January 11, 2013 8:31 PM
The shooting in Taft hit close to home for a Central Coast administrator.
Santa Maria Joint Union High School superintendent, Dr. Mark Richardson, was previously the superintendent at Taft Union High School District.
Dr. Richardson started at the Santa Maria district four months ago but he still has... more »
August 13, 2012 8:50 PM
It's back to school time for some Central Coast students. But what actually goes in to preparing for the big day?
"They come in just with their eyes open, all excited about school, asking questions," said Rosalie Jones.
For Jones, this is her favorite day of the year.... more »
May 16, 2012 8:46 PM
It's a California State Food Code. Anything that goes on a student's plate, touched or untouched, must be thrown away if uneaten.
According to the California Department of Education, schools across the state are reimbursed $2.77 per student for free and reduced lunches; that's whether they're eaten or thrown... more »
March 19, 2012 8:41 PM
A new study shows California as one of the top 10 states where high school graduation rates are declining, but there are positive signs on the Central Coast.
The study by "America's Promise Alliance" shows 71% of high school students in California received their high school diplomas in 2009.... more »
March 13, 2012 10:08 PM
About 300 students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District are now receiving free dinners, through a government-funded program. The "Supper Program" gives needy students free and healthy dinners.
According to school administrators, about 80% of the students in Santa Maria come from low-income families.
Right now, only three... more »
December 16, 2010 10:45 PM
The decision to close May Grisham Elementary School in Orcutt at the end of the school year leaves many parents, students, and staff wondering what the district plans to do next.
The Orcutt Union School District made the decision during a packed meeting last night. The school plans to... more »
December 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Santa Maria High School Administrators have implemented a new tardy policy to improve student performance.
Those who don't show up to class on time will be taken to a detention area or pick up trash around campus. They will also miss their entire class period. School leaders say they've... more »
October 19, 2010 2:25 AM
A controversial autobiography will stay in both the classroom and the library at San Luis Obispo High School.
A seven-member panel made up of parents, staff, and students voted unanimously to approve the book during a meeting today at the school. The decision comes after a parent complained about... more »
October 11, 2010 9:27 PM
The Santa Maria Bonita School District is leading the way toward making school lunches healthier.
Eighty-eight percent of the kids in the district qualify for the federal lunch program, one of the highest rates on the Central Coast. The rate is so high that the government allows the entire... more »
September 20, 2010 10:03 PM
Parents and staff at Harloe Elementary are extra aware tonight after two kids reported a white van following them to school Friday morning.
It happened near the intersection of South halcyon and Dodson way in Arroyo Grande. Two fifth graders reported being followed by a white van with no... more »
September 7, 2010 9:38 PM
Kids at Nipomo Elementary will soon have a safer way to get to school thanks to a federal grant. The Federal Safe Route to School Grant will improve access for students by getting them off the road. The project will construct a bicycle and pedestrian path on Beechnut Avenue, bridges... more »
September 7, 2010 12:56 PM
Kids at Nipomo Elementary will have safer ways to get to school in the upcoming months. San Luis Obispo County recently received a Federal Safe Route to School grant to improve access to Nipomo Elementary School. The $600,000 project is slated to start today.
It will build a bicycle... more »
September 3, 2010 8:49 PM
It's a new day for Cabrillo High School. Teachers were back at work today after half of them skipped school. District officials say 29 teachers were no-shows yesterday in response to last week's fight between a student and the school's Head Basketball Coach Gary West.
The Lompoc student involved... more »
August 23, 2010 5:11 PM
With more than 10,000 attending so far, enrollment is already up at Alan Hancock College by about two percent from this time last year. Most of those students are taking classes in technical education.
23-year-old Lucas Coulton of Paso Robles is taking his 4th machine techology class at Alan... more »
August 16, 2010 9:31 PM
It was back to the books today for students in the Santa Maria Bonita School District. It's expecting to see its enrollment grow. That means larger class sizes, but also more funding for the district.
These kids are facing their toughest test yet, Kindergarten.
"He's more excited. He... more »
August 16, 2010 3:25 PM
Students in the Santa Maria Bonita School District started classes today. For kindergartners going to school for the first time, it can be a scary process and the separation anxiety often plagues parents as well.
Tonight at 5:00 on KSBY News, we'll talk to those parents and get the... more »
June 1, 2010 4:28 PM
Dr. Curtis Dubost has been named the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the San Miguel Joint Union School District for 2010-2011.
Dubost will begin his position immediately. A search for a permanent superintendent will take place 2010-2011.
Dubost fills the position vacated by Dean Smith, who resigned from... more »
May 14, 2010 6:12 PM
Bauer-Speck Elementary School in Paso Robles was placed on lockdown around 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon.
School officials say the school went on lockdown after a man with a gun was spotted down the street from the school, which is located on the 400 block of 17th Street in Paso... more »
May 13, 2010 4:42 PM
Atascadero Police Officers say they have a person of interest in Thursday morning's case, in which gunshots were heard near the Santa Rosa Academic Academy. That report of gunshots prompted a lockdown of the school at about 8:00a.m. It was later determined by officers that the shots were most likely... more »
May 13, 2010 1:37 PM
The Atascadero Police Department tells KSBY News the lockdown at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy has been lifted.
The lockdown ended at about 10:15a.m. Thursday. The school called the lockdown after officials there heard reports of gunshots near the school. Police officers confirm shots were fired in that area,... more »
May 10, 2010 9:34 PM
Budget cuts aren't the only concern now for the Templeton School Board.
The superintendent recently announced she is stepping down. Deborah Bowers has served as superintendent for the last four years. Two principals will also leave at the end of the school year.
Deborah Bowers has been in... more »
March 31, 2010 1:57 AM
Some local teachers were busy taking orders Tuesday night, all for a good cause.
It was McTeacher's night at McDonald's in Grover Beach. Teachers from Oceano Elementary jumped behind the counter to raise money for their school. The fast food joint filled up with students and parents. Twenty percent... more »
March 25, 2010 2:00 PM
Santa Maria-Bonita school board members have denied a petition to start the Santa Maria Valley Charter School. The charter's organizers vow to continue fighting. Dana Valverde, a teacher at Manzanita Charter in Lompoc, says she has already submitted a petition to the California Department of Education and will go to... more »
March 8, 2010 5:15 PM
A list released today by the California Department of Education names four schools on the Central Coast that are persistently low-achieving. The schools on the list have been identified as the bottom 5% of the state's persistently low-achieving schools. The state requires these schools to implement a school intervention model... more »
March 3, 2010 11:42 AM
Paso Robles Joint Union High School District officials have made some tough choices to deal with the district's projected $7.4 million dollar budget shortfall for the next school year. The district has announced plans to layoff 52 teachers and two administrators as a way to save some necessary cash.
... more »
March 2, 2010 12:36 PM
Whether it's "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat" or "Horton Hears a Who," kids across the Central Coast will be catching up on some of Dr. Seuss' best-known stories in honor of his birthday. Dr. Seuss, or Theodore Geisel, would've been 106-years-old Tuesday. Each year, schools and... more »
February 26, 2010 12:58 PM
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school.
The News Tribune and KOMO-TV report that the suspected shooter was killed by police shortly after in the Frederickson area.
... more »
February 26, 2010 11:49 AM
The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has taken some major steps to address the $2.3 million budget shortfall for this school year.
District officials have enacted a district-wide budget freeze. That means the district will not be hiring any new employees, purchasing any materials and supplies not on... more »
February 26, 2010 1:27 AM
Santa Maria High School District leaders are making personal sacrifices to balance the budget.
The superintendent and the entire management team of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District will be taking seven furlough days, two before June and five during the next school year. The furloughs save... more »
February 24, 2010 7:23 PM
The Santa Barbara School Districts' Board of Education voted Wednesday on a list that would reduce costs by some $6 million to balance out the 2010-2011 budget.
The board approved the Fiscal Solvency Plan to fill the budget gap. Some tough choices had to be made and, in the... more »
February 24, 2010 11:38 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco school officials have voted to send out pink slips to nearly 900 teachers and administrators, and this time Superintendent Carlos Garcia says some of them will eventually be let go.
The school board approved the layoff notices Tuesday to help plug an expected $113... more »
February 15, 2010 3:53 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Red Cross official says a school has collapsed in northern Haiti, killing three children. Red Cross spokesman Pericles Jean-Baptiste says the children were in the school when a wall collapsed at about noon Monday in the city of Cap-Haitien, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north... more »
January 28, 2010 11:37 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The medical records of more than 4,000 patients at the University of California, San Francisco may have been compromised after a laptop they were on was stolen.
Officials with the university said Wednesday the laptop was recovered earlier this month after it was taken from... more »
January 20, 2010 10:22 PM
Lunch was cut short today for students at Alvin Elementary School in Santa Maria. School administrators kept kids off the playgroun and indoors. They say it's a safety issue.
"When they're finished eating they can sit up on the stage and watch a movie. They can stay at their... more »
December 28, 2009 12:21 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say most of the 35,000 Los Angeles Unified School District employees who were overpaid by nearly $60 million in 2007 because of a faulty payroll system have repaid the excess money or arranged payment plans. School district attorney Dave Holmquist says two teachers were ordered... more »