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High School Journalism Teacher Files Lawsuit against Conejo Valley Unified

High School Journalism Teacher Files Lawsuit against Conejo Valley Unified

    By Pat Lynch THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Newbury Park High School (NPHS) journalism instructor, Michelle Saremi, filed a lawsuit against Conejo Valley Unified School District with the Ventura Superior Court on January 8, 2020. It is unclear if the District has been served with the complaint. In her complaint, Saremi contends that since […]

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 […]

Nailed it. Looks Like Crybaby Superintendent May Indeed Be Planning to Fleece CVUSD

Nailed it. Looks Like Crybaby Superintendent May Indeed Be Planning to Fleece CVUSD

By Nic Rivera Two weeks ago I published a piece about the surreal and disturbing rant by Conejo Valley (CVUSD) Superintendent Mark McLaughlin during the December 17, 2019 board meeting. It was an off-topic prepared statement that he read, in a clear violation of the Brown Act, listing his grievances concerning questions that trustee Sandee […]

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 […]

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 […]

CVUSD Board Fails to Investigate Allegations Against Trustee Cindy Goldberg

CVUSD Board Fails to Investigate Allegations Against Trustee Cindy Goldberg

by Nic Rivera CVUSD trustee Cindy Goldberg came under fire for alleged ethical violations from public speakers on Tuesday evening during the agenda item discussing her censure. Goldberg is the paid executive director of Conejo Schools Foundation (CSF). CSF is a local 501(c)(3) that fundraises and donates to support programs for the CVUSD. This organization […]

School board ignores public; rejects Fitzgerald and Goldberg censure

School board ignores public; rejects Fitzgerald and Goldberg censure

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—Another heated Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting that lasted until 11:30 p.m. resulted in the rejection (by 4-1 margin with Board Member Sandee Everett dissenting) of two discussion items requesting the creation of a Board Ad-Hoc Committee to write a censure resolution regarding Board Members Jenny Fitzgerald (for her […]

Are Classrooms Becoming Re-Education Camps?

Are Classrooms Becoming Re-Education Camps?

By Nic Rivera With the recent controversy over the anti-Semitic Ethnic Studies framework proposed by the California Department of Education (CDE), many are talking about the inappropriateness of using a classroom to teach one-sided propaganda. The conversation also leads many to reflect on what kind of adult would use their position of power to manipulate […]

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