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Hypocrisy: CVUSD Campuses Safe for Student Daycare, but Unsafe for School Re-Opening?

Hypocrisy: CVUSD Campuses Safe for Student Daycare, but Unsafe for School Re-Opening?

By Jim Clark THOUSAND OAKS, CA – As families were still reeling from the announcement last week from the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) that schools will be closed this fall for in-person learning, CVUSD announced that they will be offering additional daycare, in the now empty campuses, to parents for $850 per child […]

CVUSD Enrollment Crisis Continues

CVUSD Enrollment Crisis Continues

By Jim Clark This spring, the California Department of Education (CDE) released its official statewide enrollment report for all school districts. The bad news is that the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) continued its eleven-year trend in declining enrollment that is driving the current budget crisis in the school district. This coming fall, enrollment […]

CVUSD Board Uses COVID-19 Crisis to Hide Fiscal Irresponsibility

CVUSD Board Uses COVID-19 Crisis to Hide Fiscal Irresponsibility

By Jim Clark Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) leadership appears to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to make financial decisions that they know will be unpopular, like giving themselves raises and extending contracts at recent board meetings. The reason why this might work is because board meetings are on Zoom now and […]

Why are local tax dollars being used to prop up one liberal newspaper?

Why are local tax dollars being used to prop up one liberal newspaper?

By Jim Clark While reading the free acorn newspaper that arrived on my driveway a couple weeks ago, I was struck by two things: 1) It contained fewer pages than normal, and 2) there were a lot of new full-page ads that I hadn’t seen before. Full-page ads are very expensive, and most of them […]