Tag Archive for Capistrano Unified School District

The Quest to Remake Capistrano Unified: A Parent’s Perspective

I came to this conclusion after watching the campaign by the current trustees to impose an agenda that in my view that forgot what they were elected: to serve the Children of the District. It began when I went out to a Community Meet and Greet organized by Capistrano’s Children First to start making inroads within the Community earlier in the year. I got a real sense of where things were when I saw the District go on strike. I joined the teachers on the picket lines to underscore how the Community was with them. In my conversations with them, I wanted them to realize that times were tough and the budget deficit at hand.

Two Orange County School Districts Spent $15 Million on Lawsuits

On Wednesday, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse released a report entitled “Lessons in Lawsuits,” which details the litigation costs of 12 California school districts. Included is information about Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD) and Capistrano Unified (CUSD). According to the report, those two districts alone spent more than $15 million on lawsuits (the cost of outside counsel…

CUSD Strike Concludes

“It is the courage and determination of CUEA members on the picket lines and the thousands of supportive district parents and community members that resulted in the tentative contract agreement with the CUSD Board of Education,” said CUEA President Vicki Soderberg.