering financial woes. But with parents and teachers mounting protests and the students of Kettler Elementary having to prepare for life on new campuses next year, that is just what the district needs. By all accounts, Roberta DeLuca fits the district's needs perfectly.
NEWS
May 25, 2000
-- Compiled by Eron Ben-Yehuda, Angelique Flores and Torus Tammer A MOVING OPINION Among the people voicing their opinions at last week's City Council meeting was former resident Mike O'Grady, who spoke out against the construction of a low-income housing project. "I used to be a resident of Huntington Beach, but my wife made me move," he said. Mayor Dave Garofalo suspected he knew why. "Does she still live here?" he joked. FILM AND FOLLY Betty Della Penna, teacher at Tamura Elementary School, used to study the farm with her students.
NEWS
April 8, 2004
Andrew Edwards Lake View Elementary is one of 50 schools across the country that will join NASA's Explorer School Program, a three-year arrangement beginning next school year in which NASA will provide funding and instructional aid to boost the school's science program for fourth- and fifth-graders. "If this is what Lake View is known for -- that once you get into the upper grades the science program is just [tough as] nails -- that would be great," Principal Thomas Potwora said.
NEWS
By: | September 28, 2005
Leno is joking -- that's what he does Regarding Paul Wangsness' letter slamming Jay Leno: Paul, lighten up, it's a joke. Get it? Leno is a comedian. Comedians do jokes. Leno just happens to be better at it than the rest. As for not hearing in his "bad rap" on community colleges, let me fill you in. They take the camera to the college, and ask students questions like "Where is the Atlantic Ocean?" When these college students can't answer that, they put them on TV. All Leno is doing is asking the questions and holding the mic. The students are the ones that make it into a joke.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
The Huntington Beach Independent went to Perry Elementary and asked fifth-graders, "What are you most looking forward to this summer vacation?" "I'm looking forward to going to the beach." KELLY KUHN, 10 Huntington Beach "Going to Las Vegas ... I'm going to see my uncle." RICHARD PHAM, 10 Huntington Beach "Going back to golfing school. The teachers encourage you.... If you can't do it, they help you until you can!" NICKOLAS NGO, 11 Huntington Beach "I'm looking forward to going to Mexico."
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