After more than 20 years of service, Susan M. Keith will be retiring from the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees at the end of the year.
Originally elected to the board in 1999, Trustee Keith represents area 2, which includes Claremont and portions of Pomona and La Verne. She was later reelected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Presumptive new school board member, Bob Fass, says he ran his campaign on a message of social equity and inclusiveness, but the skills he hopes to bring to the board also include his many years in fundraising and managing budgets.
As of Tuesday, Mr. Fass has received 10,012 votes, 36 percent of the total, in the best of two contest for the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education. When the vote is certified at the end of the month, he and Kathy Archer are expected to be elected to the board and sworn in on December 17.
It wasn’t an unusual spot for Kathy Archerto have spent an election night, glued to the screen, eagerly awaiting results.
But this time she was waiting on an outcome of her own, and at the end of the night it was good news: She’d been elected to the Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education.
Claremont Unified School District SuperintendentJim Elsasser has accepted a position as superintendent of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, according to a news release from the PYLUSD. Mr. Elsasser’s first day at his new job is scheduled for January 4, 2021, pending final approval of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Board of Education on November 10. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Scripps College’s Scripps Presents series continues with The 19th* co-founder Emily Ramshaw in conversation with The 19th* editor-at-large Erinn Haines over Zoom at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 8. The event is free and open to the public. Of the many headlines volleyed our way over the past six months, the experiences of women during the COVID-19 pandemic have been particularly devastating.
Scripps College’s “Scripps Presents” events are going forward, with a robust calendar of free, interesting events.
All of the events are virtual, but registration and tickets are required. Click through www.scrippscollege.edu/ events/calendar for information.
On Tuesday, September 15 Scripps hosts Ayad Akhtar and Ben Rhodes: America is My Home at 5 p.m.
Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative, which seeks to embed the study of racial violence and justice throughout the campus and curriculum, will launch its inaugural panel on Thursday, September 10, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT, with a virtual conversation among activist scholars on police violence and racial justice in the 21st century.
Teacher Heather Stradley provides nine-year-old Sade Dennis with some of the learning materials for the upcoming semester during an orientation on Tuesday at Mountain View Elementary School in Claremont. Wednesday was the first day of instruction across Claremont Unified School District albeit not in a conventional way with classes being held online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Teacher Heather Stradley provides nine-year-old Sade Dennis with some of the learning materials for the upcoming semester during an orientation on Tuesday at Mountain View Elementary School in Claremont. Today is the first day of instruction across Claremont Unified School District albeit not in a conventional way with classes being held online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Unified School District’s budgets have for many years been reliable: $80 million, give or take a couple million dollars. Some years it runs a deficit, others a surplus. It’s been a steady gig, and its some 750 employees have taken solace from that consistency.
Last March though, all that tranquility was turned on its head when the COVID pandemic shut down campuses. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Unified School District’s budgets have for many years been reliable: $80 million, give or take a couple million dollars. Some years it runs a deficit, others a surplus. Last March though, all that tranquility was turned on its head when the COVID pandemic shut down campuses. Literally overnight, teachers and students scrambled to convert to online instruction. Some kids flourished under the new normal, others floundered.
On November 3, three candidates—Kathy Archer, Bob Fass and Chris Naticchia—will compete for two open seats on the Claremont School Board. The elected candidates will serve four-year terms. Kathy Archer is a history teacher at Charter Oak High School in Covina, though she has lived in the Claremont community for over 20 years and has a daughter at Claremont High School.
Claremont Unified School District employees with the Best Learning After School Time program hold a protest on Thursday outside the Richard Kirkendall Education Center in Claremont. The CUSD Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday evening on a recommendation to lay off the BLAST employees because the district can not offer the program for the fall semester. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The overwhelming majority of Claremont Unified School District families chose to enroll their students in the blended learning program for the upcoming school year.
Out of a projected enrollment of around 6,800 students, just 637 chose online instruction only with no on-campus component. The balance opted for blended learning program with daily synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and a return to campus as soon as the district deems it is safe to do so.