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Ventura School Board ponders aftermath of Supt. Babb firing, takes public comment

Ventura School Board ponders aftermath of Supt. Babb firing, takes public comment

By George Miller The Ventura Unified School District held a special school board meeting today to talk about last week’s sudden firing of Superintendent Michael Babb and finding a replacement.  Most attendees were only allowed into the public comment period and barred from the real meat at the subsequent closed session. We were not privvy to […]

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

By Paul D. White   The timing and manner in which the Ventura Unified School District board fired Superintendent Michael Babb on Wednesday was unexpected. It indicated a strong consensus by the board to not delay in bringing in new leadership that will pursue a “different direction” for Ventura schools, as board President Velma Lomax stated. The […]

Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Michael Babb Fired

Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Michael Babb Fired

By George Miller We were informed by a member of the Ventura County School Board that Ventura School Supt. Michael Babb has been fired without cause. We were told that the board wasn’t satisfied and voted 4-1 to oust him.   Paul White, co-Founder of Quality Of Life -Ventura-  www.QOL-Ventura.org commented: “The Ventura Unified School […]

Santa Paula: SPUSD Announcements and Enterprise Funds Concerns

Santa Paula: SPUSD Announcements and Enterprise Funds Concerns

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) In Public Comments, Supervisor Alfonso Gamino, Superintendent of the Santa Paula Unified School District, spoke congratulating the new council and wishing to continue the successful relationship the School District has experienced with the council. Supervisor Gamino introduced the two members of the SPUSD Board who will […]

Angry Citizens descend upon Ventura School Board over “HitlerGate”/Trump lecture and District mishandling

Angry Citizens descend upon Ventura School Board over “HitlerGate”/Trump lecture and District mishandling

By George Miller 8th graders speak “truth to power” at board meeting 25 angry Citizens showed up at City Hall Thursday, 12-13-16 for the Ventura Unified District School Board, concerned about the so-called “HitlerGate” lecture at Anacapa Middle School on 11-18-16.  13-14 made public comments. The ink wasn’t even dry on the swearing-in for two new board members […]

Pleasant Valley School District Selects New Superintendent

Pleasant Valley School District Selects New Superintendent

Mesa Union School District in Somis Selects New Superintendent

Mesa Union School District in Somis Selects New Superintendent

Conejo Valley Parents: Have a say so on the next school superintendent–Tuesday 2/10/2015

Conejo Valley Parents: Have a say so on the next school superintendent–Tuesday 2/10/2015

Public can provide input at Feb. 10 meeting of the CVUSD in T.O. When: Tues., Feb. 10 – 6:30 p.m. What: CVUSD School Board meeting Where: 1400 E. Janss Road (across the street from the Janss Library) In complex of buildings, find road (at eastern side) heading southbound — drive to end and park in […]

Radical Transformation of education: presented at Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce

Radical Transformation of education: presented at Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce

By George Miller Dr. Gabe Soumakian, Oxnard Union High School District Superintendent, keynoted this interesting presentation on “Linked Learning” to the Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce on January 28. He said that Linked Learning is not just to prepare students for college, but a gateway to careers, too. He said: “If I ask myself: ‘when am I […]