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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 […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board vs. Parents

Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board vs. Parents

    by Janet Stephenson The California Department of Education (CDE), in 2018, set forth guidelines on how to work with communities when facing implementation of new laws on sexual education. In their publication, HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction Guidelines – Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction, it states, “Almost all religious faiths have specific teachings about […]

CVUSD – The Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

CVUSD – The Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

    by Janet Stephenson In a strange presentation by Dr. Victor P. Hayek at the CVUSD school board meeting on October 15, 2019, the top twenty organizations using Conejo Valley Unified School District facilities were discussed to show the difference in fees paid and direct costs to the district. The catch was that the […]

Dignity for the Unborn

Dignity for the Unborn

    By Janet Stephenson On May 28, 2019, dignity for unborn human life took another step forward towards recognition by the Supreme Court in its decision on Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. In their ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed Indiana legislation (HEA 1337) that prohibited treating fetal remains after an […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District Digs In Its Heels On Inequity

Conejo Valley Unified School District Digs In Its Heels On Inequity

    By Janet Stephenson For now, it looks like Conejo Valley Unified School District has dug in its heels and is not budging on summer school fees. Conejo Valley Unified School District’s active partnership with Conejo Schools Foundation in requiring pupil fees for summer school through the Get Ahead fundraiser now appears to be […]

Student paid summer school – a Title V problem for CVUSD

Student paid summer school – a Title V problem for CVUSD

By Janet Stephenson The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) school board had a rough night on September 3, and its efforts at damage control is not helping. Rather than address the concerns of the public, they are hiding behind an umbrella of defenses that when paraphrased come up to, “We don’t have to respond; […]

Conejo Valley School Board | There Might Be A Problem – Religion is a Protected Class

Conejo Valley School Board | There Might Be A Problem – Religion is a Protected Class

    By Janet Stephenson The CVUSD school board just might have a problem with certain protected classes of students, particularly those of diverse ethnicity and religions detailed under Title 5, California Code of Regulations, § 4900(a). It’s unfortunate, but some school board members have made comments in social media regarding parents of faiths they […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District | Science and Gender

Conejo Valley Unified School District | Science and Gender

    By Janet Stephenson On Tuesday, August 20, the CVUSD had a robust school board meeting with a great deal of  discussion touching on the new California gender teachings which are born from social constructionist philosophy. These teachings state that there are a multitude of genders and gender mixes which can not be known […]

Graphic New Standards in Public Education

Graphic New Standards in Public Education

    By Janet Stephenson This discussion is about the changes in public school teaching regarding gender, not about sexual education. The graphic nature of the new standards in sexual education is also concerning to parents, but I’ll restrict this to the new social constructionism that is being introduced to California classrooms starting as early […]