The topic of Claremont Unified School District's interdistrict transfer (IDT) students continues to be one of the biggest issues among members of the Claremont community. School board candidates Joe Farrell, Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray fielded 14 questions during the Active Claremont sponsored candidates' forum on Thursday with 4 of the questions focusing on IDTs.
The Claremont Unified
School District is ready
to reach out to the community
with its current draft of
the district’s vision, mission,
goals and core values.
The CUSD board met with district officials
in a special board workshop on
Tuesday night to discuss the results of
district employees’ input and decide on
the next step to eventually approve finalized
versions of the foundational district
After 10 months at her post, Claremont
Graduate University President
Deborah Freund was formally
installed at a ceremony that filled the
Bridges Hall of Music on Thursday morning.
The first female president in CGU history recalled
past accomplishments by the university's students during
her 20-minute speech, and discussed how the
school will help address the problems of the 21st century. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
School District board
member Hilary LaConte wants to play a significant
role in Claremont public education’s
present and future.
The incumbent for this year’s board
member election spoke on her love for
CUSD while also touching on topics
such as hiring a new superintendent, the
vision and mission of the district and providing
a quality education to all of the
The Claremont Unified School District will not be entering Program Improvement (PI).
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Bonnie Bell confirmed the district's status during her K-8 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) report at Thursday's school board meeting. A future report on the 9th through 12th grade results is scheduled for the October 6th meeting.
Claremont Unified School District Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston revealed results from an interdistrict transfer (IDT) student report created by independent contractor Blattner and Associates at Thursday’s school board meeting. The report used several scenarios to show the possible negative effects of losing interdistrict transfers before advising CUSD to not move forward with eliminating its transfer students.
CHS social science teacher Mike Callahan listens to Board of Education candidate Sam Mowbray speak during a special meeting of the Claremont Faculty Association at the Alexander Hughes Center. All 3 candidates, Mr. Mowbray, Hilary LaConte and Joe Farrell, each gave a 5-minute speech to state their case so the CFA could gain insight on who to endorse. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After a 6-year hiatus from the
same board he served on from
1993-2005, Claremont resident
Sam Mowbray officially kicked
off his campaign on Sunday at the
During his 20-minute speech, the candidate
spoke about the budget crisis, the district’s reputation,
the hiring of the next superintendent and interdistrict
transfers. In addressing the budget crisis,
Mr. Mowbray identified salaries as an important
consideration for discussion.
Claremont Unified School District board member Hilary LaConte, center, Claremont resident Joe Farrell, left, and former board member Sam Mowbray, right, are the 3 candidates who are vying for the 2 open seats on the CUSD school board this fall. The road to November 8th is officially starting this month with all 3 candidates hosting their campaign kick-off parties and participating in their first candidate forums. The candidates will also use the next 2 months to garner support before Election Day. As the candidates begin their campaigns, the COURIER interviewed each of the candidates to get their thoughts on some of the major issues affecting CUSD.
The grand opening of the
new Claremont Lincoln
University is just the beginning
of what Claremont
School of Theology and partner
organizations hope will be an
ongoing effort to positively impact
With the theme, â??Reclaiming the Wisdom
That Weâ??ve Lost in Translation,â?
Claremont Lincoln University held its
2011 Fall Convocation inside the Selley
G. Mudd Theater on Tuesday with several
guest speakers from different religious
backgrounds calling for unity
between religious leaders to help address
local, national and global problems.
Sumner Elementary School will not
be going into Program Improvement
for the 2011-12 school year.
After being on the Program Improvement watch
list during the 2010-11 year, Sumner increased by 23
points (836 to 859) in its Academic Performance
Index (API) score and met the Academic Yearly
Progress targets in both English and math for all 4 of
its significant subgroups.
School District is one of
many districts in the
United States benefiting from
categorical funding. Yet the state
and federal funds are made up of
many layers that support countless
With more than 20 funding areas representing
over 50 programs, categorical funding
is intended for specific purposes to help
meet the needs of districts across the country. Cameraman Brandon Ziska and soundman Roman Gonzales practice their video making
skills with Nick Guido, left, at Claremont High School class. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Fourteen new educators will help to make an impact
at 7 different Claremont Unified School District
campuses this year.
Claremont High School welcomed 7 new instructors
in areas of foreign language, mathematics, physics and
special education. Oakmont Outdoor School has added 2
new teachers and a school psychologist while El Roble
Intermediate School, San Antonio High School Sumner-
Danbury Elementary, Sycamore Elementary and Vista
del Valle Elementary each added one certified employee.