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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 [...]

On a 3-1-1 Vote, Jaffe is Now a Candidate for School Superintendent

On a 3-1-1 Vote, Jaffe is Now a Candidate for School Superintendent

When Darryl Hanks came to the podium to address the school board on the matter of changing the contract for the Interim Superintendent Patti Jaffe to qualify as a candidate, he was pleasant, but blunt. “I’m one of the people who just don’t understand why this is even an issue.” Hanks went on to comment on how sure he was that she was the ideal candidate for the position, and spoke about [...]

School Board Holds Special Meeting for Supervisor Search

School Board Holds Special Meeting for Supervisor Search

The Culver City School Board held a special meeting on August 31 with the Cosca Group, a superintendent search firm, to begin the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. Board President Steve Gourley characterized the meeting as "amicable" and expressed his enthusiasm for both the performance of the interim superintendent, Patti Jaffe,  and the board's ability to move the search [...]

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

In a brief and happy school board meeting, former Assistant Superintendent Patti Jaffe was voted in as the new Interim Superintendent of the Culver City Schools. Only two people spoke from the podium, Dr. Luther Henderson, who objected a a phrase in the contract, and David Mielke, who offered praise from the teacher's union in regard to the appointment. Dr. Henderson asked the board to [...]

Be There Early to Stand Up 4 Schools

Be There Early to Stand Up 4 Schools

Thursday, March 4 is the day that schools all over the state of California will be protesting the budget cuts from Sacramento. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. at every school on the Culver City School District,  educators, parents and community members  will participate in a protest, joining hands around the various school sites as part of a statewide day of action. The event has been called by the [...]

School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

The Culver City School Board met on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., and the room at Linwood E. Howe was filled with anxious faces. The planned cuts had been announced on the previous Friday evening, and those whose heads seemed to be on the chopping block were there to try and make a case for the importance of their positions. Along with the district employees were union representatives, friends and [...]