School board member Steven Llanusa is pointing fingers at Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston for what he sees as a violation of the Brown Act purportedly committed in May of this year. The discussion continued about board protocol and the use of lawyers for school board business. Other board members had a far different take on what happened. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thanks to the Claremont Educational
Foundation, all of Mountain
View Elementary School’s teachers
will soon have a document camera in
Combining school funds with a portion of the
$211,500 check CEF donated to the Claremont Unified
School District nearly 2 months ago, the elementary
school has started purchasing document
cameras with the plan for each classroom to have one
in the near future.
Twenty-two educators from
throughout the world are getting a
taste of American education and
culture over the next month in Claremont.
Claremont Graduate University’s Teaching Excellence
and Achievement (TEA) program has implemented
a 6-week program to provide professional
development for the teachers, allow them to work
with teachers and students from Claremont High
School and El Roble Intermediate School and take
part in cultural and social activities.
Low turnout is theme for this election
cycle as forums, town hall meetings
and coffees struggle to get voters attention.
The Claremont Unified School District
reached out to the community for its
feedback on the district’s vision, mission,
core values and goals on Tuesday night.
The informal occasion, which was attended by less than
30 people, was designed to allow board members and district
officials to converse with community members about
what will become the district’s new vision, mission, core
values and goals.
Claremont High School reported solid overall
numbers for academic performance in the 2010-
11 school year. But the school will need to put a
greater emphasis on math this year to meet all of its Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) targets. CHS returned to the 800s in its Academic Performance
Index (API) score with an 826 after a 799 score in
2010. Over the past 4 years the school has increased 23
points from an 803 score in 2008.
The Rotary Club of Claremont is the latest Claremont community organization to lend a hand to the Claremont High School Theatre renovation project. The organization presented a $10,000 check to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education at Thursday night's board meeting to help the district edge a bit closer to its $1.5 million goal. The proceeds came from the organization's Running of the Balls event during the summer.
Citrus College received a College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) grant to encourage under-represented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in 2008. The campus'?? STEM Center was opened one year later. Last Thursday, Citrus College held a press conference to announce that it had been awarded a $4,285,000 Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant by the United States Department of Education.
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