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Did you see the new Conejo Valley Unified School District Budgets and Expenditures for 2018-2019? 

Did you see the new Conejo Valley Unified School District Budgets and Expenditures for 2018-2019? 

    By Barry Gabrielson See below: http://www.conejousd.org/Portals/0/Departments/Business%20Services/Fiscal%20Services/ Documents%202018/SACS2018%20full%20file%20-%20Signed.pdf?ver=2018-06-21-152522-127 From the data I have gathered, (CVUSD, EdData and Data Quest), the average teachers salary is over $90,325 a year for 2017/2018, with fringe benefits of 41.2%.  So we taxpayers are paying $127,539 per teacher.  Administration Cost is much higher, between $150,000- $300,000 per.  Fringe benefits […]

CVUSD board votes down censure resolution of Betsy Connolly

CVUSD board votes down censure resolution of Betsy Connolly

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) voted down a censure of board member Betsy Connolly by a vote of 2-1 (with Connolly and Patricia Phelps voting “No.”).  The lone “Yes” vote came from board member Sandee Everett who had advanced the motion with abstentions from both board members Mike Dunn […]

Member Dunn censured at Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting 2-6-18

Member Dunn censured at Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting 2-6-18

By George Miller Dunn unanimously censured We were told that there would be a big crowd at this week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board meeting, to address the attempted censure of board member Mike Dunn. There was, but not as large as the 11-14-17 meeting when the new new book selection policy was passed. […]

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

By George Miller Are the Acorn and the Star being one-sided and unfair covering Conejo book list policy? Is parental choice “censorship?” Why are Progressive pressure groups apoplectic over it?             Foreword The debate and arguments (some call it “BookGate”) surrounding the new Conejo Valley Unified School District book selection […]

It’s about letting parents parent

It’s about letting parents parent

By Ashley Huizenga, February 01, 2018 The time has come for a change. Our community has become divided among parents, teachers and those making decisions. A battle has raged for some time, and it is a fight for authority over our children. I believe that no matter how much I disagree with liberal points of […]

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Monique McKenna is a public school teacher. On January 25, 2018 she inserted herself into the ongoing CVUSD, (Conejo Valley Unified School District), School Board discussion about the Board’s new policy regarding 9-12 core literature texts. School Board policy 6161.1 is firmly rooted in California Department Education Code (CDE). The […]

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

By Barry Gabrielson .  Let’s address the facts regarding Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)  Deputy Superintendent’s statement “Expects 7M in annual loss over the next 3 years”.  These facts are based on California Public Education and Districts reported numbers below:  . 1)      Received 187.1M Funding in 2016-17, Actuals of 181.7M, added reserve of 5.4M 2)      Reserve […]

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo School Board releases final book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller As reported last week, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board approved a new book selection and opt-out policy, or as they call it: “Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.” It was a messy meeting, since the version submitted for approval by board member Sandee Everett was disputed, as the Superintendent’s committee […]

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller After a long, hard, bitterly fought battle, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board passed a sweeping new book selection and parental opt-out policy. Like last week’s meeting,  there was an overflow crowd. Opposition outnumbered the advocates and was composed mostly of faculty, some parents and lots of kids, mostly from Newbury Park […]

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

By George Miller  . For your perusal, here’s a collection of articles, pro, con and right down the middle, mostly from local media, on the Conejo Valley Unified School District book controversy.   Discussion and vote on a proposed policy on the core literature list and providing parental/student opt-outs will take place at 6 pm on […]