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School Curriculum Radical Left Reveal draws SRO crowd in Westlake Village

School Curriculum Radical Left Reveal draws SRO crowd in Westlake Village

by Chris Bailey 23 July 2021, Thousand Oak, Westlake Village Ventura County Katherine Strange coordinated the Raising Awareness of Childhood Education event that packed the Novo Cafe’ on Monday, July 19th to capacity. The purpose? To educate parents and the public-at-large about Critical Race Theory, the push to force “Teen Talk” sex education into our […]

Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s Summer “Find My Genius” Closes The Achievement Gap

Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s Summer “Find My Genius” Closes The Achievement Gap

Program Is Offered At Two Elementary Schools Thousand Oaks, Calif. (July 13, 2021)–Young scholars from two local school districts are taking part in “Find My Genius” this summer. The five-week program, sponsored by the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Conejo Valley Unified School District and Las Virgenes Unified School District, is designed to reduce the achievement […]

Conjeo Valley School Board candidates face-off during virtual forum

Conjeo Valley School Board candidates face-off during virtual forum

By Michael Hernandez CONEJO VALLEY—A virtual forum of Conejo Valley Unified School District board of education candidates was held on Sept. 30 by THRIVE Conejo and featured four candidates running for two seats: one seat in Area 1 (Patti Jones and Karen Sylvester) in the Westlake area and one seat in Area 5 (incumbent Sandee […]

Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honors

Two Ventura County Schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were selected based on or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Ventura County winners are among 367 public and private schools to be selected nationwide. The local honorees are: Meadows […]

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 […]

Conejo Valley School District (CVUSD) facing $25 million deficit for 2020-2021 budget

Conejo Valley School District (CVUSD) facing $25 million deficit for 2020-2021 budget

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District budget is facing a $25 million deficit for the $203 million 2020-2021 budget. Currently, the district has potential funds to use of $35 million but the district is not recommending that any of the six million dollars of mandated reserve  be used and that no more […]

Conejo Valley | Superintendent, board and public give feedback on district coronavirus crisis response

Conejo Valley | Superintendent, board and public give feedback on district coronavirus crisis response

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The superintendent, board and public gave feedback via livestream on the Conejo Valley Unified School District coronavirus crisis response which has closed all schools and put all students into an online education platform. “I definitely stepped outside my comfort zone,” said CVUSD Supt. Dr. Mark McLaughlin.   “This is new.  There is […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District Succeeds in Retaining Loophole

Conejo Valley Unified School District Succeeds in Retaining Loophole

    by Janet Stephenson The California Department of Education recently denied a Uniform Complaint appeal regarding illegal pupil fees. The appeal addressed a practice of Conejo Valley Unified School District wherein it authorizes Conejo Schools Foundation as a fundraiser, which in turn fundraises through the charging of summer school classes, then turns over the […]

What Game is the Superintendent Playing?

What Game is the Superintendent Playing?

By Nic Rivera After watching Tuesday’s board meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) and talking to members of the community, I was left thoroughly confused because the whole situation just did not make sense. I have even spoken to attorneys who agree that Superintendent Mark McLaughlin does not have any sort of […]

CVUSD budget committee recommends dropping its remedial summer school program; replace it with charter school program

CVUSD budget committee recommends dropping its remedial summer school program; replace it with charter school program

By Michael Hernandez   THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) trustees will hear a report Tuesday at its regular board meting (starting at 6 p.m. at 1402 E. Janss Road) presented by its own budget/LCAP Committee that is recommending that the district drop its remedial summer school program in order to save $300,000. […]

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