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  • SMBSD board member wants meetings translated in Spanish

    April 27, 2012 2:22 AM

    A highly controversial school board member in the Santa Maria Bonita School District is making waves again. Recently, the school board voted to videotape its board meetings. Board member Will Smith says proposed the meetings also be translated in Spanish, but so far district leaders have denied his request.... more »
  • Low income Santa Maria students receive free dinners through government-funded program

    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 »
  • Teachers protest against possible pay cuts

    February 8, 2012 3:07 AM

    It was standing room only at Tuesday night's school board meeting in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. The district has proposed a three percent pay cut this year and next for teachers. Back in September, auditors found an accounting error of $1.59 million. That means the cash-strapped... more »
  • District discusses next steps for May Grisham students and staff

    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 »
  • Board members meet to consider school closure

    December 8, 2010 10:02 PM

    School board members in Orcutt are meeting tonight to address whether to close May Grisham Elementary School. The Orcutt School District says it's getting about a thousand dollars less per student than it needs to function. Shutting down May Grisham is just one of eleven options district leaders are considering.... more »
  • Families see long waiting list for local after school program

    November 15, 2010 8:56 PM

    A record number of families in the Santa Maria Bonita School District are finding themselves on the waiting list for the after school program. The district runs a free after school program called ASES. It stands for After School Education and Safety. The program has seen its waiting list almost... more »
  • Number of families waiting for after-school program grows

    November 15, 2010 2:07 PM

    There is a long list of families waiting to get their kids into the Santa Maria Bonita School District's after-school program. District leaders say the numbers have gone up since the state cut child care funding for low-income families. Watch KSBY News tonight at 5 and 6 to... more »
  • School district superintendent and principals resign

    May 10, 2010 1:36 PM

    The Templeton Unified School District is shuffling around to fill vacant positions left by recent resignations. Superintendent Deborah Bowers has announced she will step down after her contract expires at the end of June. The school board is considering whether to fill the position with an interim superintendent or through... more »
  • School district spends millions on new curriculum

    April 21, 2010 10:44 PM

    Starting next year, the Santa Maria Bonita School District will implement a new language arts at it works to meet state and federal standards. The district approved nearly two million dollars for materials to support the new program. Along with new materials, the district will create an intervention program... more »
  • LA administrators approve shortened school year

    April 21, 2010 2:48 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Administrators have overwhelming approved an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that would shorten the school year this year and next. Associated Administrators of Los Angeles released the results Tuesday. The AALA says administrators voted to shave five days off the 2009-2010 school... more »
  • How the Calif. Lottery helps, and doesn't help, local schools

    March 26, 2010 10:09 PM

    The California Lottery was created to help fund public schools, but some want to know if its really doing its job in these tough economic times. Since the lottery started in 1984, it's generated more than $20 billion for the school system, but that number makes up just over one... more »
  • Paso Robles Joint Unified School District enacts freezes to deal with budget shortfall

    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 »
  • Santa Barbara School District approves list of $6 million in budget cuts

    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 »

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