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CCUSD Teacher Turnaround- Layoffs Rescinded

CCUSD Teacher Turnaround- Layoffs Rescinded

At the June 28 meeting of the CCUSD School Board, almost all the teacher and classified layoff notices were rescinded, bringing back the majority of the teachers and staff that had been "pink-slipped" on March 15 of this year.  The original 19.2 lay-off notices were rolled back to reinstate 18.6 teachers for the 2011-2012 school year. Now, the dilemma of how to lay off only .6 teacher- We must [...]

School Board President to Seek Re-Election

School Board President to Seek Re-Election

In revealing one of the year's worst kept secrets, Scott Zeidman announced today that he will be seeking reelection of his seat on the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education. Zeidman, the current Board President, indicated that he feels that his job is far from over. "CCUSD is a great district. We’ve made substantial progress in the past 3+ years. But, while we’ve made [...]

CCUSD Budget Link – News, Views and Reviews

CCUSD Budget Link – News, Views and Reviews

The Culver City Unified School District has unveiled a new centralized information center on its website called "News, Views and Reviews: Budget Update." The purpose of this site is to provide accurate information on the State Budget and its impact on District operations. We will offer links to key sites and resources. Additionally, we will regularly post a Q and A update, which will allow us to [...]

Two Dee-Lightful Shows At the Vets

Two Dee-Lightful Shows At the Vets

Looking for some delightful theater to enjoy with the whole family ? Two show from Dee-Lightful productions are coming up this week, so head on over to Vets and enjoy the young actors of Culver City in Bugsy Malone and Dear Edwina. Bugsy Malone, Jr., is a wacky spoof 1920's gangster life in New York City, where rival gangs use silly string to fight their battles! With a score by the composer [...]

Day of Protest Planned Against State Budget Cuts- May 13

Day of Protest Planned Against State Budget Cuts- May 13

PTAs throughout the district will be organizing demonstrations in front of each CCUSD school on the morning of Friday, May 13 to oppose the proposed budget cuts coming out of the state Legislature in Sacramento. CCUSD opposes a cuts-only state budget and supports a balanced budget with a combination of cuts and revenue extensions. Our schools and students are in a state of emergency until [...]

CCUSD Preschoolers Celebrate Earth Month

CCUSD Preschoolers Celebrate Earth Month

In Celebration of Earth Month, several of the Office of Child Development's preschool classes have been actively engaging students to think about the planet they live on . Children are being taught and many of their lessons are centered around the theme "Think Earth."  Happily, it seems that everyone is getting into the act. One classroom has embarked upon a recycling project. Together, with [...]

Going to School? Here’s What You Need…

Going to School? Here’s What You Need…

CCUSD Pre-Enrollment Information Pre-enrollment for new students entering Grades K - 12 (Culver City Residents and students with Interdistrict Transfer Permits, approved by the CCUSD Permit Office) will be, by appointment at all CCUSD schools between now and June 30, 2011. Summer enrollment will take place at the District Office, by appointment, between July 25 and August 26, 2011. Enrollment [...]

Teamwork Makes CC Students Math Champions – Elizabeth Coombs

Teamwork Makes CC Students Math Champions – Elizabeth Coombs

Why would fourth- and fifth-graders get together during recess or after school to work math problems? Why would they give up soccer matches, baseball games, play rehearsals, or just some downtime on a Saturday morning to try to solve a bunch of word problems faster than kids the next city over? Well, says fifth-grade “mathlete” Emily Wulf of Linwood E. Howe Elementary, when you do math as [...]

Healthy Schools and Julie Garcia Collecting Recipes

Healthy Schools and Julie Garcia Collecting Recipes

Representatives from Healthy Schools Culver City, the Culver City Education Foundation and Growing Great met with Julie Garcia, CCUSD Food Service Director last week as a follow-up to the tours offered of the individual school sites and of the central kitchen. These tours and last week's meeting are part of an ongoing effort to enhance communication and education around school food service [...]

Sofia Spells! CCMS Student Will Represent CCUSD at State GeoBee

Sofia Spells! CCMS Student Will Represent CCUSD at State GeoBee

Seventh grader, Sofia Frohna, recently won the Culver City Middle School Geographic Bee and moves one step closer to $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answer oral questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee. The Bee is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and ING America, one of the world’s largest integrated [...]

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