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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 […]

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

. Staff Writers   Though late, the 11-7-17 Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting began — albeit only with the aid of a gavel. Following announcements from the closed and open sessions, the agenda was approved — and an already heated display increased its intensity not long thereafter. While the discussion item (11A) concerning […]

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

By George Miller   At this week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting, opponents of a revised book selection and parental opt-out policy draft (Agenda item 11A) tried to overwhelm the meeting with numbers, intensity, arguments and sheer offensiveness, bordering on, if not crossing over, into intimidation. We heard estimates of an overflow crowd […]

Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

By George Miller (published 10-6-17, updated 10-7-17) On Tuesday, October 3, the Conejo Valley Unified High School District Board of Education met and discussed (among other things) what to do about the core literature list controversy. There has been much discussion about some books and whether their content is age-appropriate for students. Some opponents of […]

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

By Mike Dunn     Editor’s note:  Several Conjeo Valley Unified School District board members are opposed to having books with pornographic content provided to students without parental permission. We asked board member Mike Dunn, who has been attacked for this, to comment on it for publication.  His brief response:   What kind of people […]

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Conejo Valley Unified School District to Host Principal for a Half Day

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Conejo Valley Unified School District to Host Principal for a Half Day

Principals at local schools will open their doors to business and community members on Wednesday, April 5th. Thousand Oaks –The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Conejo Valley Unified School District will hold the Principal for a Half Day Program on Wednesday, April 5th.  This annual event allows Chamber of Commerce members and […]

Free Carnival Ride Tickets Offered Through Conejo Valley Days “Read & Ride” Program

Free Carnival Ride Tickets Offered Through Conejo Valley Days “Read & Ride” Program

For the third year, Conejo Valley Days (CVD) is offering free carnival ride passes for students who take part in its “Read & Ride” literacy program. CVD, in conjunction with carnival operator Kastl Amusements, is encouraging kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to read by offering ride passes for this year’s festival (May 11 through […]

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