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Lucia Mar teacher strike still a possibility

A meeting of school district and union representatives on Friday failed to resolve the ongoing dispute over Lucia Mar teacher pay. The Lucia Mar teachers are threatening to strike if they do not receive a 10 percent raise. Administrators of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Coastal reaches agreement with teachers

A contract dispute between the San Luis Coastal Unified School District and its teachers’ union appears to be nearing an end. [Tribune] Negotiators have agreed to a tentative three-year deal that would raise teacher pay by 4 percent. The tentative... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teacher pay dispute not done yet

Neither a rally Tuesday, nor a school board meeting brought an end to an ongoing pay dispute between Lucia Mar teachers and district officials, but a resolution to the money disagreement may come soon. About 400 people, including students and... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar students side with teachers in pay dispute

CORRECTION:An earlier version incorrectly said that teachers at Lucia Mar Unified School District had not received a raise in several year. However, Lucia Mar teachers received a 2 percent raise in 2012/2013 and a 4.3 percent raise in 2013/2014. Students... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teachers threaten strike

Members of the Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association packed a school board meeting Tuesday night as they rallied for an increase in pay. Many of the teachers held signs noting the show of force was a ‘dress rehearsal.” After the... (Continue reading)

Six arrested at high school fight in Santa Maria

A lunchtime cat fight between two female students at Righetti High School in Santa Maria led to multiple brawls, six arrests and the lockdown of a nearby school Wednesday. [KEYT] Around 12:30 p.m., two female students began fighting in Righetti’s... (Continue reading)

Say no to Measure L

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN Just about everyone in San Luis Obispo County likes Cuesta College and that is why the trustees ask for your vote to pass the $275 million bond Measure L. This bond is in addition to all... (Continue reading)

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)



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