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CVUSD board votes down censure resolution of Betsy Connolly

CVUSD board votes down censure resolution of Betsy Connolly

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) voted down a censure of board member Betsy Connolly by a vote of 2-1 (with Connolly and Patricia Phelps voting “No.”).  The lone “Yes” vote came from board member Sandee Everett who had advanced the motion with abstentions from both board members Mike Dunn […]

Member Dunn censured at Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting 2-6-18

Member Dunn censured at Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting 2-6-18

By George Miller Dunn unanimously censured We were told that there would be a big crowd at this week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board meeting, to address the attempted censure of board member Mike Dunn. There was, but not as large as the 11-14-17 meeting when the new new book selection policy was passed. […]

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

By George Miller Are the Acorn and the Star being one-sided and unfair covering Conejo book list policy? Is parental choice “censorship?” Why are Progressive pressure groups apoplectic over it?             Foreword The debate and arguments (some call it “BookGate”) surrounding the new Conejo Valley Unified School District book selection […]

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Monique McKenna is a public school teacher. On January 25, 2018 she inserted herself into the ongoing CVUSD, (Conejo Valley Unified School District), School Board discussion about the Board’s new policy regarding 9-12 core literature texts. School Board policy 6161.1 is firmly rooted in California Department Education Code (CDE). The […]

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller As reported last week, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board approved a new book selection and opt-out policy, or as they call it: “Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.” It was a messy meeting, since the version submitted for approval by board member Sandee Everett was disputed, as the Superintendent’s committee […]

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller After a long, hard, bitterly fought battle, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board passed a sweeping new book selection and parental opt-out policy. Like last week’s meeting,  there was an overflow crowd. Opposition outnumbered the advocates and was composed mostly of faculty, some parents and lots of kids, mostly from Newbury Park […]

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

By George Miller Background For months, a controversy has swirled about on whether the Conejo Unified School District (most Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and vicinity public schools) should accept “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie in its core curriculum for 9th grade students. Books are then selected for the classroom at teachers’ […]

Thousand Oaks Candidate Forum

Thousand Oaks Candidate Forum

 Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. ……………. Please RSVP Carolyn 805-262-2477 – please leave a message, or cguillot@roadrunner.com         In Calvary Chapel’s Sanctuary. Invite ALL your friends and neighbors! We’ll open it up to questions to help us decide who best deserves our vote to be the best leaders for our City and our Schools. […]

The Common Core in K-12 Education

The Common Core in K-12 Education

Contact Info: DCCV P.O Box 4421 Thousand Oaks, cheap CA 91359 805-675-8785 Urgent calls: 818-889-1039  Event Announcement  Next Meeting:  Wednesday, dosage September 11 Topic:  The Common Core in K-12 Education Betsy Connolly and Michael Pucher will be speaking about recent proposals for a common core in our children’s schools.  Please join us for this controversial […]