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Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Santa Ana families receive 1,000 free turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
One-thousand Santa Ana Unified School District families received free turkeys and other food items Saturday during the fourth annual Operation Gobble turkey giveaway, held at the District Wellness Center at Lathrop Intermediate School. School board members, staff and volunteers from various groups assisted during the event, which was presented in partnership with state Assemblyman Tom Daly’s Office, Helping Hands Santa Ana and the district.

Middle schooler wins placemat design contest encouraging family dinner conversations
Thanksgiving is an ideal time for families to gather around the dinner table and reconnect. But one local student thinks healthy dinnertime discourse should be a year-round effort — and she’s come up with a clever way to encourage it. Ashley Lopez, who attends Doig Intermediate School in Garden Grove Unified, is also member of her school’s Club Live program, which is affiliated with OCDE. She recently won a competition established by the county Health Care Agency’s Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team, or ADEPT, in partnership with five Orange County Friday Night Live chapters.


Arroyo Vista Elementary first graders live out their history lesson
Arroyo Vista Elementary first graders arrived to school for a day of learning, but the lessons were decades behind what they typically learn. There was no modern tech involved this day. Instead they learned about life long ago by doing activities such as hand churning their own butter, making bread, stringing their own jewelry and milking a goat – well, it was a life-sized cutout of a goat with a milk-filled glove for the udders, a good option for milking indoors.


How San Diego Unified Blew Up Its ‘Balanced’ Budget
It turns out those across-the-board 3.7 percent raises for San Diego Unified’s 10,500 employees created a big new structural deficit – adding $45 million in annual operating costs for next year.


Parcel tax to give Alameda teachers a raise on March ballot
The city’s voters will be asked in March to approve a parcel tax to give Alameda public school teachers a pay raise. If the tax is approved by two-thirds of voters, property owners would pay 26.5 cents per building square foot. The owner of a 2,400-square-foot house, for instance, could expect to pay about $636 annually. Vacant parcels would be taxed a flat rate of $299, and the total tax for any one parcel would be capped at $7,999.


Pasadena Unified tables $850 million bond proposal after skeptical reaction
The Pasadena Unified school board is dropping its $850 million bond proposal, which faced skepticism from board members and the public alike during Thursday night’s board meeting. After rounds of school closures and unaccounted funds from a recent sales tax measure, officials said the timing just wasn’t right for the district’s biggest bond proposal in decades. The board unanimously voted to table the measure, effectively killing any prospect of seeing the bond on ballots in March.

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