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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 […]

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

By Barry Gabrielson .  Let’s address the facts regarding Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)  Deputy Superintendent’s statement “Expects 7M in annual loss over the next 3 years”.  These facts are based on California Public Education and Districts reported numbers below:  . 1)      Received 187.1M Funding in 2016-17, Actuals of 181.7M, added reserve of 5.4M 2)      Reserve […]

District 44 Assembly candidate Chavez statement on Conejo book policy

District 44 Assembly candidate Chavez statement on Conejo book policy

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Acorn spin piece on Mike Smith Conejo education speech

Acorn spin piece on Mike Smith Conejo education speech

By George Miller   Years ago, the T.O Acorn used to be a nice supermarket flyer stuffed with press releases, local events and local interest stuff and dropped on most driveways, gratis. Now it seems to have pretensions of turning into a Progressive MSM monster. Their treatment of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) […]

Conejo Valley Faux Book Banning Controversy: Just the tip of a dangerous iceberg

Conejo Valley Faux Book Banning Controversy: Just the tip of a dangerous iceberg

By Paul D. White   The book “censorship” debate in the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) speaks to a larger education issue, and centers around two false premises. 1)   False Premise #1:  Censoring high school students is wrong, unnecessary, and would create a bad precedent. All schools (including CVUSD) already practice censorship in most areas […]

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 […]

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

By George Miller  . For your perusal, here’s a collection of articles, pro, con and right down the middle, mostly from local media, on the Conejo Valley Unified School District book controversy.   Discussion and vote on a proposed policy on the core literature list and providing parental/student opt-outs will take place at 6 pm on […]

Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

By Tony Dolz If you are a parent of 15-17 year old minors in grades 9-12 at CVUSD, and you want your child to read and discuss in class adult-rated literature written for adults – you are in luck. The teachers’ and parents’ task of choosing books that contain explicit references to (1) private parts […]

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