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Capo Unified Trustees Announce Next Steps in Search for New Superintendent
The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Feb. 1 to consider which consulting firm to work with as it searches for a new superintendent. Board President Krista Castellanos announced the decision during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Several firms from California are expected to present their capabilities to the board for potential selection. Education Support Services, Leadership Associates and Dave Long & Associates were among the firms mentioned as potential candidates.


Clovis Unified superintendent is retiring. ‘The greatest privilege of my life’
Eimear O’Brien is ending a 26-year career with Clovis Unified, the last six as superintendent.


Palo Alto Unified teachers and staff get 7% raises
Teachers and other staff at the Palo Alto Unified School District are getting 7% raises under an agreement reached Tuesday, Palo Alto OnLine reported. The raises are retroactive to the start of the academic year, the website reported. They are also larger than raises given in previous rounds of bargaining.


State fiscal review finds 'high risk' of insolvency in Ojai Unified School District
Ojai Unified School District is at "high risk" of insolvency and is on track to "deplete all cash" by July 2024, according to a pair of warnings delivered to the district by state and county education officials last week.


Students step into augmented reality to learn
Exploring the ocean without getting wet. Dissecting things without the smell. It’s all thanks to a tool a school in Irvine is using. The immersive, 360-degree augmented reality learning tool is being used at Irvine International Academy. The tool will be used to teach STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math — for the school’s kindergarten through sixth-grade students.

What can S.F. public schools learn from Long Beach Unified?
Four hundred miles south from San Francisco lies a school district comparable in size, demographics and socioeconomics to The City. It, too, suffers from severe teacher shortages, student disciplinary issues and chronic absenteeism.

How will OUSD afford to keep schools open?
Oakland’s school board voted to stop school closures. Now it must prove to the Alameda County superintendent that the district can afford it.

CUSD board hears from parents regarding federal lawsuit against district
Several parents addressed the board during the meeting at Marigold Elementary School’s multi-purpose room regarding the perceived existence of a “parental secrecy policy” that precludes school officials from communicating with parents about certain matters involving students.

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