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Conejo School Board directs school staff to begin translating 9th grade sex curriculum into Spanish

Conejo School Board directs school staff to begin translating 9th grade sex curriculum into Spanish

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—“We’re not just providing instructional materials in Spanish but we must provide opportunities for Spanish speaking parents in our district to engage in our curriculum adoption process as other parents do,” said board trustee Betsy Connolly in regards to 9th grade sex curriculum being developed for next year.  “We should be […]

9th grade Sex Ed curriculum presented to CVUSD school board

9th grade Sex Ed curriculum presented to CVUSD school board

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board trustees were given a chance to review the 9th grade sex ed curriculum in a presentation made by Luis Lichtl, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services.  The curriculum which still needs to be reviewed by the public and officially adopted at the March 17 school […]

Conejo Valley School Board adopt challenged bond oversight committee bylaws

Conejo Valley School Board adopt challenged bond oversight committee bylaws

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board adopted citizens’ bond oversight committee bylaws Tuesday that were challenged by Silas Nesheiwat, a former member of that committee, that stated the district was paraphrasing the law and “misleading the public” in regards to how a bond oversight committee should operate. “There are […]

Conejo School District charged with misuse of bond money

Conejo School District charged with misuse of bond money

THOUSAND OAKS—A former member of the Conejo Valley Citizens Oversight Committee of Measure I—the voter approved (Nov., 2014) $197 million school bond measure—alleged during public comments made at the end of Tuesday’s school board meeting that the school district had misused bond money to supplement the district general fund. Silas Nesheiwat, unanimously appointed by the […]

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

By Nic Rivera In a surreal rant during Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), superintendent Mark McLaughlin continued his pattern of throwing out a smokescreen whenever he is asked tough questions. Instead of just answering the question, his pattern has been to attempt to divert attention away from himself […]

Cindy Goldberg named school board president; trustees authorize Conejo Schools Foundation to solicit donations and raise funds

Cindy Goldberg named school board president; trustees authorize Conejo Schools Foundation to solicit donations and raise funds

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) trustees selected Cindy Goldberg as Board President, Jenny Fitzgerald as Vice President and Bill Gorback as Clerk during it re-organization meeting Tuesday and also authorized Conejo Schools Foundation to solicit donations and raise funds from November thru June, 2020 in a 3-1 vote.  Objecting […]

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

By Nic Rivera The Ventura County District Attorney’s office sent a letter this past week advising Conejo Valley Unified School District leadership of a Brown Act violation arising from board business being conducted illegally in August 2019 by Superintendent Mark McLaughlin and board president Betsy Connolly at a “board retreat.” The letter from the District […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District touts Post-Secondary Program; Board reflects on last year events

Conejo Valley Unified School District touts Post-Secondary Program; Board reflects on last year events

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—Dr. Lisa Miller, Conejo Valley Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Student Services touted the Post-Secondary Program offered to 36 students (18-22 years old) in three self-contained classrooms at the Conejo Valley Adult School campus.  The Post-Secondary Program provides academic instruction for special education students in transition from high school to adult […]

CVUSD Superintendent Backpedals on Promise to Public Regarding K-6 Gender Doctrine

CVUSD Superintendent Backpedals on Promise to Public Regarding K-6 Gender Doctrine

by Nic Rivera  THOUSAND OAKS – In a stunning admission last Tuesday night, Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Superintendent Mark McLaughlin publicly announced during the school board meeting that CVUSD will be implementing controversial gender identity curriculum in grades K-6. This represents a full reversal from his previous statements and from what had been […]

Softball mom, former board candidate, basketball player ask Conejo school board for fair facility fees

Softball mom, former board candidate, basketball player ask Conejo school board for fair facility fees

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—A softball mom, former board candidate and former recreational basketball player were among the community members asking the Conejo Valley Unified School Board (CVUSD) this past Tuesday to set fair facility fees. “When fees are set to go up more than 300 percent, we can’t absorb that as a league nor […]

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