The Orange County District Attorney on Tuesday released a “Revised” report in its review of the alleged violations of the Brown Act, California’s open meetings law by the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees.
Here are our recommendations for some of the South Orange County local races. There aren’t a lot of liberal in this so we had to pick the more same among the candidates.
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.
On Wednesday,Â 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…
I want to make a note that this was posted last night at Daily Kos before the announcement that the strike was over. Â It was in response to a post over at Red County and an attempt as a parent to make some sense of the highly polarizing rhetoric that is taking place over this…
“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.
The following video was shared with us by the Capistrano Unified Education Association. In the video, the teachers tell their side of the story. They want to negotiate, they have no problem with a temporary pay cut. They are only asking for the cuts to be temporary, and the Board won’t even negotiate the point.