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Dissecting the SAUSD

Once again, the SAUSD seeks to sugar coat the problem, claiming they have begun to implement some of the changes demanded by state and federal mandates. Here are some of the options they have in order to get some stimulus money to fix these schools: replace the principal, rehire no more than 50 percent of the staff and change the instructional program; close and reopen as a charter school; close and reassign students to other higher-achieving schools in the district; or replace the principal, increase instructional time and make other changes. So what kind of drastic changes will they make.

Chriss Street Drops Out – Beware the Ides of March

Campbell and board Chairwoman Janet Nguyen are sponsoring an emergency agenda item that calls for transferring Street’s investment authority to county Chief Financial Officer Bob Franz. “We just don’t believe it’s proper to have someone found guilty in court of breaching his fiduciary duty to be responsible for managing the county’s investment funds,”

Nelson Goes A.W.O.L. from Council Budget Meeting for his own Campaign Fundraiser

“The more we get off our plate now, the less we have to deal with;” Nelson said. “I’m ready to make individual cuts as we go through the departments, or at least provide policy decisions because at some point I think there is going to be a will of the Council to – I can make something up but, the Park and Rec. department I know is one that I’ve seen the 10% cut, I don’t support, I know that I can find far more than that in other departments, but we have to go through it to get there.”

Joe Dovinh: A Democratic Fan of Van Tran

We caught up with AD-68 candidate Joe Dovinh this afternoon to get to the bottom of his late entry into the AD-68 race as a Democrat.  Mr. Dovinh took issue with a post written by Chris Prevatt and our own interview got off to a rocky and argumentative start, where he almost insisted I record…

Let’s Hear Those Voicemails

  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ydrQsFPe8[/youtube] Our friend Art Pedroza had a post on Orange Joke late last night and early this morning, which he yanked before I could actually see it.  From the snipets we were able to find, Art had a phone call with his friend Richard Zavala and claimed Zavala was planning to sue me for…