Planning for the Claremont school
district’s financial future while not
knowing what funding may come
from the state, Claremont’s board of education
approved its second interim report
Thursday night certifying that it is financially
A second step in the process was the adoption of a
resolution authorizing the school district to issue
TRANs (Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes) for the
2012-2013 school year, enabling the district to borrow
up to $10 million.
Make them respond to you,"
advised State Senator Carol
Liu (D-Glendale), as one of 5
members of the California
Legislature taking part Saturday
at El Roble Intermediate
School in a program called
What (About Our) Future?,
presented by Region 23 of the
California School Board Association.
Senator Liu was advising Californians
to make their views clear to all
members of state government at all levels.
President Lori Bettison-Varga recently
announced a $2 million gift
to Scripps College. Trustee emeritus
Frank R. Miller, Jr. dedicated $2 million
to the college, prior to his death in
January, to honor his late wife, Katharine
Howard Miller, Scripps alumna, class of
Golden State Water Company will begin repair to the Claraboya Reservoir
this Monday, March 12, part of a $3.1 million plan to improve the water company’s
infrastructure within the city of Claremont.
The Claraboya maintenance project, which Golden State Water projects at
an estimated $286,500, will improve the reservoir’s current structure and recoat
the steel tank both internally and externally.
Community colleges throughout California
braced for state trigger cuts in January.
But additional cuts in February have
caught the junior colleges by surprise.
With $313 million in cuts for community
colleges budgeted for 2011-12 and
another $102 million in trigger cuts in January,
California'??s community colleges
took another $149 million hit in February.
Citrus College had already received $3.2
million less according to the enacted
2011-12 budget and took on a $735,000
trigger cut in January. The February reduction
of nearly an additional $1.5 million
boosts the total amount for Citrus to
School teacher Ann
O’Connor put her $250
Best B.E.T. (Business and
Education Together) grant to
use on Wednesday to give
second and third graders an
authentic California Native
Making seashell necklaces, learning
about Native American hip-hop, helping
to design a wickiup (dwelling
place), creating clay pots and grinding
corn were a sampling of activities
available for students in the school
courtyard throughout the morning.
Food choices included buffalo sausage
The Claremont Unified School District Board of
Education gave its approval to the superintendent
recruitment prospectus created by consulting
search firm Dave Long & Associates at Thursday’s board
The recruitment prospectus contains input from the
board, as well as employee and community stakeholders regarding
the characteristics and qualities
desired in the new CUSD superintendent.
Dave Long & Associates representatives
Bill Diedrich and Pat Novotney met with
approximately 100 people through community forums and
private meetings last week.
Technology is not only
drastically changing the
way our world gets its
news, it may be helping fuel our
country’s political divide, CBS
news correspondent Lesley
Stahl said Thursday night during
a speech at Garrison Theater.
The award-winning journalist came to
Claremont from her home state of New
York as a guest of the Claremont Graduate
University’s transdisciplinary program.
She arrived to speak to an audience mostly
composed of town dignitaries, university
trustees and a few college students about
the role of technology and how it has
shaped current events and today’s culture. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
More than $366,000 in annual youth programs run
through the city of Claremont and the Claremont
Unified School District have helped over 51,000
of the city’s youth foster their educational, mental, physical
and social well-being, every year according to staff reports.
Training students to be
independent and able to
adapt to ever-changing
challenges in the world is at
the heart of Danbury School
education. One such way is
through conductive education.
Developed from the work of Austrian-
Hungarian physician Andras Petu,
conductive education seeks to allow
both children and adults the chance to
take control of their lives by understanding
how to learn, learning to find
ways to achieve personally formulated
goals, experiencing greater independence
and exercising choice. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The annual update to the Claremont
Unified School District’s Local
Educational Agency (LEA) Plan
for February 2012 through February 2013
received approval by a 4-1 vote by the
CUSD Board of Education at last Thursday’s
CUSD will go forward with addressing 4 goals
identified by the California Department of Education
that includes English-Language Arts (ELA) and
Mathematics, English learners, highly qualified
teachers and high school graduates.
The Claremont Unified School District
Board of Education held a
brief discussion Thursday on how
the proceeds for the upcoming sale of the
district's property at 2080 N. Mountain
Avenue may be spent to address 3 top district
The Claremont High School Theatre Renovation
Project, CUSD's Technology Status Update and the
facility, health and safety needs of the district were
noted as the areas of focus the district will look to address
at the completion of the sale.
Claremont McKenna College students
do not have to wait until
after college to become professional
Founded in 2005 by CMC students, Mike Peel
and Danny Hayman, SOURCE is a student-run organization
where CMC students work as consultants
to local nonprofit organizations such as the
Claremont After School Program (CLASP), Uncommon
Good, Crossroads and the Claremont Museum
The Claremont Unified School District Board
of Education will discuss options on how use capital
proceeds received through the sale of the district’s
2080 N. Mountain Avenue property during
this Thursday’s board meeting at 6:15 p.m.