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Will Portola High Testing Cost IUSD Measure E Votes?

Irvine High School #5 Site A

Measure E, a significant bond measure aimed at shoring up older schools in Irvine, is on the ballot for June 7.  During the Great Recession and California’s budget crisis from 10 years ago, money for needed repairs just wasn’t there and Irvine’s current State Assembly and State Senate team have already told the city’s education…

Testing for Toxics in Irvine at Portola High School


Reprinted with permission from the TestForToxics blog with a summary from Dr. Harvey Liss about the meeting and public hearing on the additional testing at the new IUSD Portola High School.  I echo Dr. Liss’s doubts about PlaceWorks, the district’s consultant, when it comes to honesty.  I can’t recall the specific consultant’s name, but during…

IUSD plans public hearing on major Bond measure


The note below arrived in my mailbox from Terry Walker, IUSD Superintendent, because I’m a parent of an Irvine Unified student, not because of the blog.  Commentary in a moment: I recently wrote to you about the Irvine Unified School District’s (IUSD) plans to update our aging schools to a similar standard as our newer…

Is IUSD Seeking a $558 Million Bond?

pile of money

My Sunday night was interrupted by a telephone survey.  I started to hem and haw, but the call said it was about a local community issue, so I agreed and we proceeded with a series of questions.  The survey appears to have been commissioned by the Irvine Unified School District to ascertain voter preferences about…