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San Luis Obispo County makes the top 5 student truancy list

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County made the top-five list of California counties with the highest student truancy rates, according to a report released Friday by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. San Luis Obispo County had the fifth... (Continue reading)

New principal picked for Nipomo High School

The Lucia Mar Unified School District board has replaced a popular Nipomo High School principal with a Merced school administrator. [Tribune] Nipomo High School Principal Michelle Johnson is leaving her post to become the school district’s physical education specialist for... (Continue reading)

Let school administrators craft tenure compromise

OPINION By SUPERINTENDENT CURT DUBOST, Ed.D. A very important, potentially landmark lawsuit is now before Superior Court in Los Angeles involving teacher employment and evaluation in the State of California. The case, Vergara v. California, asserts that current teacher tenure... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly puts all fraternities and sororities on probation

Cal Poly administrators placed all fraternities and sororities at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo on social probation Friday after the students and the administrators failed to come to agreement about off-campus party requirements. Under the proposed agreement,... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College may ask taxpayers to fund building upgrades

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees is considering asking taxpayers to fund $180 million of new construction and building repair. [Tribune] Cuesta’s North County campus needs four new buildings at a cost of $80 million and the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Teach Elementary School moving to Grand Avenue

San Luis Coastal Unified School District trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to move Teach Elementary School to a new location on Grand Avenue near Cal Poly. [Tribune] Earlier this year, the board discussed closing Teach because of a philosophical opposition... (Continue reading)

Committee recommends moving Teach Elementary

A committee appointed by the San Luis Coastal Unified School District superintendent is recommending moving accelerated learning school Teach Elementary to a new location. [Tribune] Earlier this year, the San Luis Coastal school board discussed closing Teach, which is a... (Continue reading)

Community colleges could offer four-year degrees

California’s community college system is considering offering four-year degrees, a change designed to provide a more prepared workforce. If adopted by system officials, the change would require legislation authorizing community colleges to offer four-year degrees. In addition, each college would... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College receives $8 million donation

Cuesta College received a donation of more than $8 million, which it will use to eliminate first semester fees for incoming San Luis Obispo County students. Longtime Morro Bay couple Charles and Leeta Dovica donated the money and earmarked it... (Continue reading)

Brown sinks teacher firing legislation

A so-called “bad teacher” bill intended to smooth the path for firing California school educators has been vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Sacramento Bee) The bill, which had the support of the California teachers Association, addressed concerns of some that... (Continue reading)



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