Articles Tagged With ‘Paso Robles Joint Unified School District’

Paso Robles educators and administrators at impasse

PRESS RELEASE from PASO ROBLES PUBLIC EDUCATORS On Tuesday, teachers and district officials met with a State Mediator in attempts to resolve the current bargaining impasse. No agreement was reached. “We tried hard to find a compromise,” explained Jim Lynett,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teachers vote no confidence in superintendent

The Paso Robles teacher’s union has voted “no confidence” in Superintendent Kathleen McNamara following the announcement of the district’s plan to implement nine furlough days next year as a cost saving measure. During a union meeting, 97 percent of the... (Continue reading)

Despite economic woes, Paso Robles bumps superintendent’s pay

Even though the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is one of the most financially distressed districts in California, the superintendent’s salary has been increasing. Superintendent Kathleen McNamara has received several raises in base salary since 2009, taking it from... (Continue reading)

Reported gunshot spurs Paso Robles school lockdown

A Paso Robles elementary school locked down Thursday morning after police received a report of a gunshot heard in the area. Paso Robles police officers arrived at Bauer-Speck Elementary School shortly after receiving the report of a gunshot, and a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles, Cayucos school districts shoulder huge bond debts

Two San Luis Obispo County school districts have borrowed millions of dollars using a risky form of financing saddling them with huge debt. Both Cayucos Elementary School District and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District turned to capital appreciation bonds... (Continue reading)

Jury: schools should seek more tax money

Paso Robles schools are providing an example for other county districts, and it’s not a good one, according to a report by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. Deeper budget cuts and more taxing talk is recommended by the... (Continue reading)

County schools drowning in deficits

Five San Luis Obispo County school districts have made the state’s list of most fiscally endangered, and California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson said those districts, and more than 180 others in this state, face bankruptcy — a record number.... (Continue reading)

School district illicitly garnered $13 million in FEMA funds?

The Paso Robles School District is getting a double wave of bad financial news ― not only is the district already facing a $1.59 million budget shortfall, but the federal government may be seeking the return of more than $13... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teachers’ paychecks slashed

Teachers in the Paso Robles School District will absorb a big paycheck hit this summer after agreeing to help balance the district’s stressed budget. Teachers’ union president Jim Lynette said a cut of 9.72 percent over the next two years will... (Continue reading)

Paso schools face budget woes, teacher strike

An unexplained $1.59 million deficit in Paso Robles School District’s (PRSD) current budget has the district teetering on the brink of insolvency and under threat of a state takeover while local officials target teachers’ pay as a possible solution. In response,... (Continue reading)