Tag Archive for Capistrano Unified School District

Capistrano Unified – Corruption Galore

The district is working, the teachers are the reason why our schools are competitive and the students are high achievers as well as passionately involved parents. Pacific Research Institute would like you to think otherwise, that communities like Capo are dysfunctional.

Public Education Under Fire – Capistrano Unified Teachers’ Strike Starts Tomorrow – What Parents Can Do

There was a teacher strike reprieve two days ago when this release came out: “Capistrano Teachers Issue Bargaining Proposal Designed to Prevent Strike.” The teachers’ position in their battle with the CUSD Board of Trustees has been rather simple.  Cuts need to be made and the teachers have been willing to take cuts in pay and…

Not much of a Race To The Top for Orange County schools.

The Orange County Register reports that Most O.C. districts say no to Race To The Top Reforms. As few as nine Orange County school districts have committed to implement sweeping reforms championed under President Obama’s federal Race to the Top grant program for schools, leaving up to 19 ineligible to receive the potentially millions of federal stimulus dollars that California is seeking.

Capo Teachers and Anaheim Workers Protest Cuts to Dramatically Different Responses

There were two public meetings Tuesday night where public employees showed up to express their interest in resolving the budget shortfalls affecting both employers. One at the Capistrano Unified School District Board meeting, and one at the Anaheim City Council meeting. The employees were met with dramatically different responses from their governing officials. From the Orange County Register,…

Chemerinsky to represent Capo teacher in appeal

From the Orange County Register: UCI law dean Chemerinsky to represent teacher sued by student Nationally renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine’s law school, will represent high school teacher James Corbett in appealing a federal court ruling that found Corbett violated a student’s First Amendment rights. Corbett, who referred to Creationism as…

DPOC Responds to Misleading Robocalls

The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) has been informed that robocalls are being made to Democrats living in the Capistrano Unified School District. These robocalls imply that CUSD trustee candidates Jack Brick, Ken Maddox, Sue Palazzo, and Mike Winsten are endorsed or supported by the Democratic Party. The implication of any sort of official…

Extension Of Candidate Filing Period For General Election

This update just in from Neal Kelley, Orange County Registrar of Voters regarding the extension of filing period in several races across the County. EXTENSION OF CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION (Non-City Contests) Santa Ana, CA  August 8 , 2008 – The Registrar of Voters announced today that the nomination period has been…