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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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

  By Tony Dolz The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board meeting resulting in approving “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, as a book selection in the core reading list, divides the community along familiar lines. The ruling class influencers in media, academia and the intellectual elites line up with the Progressive notion that […]

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 […]

Conejo School Board meeting- inappropriate sexual content in school newspaper

Conejo School Board meeting- inappropriate sexual content in school newspaper

by Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley   Attention residents and parents of the Conejo Valley: On February 27 the Newbury Park High School newspaper, order the Prowler, published an “educational” article on sex mores and practices of the high school students at NBHS, including minors. The article was illustrated with a young female hand putting […]

Mike Dunn, Conejo Valley School Board member writes in support of Dominic Conti

Mike Dunn, Conejo Valley School Board member writes in support of Dominic Conti

Editor’s Note: This was sent  to Larry and Gina Conti the parents of Dominic Conti in support of Dominic Conti who had been suspended from Westlake High School for defending his sister.  This was written by Michael Dunn who is on the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education.        The parents […]