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Rosie Avila won’t associate herself with SAUSD

I’m reviewing the filings for 47th Congressional District and it seems that Rosemarie “Rosie” Avila a 17 year veteran of the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Board of Trustees won’t acknowledge that reality on her ballot designation. The designation she has chosen is Businesswoman/School Boardmember. Rosie is running for the Republican nomination to challenge…

Religious Right Tool Avila Not Seeking Re-Election?

I just received word from a very reliable source that Rosemarie Avila will not seek re-election to the Santa Ana School Board and will instead run for the 47th Congressional District seat currently held by Loretta Sanchez.  Avila pulled papers today for the Republican primary which could pit her against Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist…

What Do YOU Think About Recent School Budget Cuts?

No matter where you go in OC, local schools and school districts are feeling the pain of hard times. In Capistrano Unified, Coastal South County schools are preparing for $27 million in painful budget cuts. Santa Ana Unified is preparing to possibly lay off some 573 teachers in the 2008-09 school year. In Saddleback Valley…

What Do YOU Think About Santa Ana Schools’ $15 Million Cuts?

“There are many people who will be affected by our cuts, but unfortunately we are in this very difficult position to keep this district financially sound.” That was Jose Alfredo Hernandez, Santa Ana School Board President, quoted by The Register about the $14.8 million of cuts to schools that the district will be making for…

Mendez vs. Westminster Postage Stamp Celebrated

This Friday, September 14, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana (on Bristol and 17th) the release of the Mendez vs. the Westminster School District U.S. postage stamp will be celeberated. Mike Lawson covered Mendez vs. Westminster decision earlier this year HERE.  Few are aware that…

What Do YOU Think: Is ALL Our Children Learning?

“We can be pleased that gains in student achievement made over the past years are either increasing or holding steady,” said state Superintendent Jack O’Connell. “This progress means that hundreds of thousands of California students will have a better shot at success.” Judging by what Jack O’Connell said to The Register about the overall improvement…