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Board of Education promises no reconfiguration during 2018-19 school year

Jason Harward co-editor-in-chief In the interest of moving forward with a simpler, more focused approach toward reconfiguration, the Board of Education unofficially promised the community that no students would be relocated in the 2018-19 school year at the Feb. 6 special board meeting. The decision was made in part as a courtesy to parents, many of […]

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Editorial: District should consolidate middle school after transition period

Not long ago, we were introduced to the community members, parents, faculty and administrators who make up the Future Focused Schools Team (FFST). The team was tasked with developing viable models for reconfiguring the district’s current four K-8 and one 9-12 school system in the hopes of “improv[ing] and enhanc[ing] educational opportunities for students while […]

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Editorial: Board disputes undermine community goals

Our district is in dire straits. The implications of a structural budget deficit and the clean-up of the oil well continue to loom over our heads. Seemingly never-ending litigation and a high administrative turnover rate have sapped our energy. An evolving relationship with the city, following the recent tense negotiations over the Joint Powers Agreement, […]

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Pros and Cons of giving the student board member a vote

The Student Board Member is the student body’s representative on the Board of Education. Though the member attends every public meeting, s/he is not privy to closed session information, which includes student disciplinary action and pending litigation. The member is given a preferential vote, in which s/he can voice support or opposition to an agenda item […]

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BHEA, district begin contract negotiations for current school year

Ben Dahan news editor Sophia Goldberg sports editor Representatives from the district and the Beverly Hills Education Association, the bargaining unit for teaching staff, reached a tentative agreement for the 2016-17 school year at the end of May and look to hash out an agreement for the 2017-18 term this year. Tentative agreement BHEA president Telly Tse […]

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Board reconvenes to discuss budget cuts

    Ben Dahan news editor On Feb. 17, the Board of Education held its second study session regarding the recommended budget cuts of up to $5 million for the coming school year. This was a follow up from the first meeting, held on Feb. 9. The discussion about budget cuts originates from the district’s current […]

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Board looks to make budget cuts due to $5 million deficit

Sophia Goldberg sports editor With recommendations from Chief Administrative Officer La-Tanya Kirk-Carter, the board is looking into making $5 million cuts to the budget for the 2016-17 school year, with an additional $4 million projected deficit in budgets for the next two years. The board has done research as to which areas of the current budget […]

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Budget Breakdown

Article by: Ben Dahan Staff Writer Infographics by: Jason Harward Staff Writer The Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education adopted the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, on June 28, projecting a $2.85 million dollar deficit. However, that is the adopted budget based entirely on estimates of the expenditure and revenue for the year. According […]

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Michelle Halimi appointed assistant principal

Dani Klemes, web editor-in-chief Michelle Halimi was approved as assistant principal (in effect fall 2014) by the BHUSD Board of Education on Tuesday night, April 22. Currently an English teacher, Service Learning teacher WASC coordinator and alumna, Halimi has been a member of Beverly’s faculty for eight years and is eager to begin her new […]

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