School district – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:44:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://astoriaschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-31T000949.167.png School district – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ 32 32 College Community School District raises pay rate for outgoing bus drivers https://astoriaschools.org/college-community-school-district-raises-pay-rate-for-outgoing-bus-drivers/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:44:00 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/college-community-school-district-raises-pay-rate-for-outgoing-bus-drivers/ CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — The College Community School District is increasing its starting pay rate for bus drivers by $2, from $21 to $23 an hour, as part of its latest effort to recruit and retain employees. In a news release, the district said the move comes in addition to a $500 signing bonus […]]]>

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — The College Community School District is increasing its starting pay rate for bus drivers by $2, from $21 to $23 an hour, as part of its latest effort to recruit and retain employees.

In a news release, the district said the move comes in addition to a $500 signing bonus for new hires and addresses the nationwide shortage of bus drivers.

“While a Class B CDL license is required to operate a school bus, this license is not required to apply to College Community,” district leaders said in a news release. “New employees are compensated for on-the-job training and are reimbursed for half the cost of the license. Additionally, College Community covers the cost of the Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-employment medical exam and all other certification expenses. Bus drivers enjoy a flexible schedule with part-time hours, paid time off, summer time off, and eligibility for benefits.

The district also offers incentives to current employees for recruiting new employees. If a current employee in the college community hires a new staff member for the transportation department, they will receive $250. If recruitment occurs after 60 or 90 days, the employee will receive a recruitment bonus of $100.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, staffing challenges are impacting all sectors of our economy. Schools are also facing this unprecedented staffing challenge, which has been well documented in local and national media. While College Community and Iowa, in general, tend to experience fewer challenges than other states, we have not been immune to the effects of staffing shortages, particularly in transportation,” said College Community School District Superintendent Douglas Wheeler.

The pay rate increase is the third pay increase for bus drivers in the district in the past four years. Other recruitment and retention efforts include increased benefits eligibility and additional paid time off.

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North County School News, November 20: Poway robotics team in Geneva; Escondido District Collects Gift Cards https://astoriaschools.org/north-county-school-news-november-20-poway-robotics-team-in-geneva-escondido-district-collects-gift-cards/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 08:00:55 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/north-county-school-news-november-20-poway-robotics-team-in-geneva-escondido-district-collects-gift-cards/ ESCONDIDO Opening of Art Association scholarships The Escondido Art Association announces its 2022-23 Art Scholarship Program for high school seniors gifted in the arts and enrolled in any Escondido-based high school. A total of $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded as follows: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $150 for third place and […]]]>

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Opening of Art Association scholarships

The Escondido Art Association announces its 2022-23 Art Scholarship Program for high school seniors gifted in the arts and enrolled in any Escondido-based high school. A total of $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded as follows: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $150 for third place and two $50 honorable mentions. Scholarship application documents and rules are available from the scholarship coordinators in the schools, as well as at escondidoartassociation.com. Completed applications should be submitted to the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave. from noon to 6 p.m. on March 4. Call Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Rosemarie Woldin, (760) 743-6634 or Carol Crisci, (760) 745-3585.

School district collecting gift cards for students

The Escondido Union High School District is collecting $25 Target or Walmart gift cards as part of a holiday campaign for high school students impacted by homelessness. The cards will be given to the students before the December holidays. About 200 students in the district are homeless or in housing insecurity. Gift cards can be mailed to Escondido Union High School District, c/o Paula Zamudio, or dropped off at the District Service Center, 302 N. Midway Drive, through Dec. 1. Contact pzamudio@euhsd.org or call (760) 291-3237.

NORTH COUNTY

Veterans Writing Group Awards Scholarships

The San Diego Veterans Writing Group recently named its Ernie Pyle Scholarship winners for 2022. The scholarships support military veterans and those active in the military while pursuing their education and help cover expenses academics. Candidates submitted a personal poem or essay based on their experiences in military service. Damian Galley of Vista, who is studying business administration, management and operations at MiraCosta College, won the top prize of $1,000. Connor Maris of Escondido, a computer science student at MiraCosta, won third place $500. Second place and $500 was won by Rachel Griffin of Whittier, a biology student at Cerritos College. To apply for the next round of scholarships, visit bit.ly/3Eg8sEu. The San Diego Veterans’ Writing Group was created to help writers write and publish stories. They meet regularly at the North County Veterans Association (VANC), 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside. Visit veteranswritinggroup.org; email vwgsdcounty@gmail.com.

POWAY

The robotics team goes to Geneva

Members of the FIRST Team Spyder 1622 robotics team, based at Poway High School, recently traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to join over 180 international teams in the FIRST Global Challenge 2022, an Olympic-style robotics event . Team Spyder volunteered in the robotic hospital, team pits, and competition area for all teams. The team also coached the Paraguay team, the Ecuador team, the Benin team and the Togo team. During the closing ceremonies and final matches, the Spyder team received the “Francisco José de Caldas Award for Sustainable Excellence”, given to those who have contributed positively to the FIRST Global Challenge by helping it grow, as well as positively influencing other challenged students. The students who received the award were Reza Bagheri, Aaron Ammar, Breana Birch, Oscar Huth, Irina Kozhenkova and Marshall Hamon. American rapper and record producer will.i.am of the musical group Black Eyed Peas, as well as Jackie and Mike Bezos, founders of the Bezos Family Foundation and parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, also received the award.

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New Directors to the CSUSM Foundation Board of Directors

The Cal State San Marcos Foundation Board of Trustees recently welcomed nine new trustees at its first meeting of the academic year. The board is made up of community leaders and philanthropists who cultivate and encourage charitable investment in the university, build regional relationships, and encourage philanthropy. All donations to the university are accepted and administered by the foundation, a 501(c)(3) auxiliary organization of the CSUSM. The nine new directors are: Jasmin Casas, a third-year literature and writing student and student worker for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office; Kristin Crellin, Senior Vice President of Community and Membership Development for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and also Chair of the CSU Foundation Board of Governors; Ingo Hentschel, senior vice president and regional director of Cox Communications; Damian McKinney, owner of a real estate consulting business for over 35 years; Annie Norviel, chartered accountant and audit partner of accounting firm Moss Adams; Raj Pillai, professor of management and executive director of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building at CSUSM; Brian Reyes, senior vice president of higher education at C&W Services; Stephen Tsui, associate professor of physics at CSUSM and co-director of the Facilitating Identity, Retention and Successful Transition to STEM program, known as FIRST2STEM; and Alisha Wilkins, owner and founder of Temecula-based Hera Hub, a co-working space for women-owned businesses.

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Peetz School District Thanks Voters for Backing Bond for New School – Sterling Journal-Advocate https://astoriaschools.org/peetz-school-district-thanks-voters-for-backing-bond-for-new-school-sterling-journal-advocate/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:03:14 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/peetz-school-district-thanks-voters-for-backing-bond-for-new-school-sterling-journal-advocate/ Now that the Peetz School District has received voter approval for an $11.85 million bond, they are excited to move forward with their school renovation and improvement project and will solicit community feedback soon. “We just want to say a big thank you to the community for their support and trust in us as educators […]]]>

Now that the Peetz School District has received voter approval for an $11.85 million bond, they are excited to move forward with their school renovation and improvement project and will solicit community feedback soon.

“We just want to say a big thank you to the community for their support and trust in us as educators to do what is best for children now and also in the future. We are very, very excited to have the opportunity to build a 21st century school environment that will be able to provide quality education for today’s generation and many generations to come,” said Superintendent Jeff Durbin.

The bond measure received strong support; he went 205-100, with 67.21% of voters in his favour.

“We’re really excited about the vote, I think the vote speaks for itself when you have two-thirds of the community who are very supportive of this project,” Durbin said.

In addition to the voters, the district is also grateful to the state for awarding them a $23 million Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant and “for having faith and believing in our plan to do the right thing.” for children,” the superintendent said, adding that they are excited to work with the state.

Now that the district knows it will have the funds to match this grant, it is time to begin the design process and project planning. Although there has already been some planning for the project, which will include a new addition with new classrooms as well as improvements to the existing gymnasiums and agricultural workshop, there are still many decisions to be made. In order to get as much community input as possible, the school will be holding all-day planning sessions on Monday, December 5th.

“We hope everyone will come and share their thoughts, processes and ideas with us in regards to what our new school should look like, as this new facility involves all of us as a group and we are all very excited to the idea of ​​looking for feedback from everyone involved,” Durbin said.

Although there is a lot of support for the project, he hopes that even those who did not support the bond measure will still come on December 5 to contribute.

“We want everyone’s opinion on this because we’re a Bulldog family and we want to come together as a Bulldog family and do what’s best for everyone,” Durbin said.

Overseeing the project will be Neean Archistruction, a Fort Collins design-build firm, and they will work closely with District Owners Representative Chad Rayl with Cummings Group of Yuma.

“We’re so excited to have everyone here on December 5 to work with these people, share their ideas, and communicate their hopes and dreams for the future, as well as today,” Durbin said.

Sessions will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 8 or 9 p.m. so that people can come at a time that suits them best.

At that time, Durbin said the district planned to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-May, with the actual ribbon-cutting beginning soon after. But first, they will need to fix some electrical issues and the building’s power sources and also reroute a main water line.

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Dunkirk schools offer tenure to twelve | News, Sports, Jobs https://astoriaschools.org/dunkirk-schools-offer-tenure-to-twelve-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 07:27:48 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/dunkirk-schools-offer-tenure-to-twelve-news-sports-jobs/ Photo submitted Dunkirk school district administrators pose with some of the homeroom teachers from the Board of Education. The Dunkirk school board granted tenure to 12 educators at its meeting this month, and administrators said a few kind words about each of them. School 3 teacher Sarah Crane is “confident in […]]]>

Photo submitted Dunkirk school district administrators pose with some of the homeroom teachers from the Board of Education.

The Dunkirk school board granted tenure to 12 educators at its meeting this month, and administrators said a few kind words about each of them.

School 3 teacher Sarah Crane is “confident in her abilities. Kids love it, families love it,” said school principal Kisun Peters.

School 5 Principal David Boyda spoke about teachers Carmen Andrews and Jaimee Gustafson, and speech therapist Nicole Piazza.

Boyda said Andrews is “a Dunkirk success story”, graduated from the school district and began her career there as a teacher’s aide. “She is always looking for the best practices for her profession,” he said. “Her desire to continue to teach herself is evident.”

Gustafson, in his second stint with the district, has a “positive attitude…she is one of the most positive people you can meet and that permeates everything she does.”

Piazza, which was published in a specialized journal in speech therapy, is “student-centered” and “very professional” Boyda said.

Danielle Russell, Director of Special Education, spoke about School 7’s special education teachers, Heidi Bates and Julie Brueckl. They’re both “appreciated employees” she says. Both were unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting because they had to be home with sick children, she said.

Middle School Principal Kim Texter spoke about four of her school’s newly tenured teachers, Meghan Bible, Ashley DeJohn, Kelsey Gawronski and Amanda Kulig.

Texter called DeJohn, who is also a SUNY Fredonia professor, a “innovator” and “risk taker.” Bible transferred from the fifth to the third grade of teaching and thus offers a unique perspective. She is “an asset for this district”, says Texter.

Gawronski, another Dunkirk school district alumnus, recently received praise from a fellow teacher. “She’s like, ‘I would like my own kid in Kelsey’s class,’“said Texter. As for Kulig, also a graduate of Dunkirk, she is “a breath of fresh air. She radiates. She is so happy to be with her children and our school.

Finally, High School Principal Rebecca Farwell paid tribute to ESL teachers Inez Gonzalez and Judy Ippolito.

Farwell said she knew Gonzalez was special when she went to attend one of his classes. “She is like a mother to them, but in a very professional and positive way,” said Farwell.

Ippolito has a unique ability to connect with students, the principal continued. “She knows them well and is excellent at putting them at ease,” said Farwell.



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Community outreach to begin this month on search for school district superintendents RSF https://astoriaschools.org/community-outreach-to-begin-this-month-on-search-for-school-district-superintendents-rsf/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:04:03 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/community-outreach-to-begin-this-month-on-search-for-school-district-superintendents-rsf/ An educator with a vision of student excellence, an effective communicator and collaborator, a community leader – these are just a few of the qualifications that will be listed on the Rancho Santa Fe School District job posting for his next superintendent. At the board’s Nov. 10 meeting, they set a timeline for its accelerated […]]]>

An educator with a vision of student excellence, an effective communicator and collaborator, a community leader – these are just a few of the qualifications that will be listed on the Rancho Santa Fe School District job posting for his next superintendent.

At the board’s Nov. 10 meeting, they set a timeline for its accelerated search process and refined job advertisement criteria, aiming to potentially select a new superintendent by February with a March start date. to July.

Superintendent Donna Tripi announced her intention to step down at the end of the school year, but would leave sooner if a replacement was found.

The council superintendent search will be led by William Huyett of McPherson and Jacobson, a retired educator who served as a teacher and administrator for 38 years in Northern California. Huyett plans to begin advertising for the position next week, followed by community engagement, including an online survey and stakeholder meetings Nov. 28-30.

Small group stakeholder meetings will include teachers, classified personnel, union leaders, students, the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation, parents and community members. At least two open forums will also be organised. Huyett said the same questions will be asked to each group: what are the good things about your community and your school, what skills and attributes are sought in the next school leader, and what issues the next superintendent should. to know.

“Our theme is transparency. We really think that’s very important during this process,” Huyett said. “Every school district has problems. You have a wonderful school here, a wonderful group of kids, and a great community…it’s an opportunity to find the right leader for you and to air issues openly.

Vice President Annette Ross said it was important that all parents have a say in this process. As one parent said in a public comment, stakeholders should include people who are unhappy with the school: “Conversations can be uncomfortable, but it’s the only way to make change .”

The closing date for applications will be January 11, followed by selection and interviews with the board of the top candidates on January 23. McPherson and Jacobson also encourage the use of a stakeholder panel to be part of the interview process. The proposed 15-member panel, made up of an equal split of staff and parents and one student, will conduct a very structured interview of candidates – they do not rank candidates or make recommendations, but can offer the board what which they see as strengths and concerns.

In the past, the district has not hired people with superintendent experience. Dr Roger Rowe was superintendent for 37 years before longtime teacher Lindy Delaney took over for 12 years – his successor David Jaffe and Tripi had only been principals before being hired.

Trustee John Tree said the board didn’t want anyone learning on the job and trustee Rose Rohatgi agreed, “The school really needs to have really good leadership.” Since the majority of the board wanted someone with experience, they added a requirement to the job description for a candidate with three years of experience as superintendent or assistant superintendent.

The job description will also include the board’s intent for a superintendent who plans to stay on for at least five years: “We’re not looking for a temporary band-aid,” Tree said.

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Did Voters Accept the Palm Beach School District Property Tax? https://astoriaschools.org/did-voters-accept-the-palm-beach-school-district-property-tax/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:52:07 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/did-voters-accept-the-palm-beach-school-district-property-tax/ Tax would fund arts programs, help improve teacher salaries, school safety, mental health resources All money in the Palm Beach County School District is overseen by independent groups A special property tax for public schools in Palm Beach County is still in limbo as early results begin to roll in on Election Day, though early […]]]>
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El Paso high school SAT exams were ‘lost in transit,’ district says https://astoriaschools.org/el-paso-high-school-sat-exams-were-lost-in-transit-district-says/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 00:43:21 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/el-paso-high-school-sat-exams-were-lost-in-transit-district-says/ Comment this story Comment Raina Porras and her mother were in the car when they saw papers strewn on the street last week. Looking closer, Porras, a junior from El Paso High School, saw what looked like Scantron bubbles filled on the pages. Her mother joked that the papers were her PSAT scores because she […]]]>

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Raina Porras and her mother were in the car when they saw papers strewn on the street last week.

Looking closer, Porras, a junior from El Paso High School, saw what looked like Scantron bubbles filled on the pages. Her mother joked that the papers were her PSAT scores because she had just taken the exam the day before.

The next day, Porras said in a interview with KTSM 9 News, she discovered that the papers she saw on the street were actually standardized test sheets from her school.

The SAT exams that El Paso High School students took on Oct. 27 were lost in transit after being submitted to UPS, the school district confirmed in a statement to The Washington Post on Saturday. El Paso Independent School District staff members have retrieved all but 55 response documents, spokeswoman Liza Rodriguez said in a statement, and the district is working with the College Board to “determine a remedy” for the students who have been affected.

Counselors at El Paso High offered students who wanted to take the ACT an option to do so at no cost, Rodriguez said.

From 2015: Missing SAT answer sheets discovered in high school

It is unclear how the test equipment was lost from the vehicle they were traveling in. In a statement to the Post, UPS said it apologized to the school and its students.

“Our employees are working to recover as many tests as possible, and we will work with the school to resolve the situation,” the UPS statement said. “The driver’s actions in this instance are not representative of UPS protocols and methods, and we are addressing this with him.”

The College Board did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment. In a statement to KTSM 9 News, the organization said test material is “sometimes” lost in transit.

“When such cases occur, we work with the school to ensure students are able to retake the test as soon as possible,” the College Board statement said. “We are currently working with El Paso High School to provide options for affected students.”

In 2015, the answer sheets of 263 Virginia teens were missing for two weeks before being found sitting on a cart in Broad Run High School’s shipping area. When the answer sheets were found, they were sent to an Education Testing Service facility to be checked for irregularities and then scored.

The SAT goes digital and becomes much shorter. Say goodbye to #2 pencils on test day.

Since the pandemic took hold and trashed standardized tests schedules, many colleges and universities have stopped requiring prospective students to submit their SAT and ACT scores with their applications.

In another drastic departure from the tradition of standardized testing, the College Board announced in January that the SAT exam would soon pass. fully digital.

But for now, some El Paso High students may need to retake their SAT exam if their answer sheet isn’t picked up.

“I just saw a bunch of newspapers everywhere,” said senior Freddy Chavez, who said he saw the newspapers flying last Friday, says KTSM 9 News. “I had no idea what it was. I didn’t think much about it until today.

Moriah Balingit and Nick Anderson contributed to this report.

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Measure A could bring millions to the Lompoc School District https://astoriaschools.org/measure-a-could-bring-millions-to-the-lompoc-school-district/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 01:13:14 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/measure-a-could-bring-millions-to-the-lompoc-school-district/ Election day is less than a week away and in Lompoc, a school bond measure is on the ballot again. This is the third time the district has attempted to pass a measure that would increase funding for facility maintenance. Measure A is a $125 million school improvement bond that could also make available an […]]]>

Election day is less than a week away and in Lompoc, a school bond measure is on the ballot again. This is the third time the district has attempted to pass a measure that would increase funding for facility maintenance.

Measure A is a $125 million school improvement bond that could also make available an additional $46 million in state funds, bringing the total to $171 million that would go toward building maintenance.

The district is made up of 14 schools with 9,000 students. Officials say they have used state and federal budgets as best they can, but some of the buildings, which are over 60 years old, need a complete overhaul – a project too big to be treated with regular funding.

“We’re in these classrooms that leak water from the ceiling when it rains, they have rust on the walls, broken floor tiles and ceiling tiles falling off,” explained Skyler Petersen, president of the Federation of teachers of Lompoc.

The Lompoc Teachers’ Federation says this link is just the beginning of putting the district on track with other districts in the region, many of which have linking measures that come and go fairly regularly.

“We haven’t had a school pass since 2002. Most communities in the state pass school bonds every few years or so, so we’re behind on the work that needs to be done to modernize our facilities,” Petersen said.

In the district’s plan for bond money, they outline a thorough update to existing classrooms as well as replacing utility systems or upgrading technology equipment. The full list of projects planned under the bill can be found via a link on the Santa Barbara County Elections website.

This measure will be funded by Lompoc property owners at a tax rate of 6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The full breakdown can be found in the Lompoc Unified School District Link Summary.

Some residents have expressed concerns about the measure, referring to a lack of confidence in the administration’s ability to be fiscally responsible.

“I want to say yes but I’m hesitant because I don’t know if the funds are going to go where they need to go,” said Lompoc resident Jennifer Cruz.

The district has tried to pass similar measures in the past, but did not meet the approval threshold. To succeed this year, they need 55% to vote yes on measure A.

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Lompoc School District Says Measuring a Link Vital to Classroom Improvement | Local News https://astoriaschools.org/lompoc-school-district-says-measuring-a-link-vital-to-classroom-improvement-local-news/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/lompoc-school-district-says-measuring-a-link-vital-to-classroom-improvement-local-news/ Students entering a Lompoc Unified School District class seeing words of wisdom posted near large rusty spots on the walls, mismatched tiles, yellowed blinds, and other signs of the property’s dated condition. Once inside, they can sit at old desks with green seafoam chairs revealing the age of the 57-year-old Cabrillo High School Campus. “If […]]]>

Students entering a Lompoc Unified School District class seeing words of wisdom posted near large rusty spots on the walls, mismatched tiles, yellowed blinds, and other signs of the property’s dated condition.

Once inside, they can sit at old desks with green seafoam chairs revealing the age of the 57-year-old Cabrillo High School Campus.

“If you go through all the campuses, you’ll see the needs are consistent but not identical,” said Doug Sorum, assistant superintendent of business services.

For the fourth time since 2016, the Lompoc School District asked voters to approve a $125 million bond measure, this one called Measure A, to undertake what district officials consider a much-needed modernization program across all 16 campuses. To pass, the measure must be approved by 55% of voters in the November 8 election.

District officials say a local bond measure would also make LUSD eligible for about $46 million in state matching funds, spurring projects that may be completed.

Before placing the bail on the ballots, the district surveyed voters to gauge support and assess which projects community members thought were most important in a district where the “newest” campus was built in 1969.

“Upgrading existing classrooms was, without exception, the single most important element the community wanted to see done,” Sorum said. Noozhawk.

Others included transitional kindergarten classrooms, vocational/technical education facilities and portable classroom building replacements, he added.

Modern flooring would be installed in place of older asbestos-containing tiles. Classroom walls with rusting window frames that allow water and insect intrusion would also be replaced.

“The new windows would be functional,” Sorum said. “When I say usable, I mean teachers could open and close a window to let in fresh air whenever they want.

“It’s something that is quite random in the district. Most of them have been rusted for a long time. If we open them, you will break the whole window.

A worn spot is behind a teacher’s desk showing the broken tile – “It’s way beyond all life expectancy,” Sorum said.

Other projects focus on safety and security, such as putting up fencing around campuses, adding cameras, and improving sound systems.

Acting Superintendent Debbie Blow led two other districts that passed mandatory measures, including the Orcutt Union School District.

“The classrooms were in better condition and the facilities were in better condition than here,” she said. “I’m a bit shocked by the condition.”

School board member Tom Blanco was more blunt.

“You know what kids deserve, and our kids don’t get it,” he said.

Measure A is meeting with opposition, particularly from traditional factions that oppose tax hikes. One reviewer argues that a lack of maintenance has led to problems.

“Our classrooms are very well maintained,” Blow replied, adding that a 60-year-old house needed renovations and modernization at some point.

Proponents say the new facility improvement tax will not increase property tax bills because it is designed to issue new bonds after the previous bond is paid off to avoid an overall tax hike.

Opponents have also complained that the Oversight Committee will have no say in what projects get done.

But Sorum said that stems from state laws that spell out the process, which includes appointing an oversight committee and requiring audits.

Two of the opponents, who signed the statement of opposition in the sample ballot, have previously served on the Measure N monitoring committee. One was on the panel when his final report was submitted, saying district officials “watched every penny and passed state agency audits without any prompting from the committee of surveillance”.

“At each meeting, the district provided detailed cost breakdowns and explained each cost,” the report said.

No on the A signs also cite the direction of the district, although they do not mention that the district the first two remaining directors during the summer.

Opponents point out that LUSD has pursued three unsuccessful bond moves in recent years, one in 2016 and two more in 2018. But Sorum noted the moves fell just short of the required 55% voter approval, in one case per year. 300 votes.

“Obviously the community supports the idea,” he said. “We just haven’t crossed the fence yet,” Sorum said. “The truth is when someone says, ‘Lompoc doesn’t support him. Stop trying, they are just feeding misinformation.

Blanco, a retiree, said he didn’t like adding taxes, but recognized the broader value of the school’s modernization efforts.

“People who care about the community understand that these children are going to be in our community, helping us, being our nurses, serving our food and being our doctors,” he said. “We need to take care of them for the community to improve.”

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Polk School District Plans New Schools to Accommodate County Growth https://astoriaschools.org/polk-school-district-plans-new-schools-to-accommodate-county-growth/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 12:57:08 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/polk-school-district-plans-new-schools-to-accommodate-county-growth/ Polk County Public Schools could add more than 10 new schools and undertake renovation projects to accommodate the large number of new students expected to flow into the county by 2041, according to an annual district plan. The Capital Planning and Projects Map shows recently completed schools and renovations, as well as projects that are […]]]>

Polk County Public Schools could add more than 10 new schools and undertake renovation projects to accommodate the large number of new students expected to flow into the county by 2041, according to an annual district plan.

The Capital Planning and Projects Map shows recently completed schools and renovations, as well as projects that are nearing completion – many of which are slated for ribbon cutting in 2023 and beyond.

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The plan was presented Tuesday at the Polk School Board’s business meeting and included information from the district’s facilities and operations department.

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