Claremont Unified School District
Assistant Superintendent of Student
Services Mike Bateman and
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Kevin Ward were both promoted
at Thursday’s board meeting.
Mr. Bateman was formerly the “executive director”
of students services and Mr. Ward was formerly the
“director” of human resources prior to receiving their
new titles after a unanimous vote by the CUSD board
Forget the typical school fundraisers
and bake sale brownies. Claremont
High School has joined the food
More than 1200 people crowded the school Saturday
afternoon to take part in Claremont High School's first
ever gourmet food truck fundraiser.
Thirteen gourmet food trucks wheeled their way onto
campus drawing crowds to raise funds for the CHS music
program. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Honnold-Mudd Library
of the Claremont
Colleges is honoring
the 400th anniversary of the
King James Bible with a
Entitled, Manifold Greatness: The King
James Bible According to Claremont, the
exhibit kicked off on Thursday inside the
Honnold-Mudd Library with a short lecture
by Claremont Graduate University
School of Arts and Humanities professor
Lori Anne Ferrell and tours of more than
60 items related to the King James Bible
and its effect on both American and Claremont
history. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After several months mapping out
Claremont Unified School District’s
vision, core values, and
goals, a decision has been made. The final
draft of the district’s strategic plan was
unanimously approved at Thursday night’s
The strategic plan will “provide the essential framework
needed to create a road map for the next 3 years,”
according to CUSD Interim District Superintendent Dr.
Sylvia Nasar began her
career with a degree in
literature and little
knowledge of economics.
Today, the New York-based
author has made millions combining
the 2 disciplines.
Ms. Nasar has been honored as a recipient
of the National Book Critics Circle
Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, both
for her biography A Beautiful Mind,
which also garnered Oscar gold with a
movie rendition by director Ron Howard.
With a reserve that totals
more than its
budget, the Baldy View Regional
(ROP) has been questioned by
Claremont Unified School
District Interim Superintendent
Ms. Johnston believes Baldy View
ROP could provide more funding to
CUSD and the other districts the organization
serves. Baldy View ROP’s budget is $7
to $8 million with the reserves going into
this fiscal year totaling approximately $9
Danbury, Oakmont, Sumner and
Vista del Valle Elementary
Schools all reported gains on their
Academic Performance Index (API)
scores for the 2010-2011 school year. Yet
each of the school principals also prioritized
key areas they will address during
the current school year.
Danbury rose from an 866
School District Assistant
Business Services Lisa Shoemaker
presented a report at
Thursday’s board meeting to request
the board approve a resolution
to refinance its current
The board approved the resolution
with a 5-0 vote, as the district will now
wait for the best time to refinance current
annual payments of approximately
$930,000 down to $560,000.
Pitzer College, Pomona
College and Scripps
College are helping to
prove that Claremont is the
land of Fulbright Fellowship
opportunities, according to the
latest rankings by The Chronicle
of Higher Education.
Pitzer was selected for the 2nd
straight year by the publication as the
top producer of Fulbright students
among liberal arts colleges in the
United States within the "bachelor's institution" category.
Mayor Sam Pedroza and former mayor Linda Elderkin
will be honored guests at Claremont Community
School of Music’s second annual Claremont
Mayor’s Recital. The recital will also honor financial
supporters of the newly refurbished Andre Watts
Recital Hall at the Claremont Community School of
Music and will take place on November 5th from 2:30
to 4:30 p.m. at the recital hall.
Claremont High School, El Roble Intermediate School and San Antonio High School and Community Day School were the latest CUSD schools to present their single plans for student achievement at their board meeting.
University of La Verne President
Devorah Lieberman has lauded
the university’s past on many occasions.
Yet the Claremont resident is
committed to guiding La Verne into a
Ms. Lieberman has served as the school’s 18th
president—and first female president in the university’s
120-year history—since July 1 and is enthusiastic
about where La Verne currently is now and
where it can be in the future.
Claremont Unified School District
school board candidates Joe Farrell,
Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray,
along with Citrus College Area 2 board candidates
Sue Keith and Tracy Rickman
spoke on countless topics at Tuesday’s candidates’
Put on by the Claremont League of Women Voters, the
event featured a 30-minute forum for Ms. Keith and Mr.
Rickman and a one-hour forum for the CUSD candidates.
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