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  • SMBSD remains focused on education, despite board distractions

    May 17, 2012 10:09 PM

    If you missed it on our late news Wednesday night, a lot of people were pretty fired up at the Santa Maria Bonita School Board Meeting. Their target? Outspoken School Board Member Will Smith. Community members packed Wednesday night's board meeting to show their disapproval with Smith. Board President... more »
  • Group pushes to recall local school board member

    May 11, 2012 8:54 AM

    Some community members in Santa Maria have launched a campaign to recall Santa Maria Bonita School Board Member Will Smith. Smith was elected to the school board in November 2010. Since then, district officials say he has caused disruptions in school board meetings, and the police have been called... more »
  • New board member stirs up controversy

    December 1, 2010 9:35 PM

    A controversial school board member says he plans to bring change to the Santa Maria Bonita School District, but his past leaves some questioning his intentions. Reverend Will Smith unseated incumbent Jody Oliver in last month's election. Smith taught 7th and 8th grade for six years in the district.... more »
  • Animosity lingers between district and new school board member

    December 1, 2010 1:43 PM

    Reverend Will Smith plans to shake things up at the Santa Maria Bonita School District. He recently unseated incumbent Jody Oliver in a race few expected him to win. Smith taught 7th and 8th grade in the district for six years, but resigned in August. Now that he's back,... more »
  • Santa Maria-Bonita School District rejects charter school

    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 »

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