Students Chloe Stines, Leslie Garcia, Lindsay Brown, and Sydney Isom show off fossils from the Santa Paula Oil Museum. Seneca Resources sponsored a fieldtrip to the San Paula Oil Museum and provided lunch to all 4th and 5th grade students. Thank you Seneca Resources for supporting our school!
Students Chloe Stines, Leslie Garcia, Lindsay Brown, and Sydney Isom show off fossils from the Santa Paula Oil Museum. Seneca Resources sponsored a fieldtrip to the San Paula Oil Museum and provided lunch to all 4th and 5th grade students. Thank you Seneca Resources for supporting our school!
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Mountain Vista students, Noe Magana, Jayden Brandt, Angela Perez, and Alix Tirado show off their art projects. The Mountain Vista Art program is fully funded through a donation from Owens and Minor.
Mountain Vista students, Noe Magana, Jayden Brandt, Angela Perez, and Alix Tirado show off their art projects. The Mountain Vista Art program is fully funded through a donation from Owens and Minor.
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On Wednesday, February 23, Mountain Vista Elementary held a parent involvement night. The principal provided an overview of the instructional day and gave parents suggestions on how to support their children at home and ways to get involved at Mountain Vista School. At the end of the night, the Mrs. Schieferle raffled off two Los Angeles Laker tickets. The lucky parent was Maria Martinez. Mrs. Martinez will be headed to the Staple Center on April 12th to see the Lakers play against the San Antonio Spurs!
On Wednesday, February 23, Mountain Vista Elementary held a parent involvement night. The principal provided an overview of the instructional day and gave parents suggestions on how to support their children at home and ways to get involved at Mountain Vista School. At the end of the night, the Mrs. Schieferle raffled off two Los Angeles Laker tickets. The lucky parent was Maria Martinez. Mrs. Martinez will be headed to the Staple Center on April 12th to see the Lakers play against the San Antonio Spurs!
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"We are at a point where the Superintendent needs to start thinking about a different way of operating the District"---Asst. Superintendent Mike Bush

I was unable to attend this study session but luckily the Gazette was able to send the big camera to record it.
(minus a few minutes at the beginning) : Please post any comments or questions.
And remember that the second Budget Study Session is set for Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30,

I"m still waiting for the new Board members to request a review and evaluation of District Administrative compensation packages. Here are some items in the video that I think are highlights:

In this video we hear Assistant Superintendent Mike Bush state for the worst case Budget scenario it would mean "hardly any cabinet, hardly any District Office staff, hardly any site administration, very high class [size], probably every third or fourth night clean, once every two weeks cutting grass, it's radical." Later in his presentation he states that the District needs to evaluate it's Administrator to Student ratio at the High School, which is now (due to declining enrollment, many at 11th & 12th grade) at 325 students per administrator. "That is at Piru levels" he states. The middle school is at about 800 students per admin. "It's something we need to look at" he suggests.

After Bush completes his presentation, Board Member Tony Prado asks "What are the other Districts doing to raid other Districts?" Here Prado is referring to those families who choose to leave FUSD for other Districts. Some we know leave because their children require special services that they struggle to get in Fillmore but are welcomed in Moorpark or other districts with space. Some families are concerned with the low academic performance of FUSD schools and exercise their legal right to leave the District to attend a better school. Bush correctly responded "The main thing to attract people from other Districts is to have a quality program." He hit the nail on the head with that one. Can you imagine? Students leaving a district to go to a better program? It's pretty hard to imagine that. I do apologize for my sarcasm there. But this is what many parents have been saying for several years. It is likely to take more than a brand new track to lure students to Fillmore, or convince them to stay. It may actually take a budget crisis for FUSD to realize the importance of having a quality program to attract students. A big issue with District run schools across the country is that they have always had an automatic stream of students. The quality of their program didn't matter. Student would come to their schools because they were the only option. Now parents are waking up. They have school choice. District of choice. They can take their child out of district, or out of their service area to other public schools that are better for their child. It seems that there may be a silver lining to this budget crisis, that Districts, including FUSD will get improve their programs and will work harder to provide the quality education that is a legal (and I think human) right of every child. I wish I would have been there because I would have applauded Bush's statement.

Some other items of interest:
The recommendation is to "overnotice" and then in May will have a better idea about what is going to happen.
Bush recommends that the Board approve a budget planning on a $340 per ADA reduction, with enough reduction in staff to be able to handle the $640 per ADA reduction that is a possibility.
One furlough day saves the District $118,000 which is roughly the same as increasing class size at the high school and reducing teaching staff by two teachers. Currently the high school is overstaffed by two teachers, by reducing teaching staff by two, it would increase class size by two students.

I wonder about the resources that are going elsewhere, for example, according to District reports provided during school Board meetings, the District paid $22,162.23 in legal fees just for the month of January 2011. How do those attorney's serve the students in the District? How are those legal services vital to a quality education? What kind of environment is being created that requires a district to pay such high legal fees? Just asking.

 


 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
5:30 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION 6:30 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING 627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

5:30 p.m.
A. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
B. ROLL CALL
C. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
D. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting. DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION School District Pupils (Education Code 35146)
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-07
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-08 Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Jeff Sweeney, Mike Bush, Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration. Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957)
o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]
6:30 p.m.
E. RECONVENE TO OPEN CONTINUED »

 

Class of 1952’s 65th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/10/class-of-1952-65th-...

Class of 1957’s 60th Class Reunion. Elkins Ranch, Friday, June 9th from 5 to 10pm. For further information call Mike and Judy Hope at 805-524-0363. If no answer, please leave a detailed message with your questions. The next day, June 10th, the class of '57 is invited to the 104th Alumni Dinner. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1957-60th-...

Class of 1962’s 55th Class Reunion. Class of ’62 reunion questions can be answered by calling Maria “Diaz” Kilgore at 805-647-6274. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1962-55th-...

Class of 1967’s 50th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1967-50th-...

Class of 1972’s 45th Class Reunion. All inquires for the class of ‘72’s reunion can be answered by calling or emailing Kim Ramsey Murphy at 832-437-5013 murphy75@sbcglobal.net) or Patsy Tripp Murphy 805-524-5958 fillmoreflashesgirl72@gmail.com For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1972-45th-...

Class of 1977’s 40th Class Reunion. Contact person for the 40th reunion is “Mr. Make It Happen” RayMel Lloyd 805-816-3324 raymel_jodie@msn.com For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1977-40th-...

Class of 1982’s 35th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1982-35th-...

Class of 1987’s 30th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1987-30th-...

Class of 1992’s 25th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1992-25th-...

Class of 1997’s 20th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1997-20th-...


 
CNN "Why America's Teachers are enraged"

Here is a short post regarding the events in Wisconsin and America's teachers. This posting received over 40,000 comments on facebook. What a hot topic. What do you think?
She mentions the movie "Waiting for Superman" and that it makes claims that bad teachers are responsible for low test scores, I do not agree that the movie made that claim, but it is true that teachers and their unions seem to be under attack recently. Why do you think that is?

Here is a link to the posting on CNN's page: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-02-20/opinion/ravitch.teachers.blamed_1_bad...

And here is a link to that posts Author Diane Ravitch being interviewed on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134134735/Op-Ed-Rage-Simmering-Among-Ameri...

And one more link to an older story with Ravitch, who was an advocate now turned critic of No Child Left Behind: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124209100

 


 
(l-r) President Richard R. Rush, Hank Lacayo, Tim McCallion, President of the West Region for Verizon and Jesus Torres, Director of Strategic Programs for Verizon.
(l-r) President Richard R. Rush, Hank Lacayo, Tim McCallion, President of the West Region for Verizon and Jesus Torres, Director of Strategic Programs for Verizon.
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Camarillo, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) President Richard R. Rush today announced a $100,000 grant from Verizon to the Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI).

Verizon’s contribution will fund HLI programs that will enable CI students to directly contribute to the growth of small businesses throughout the region through consulting assignments – applying, in a real-world setting, the business and technology skills learned through their entrepreneurial studies coursework. Students will assist small-business owners by analyzing their business plans, management, and technology needs.

The grant will also provide scholarship assistance to underserved students pursuing business and social science degrees.

“We are pleased to have an opportunity to collaborate with Verizon in developing these types of vital partnerships that will benefit both our local business community and CI students through scholarships, said President Rush. “Verizon’s support of the HLI will enable faculty and students to research and provide valuable information to local small businesses.”

Additionally, the grant will help to establish the Verizon Telecommunications & Conservation Lab (TCL), which will serve as a green operations model to aid small businesses in implementing eco-friendly practices. It will advance Verizon’s commitments to environmental sustainability through energy conservation, hardware recycling, and emphasis of new technologies aimed at more efficient and environmentally sound practices.

“Verizon’s intent is to challenge students to find new ways to foster economic growth and instill a sense of environmental stewardship throughout the region,” said Tim McCallion, president of the West Region for Verizon. “We consider this grant from Verizon to be an investment in our community’s economic vitality and the development of its future leaders.”

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 94.1 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 194,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

 


 

According to a story printed over the weekend, the non profit organization CalAware conducted an audit of Districts across the state. Many did poorly. FUSD received an "F", and it was noted that FUSD in fact did not respond at all to requests for information. School Districts are in fact required by law to respond to requests for public information. Here is a link to the article in the Ventura County Star: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/feb/24/school-district-public-access-rat...

What has been your experience in requesting information from FUSD?

 
Dominique Carrillo (Far Right) was the top Jog-A-Thon money earner for San Cayetano collecting $109. Her prize was lunch at the golf course with friends Jayla Martinez (Far Left) and Natalie Cobian (Center) with Jan Marholin, Principal. It was a nice day with no rain and the girls enjoyed their time out to lunch.
Dominique Carrillo (Far Right) was the top Jog-A-Thon money earner for San Cayetano collecting $109. Her prize was lunch at the golf course with friends Jayla Martinez (Far Left) and Natalie Cobian (Center) with Jan Marholin, Principal. It was a nice day with no rain and the girls enjoyed their time out to lunch.
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Mrs. Resor’s band students at practice at San Cayetano.
Mrs. Resor’s band students at practice at San Cayetano.
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Art teacher and acclaimed local artist Virginia Neuman share some laughs with Mrs. Chambers first grade students in art class at San Cayetano.
Art teacher and acclaimed local artist Virginia Neuman share some laughs with Mrs. Chambers first grade students in art class at San Cayetano.
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Bethany College has named 179 students to its fall 2010 Academic Dean’s Honor Roll. To be recognized, a student must be full-time with a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4-point scale for the fall semester.

Honored students, their class standings for the fall 2010 semester, and their hometowns are as follows:

Fillmore, Calif.: Jacob Arroyo, junior.

 
Ava Kaufman
Ava Kaufman

Heart transplant recipient Ava Kaufman, of Fillmore, is shown speaking to students at Fillmore High School, two weeks ago. Kaufman underwent the life-saving surgery in February 2009 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Kaufman encouraged the young audience to think about the virtues of organ donation.

 

CSEA’s Board of Directors Passes Resolution to Denounce Gov. Walker’s actions The California School Employees Association stands firmly in support of the peaceful assembly of firefighters, teachers, school employees, nurses, students--union and non-union alike--who are fighting the union-busting antics of Governor Scott Walker and his anti-worker cronies.

Governor Walker has proposed elimination of meaningful collective bargaining rights for public employees. The Governor’s so-called “Budget Repair Bill” would limit collective bargaining for most state and local public workers, allowing them to negotiate over wages only. Nearly 200,000 union members – including home healthcare workers and University of Wisconsin faculty and academic staff who only recently won those rights – would be affected.

“Governor Walker is an extremist who is targeting the very people who educate children, provide a safe environment for children and keep communities safe”, said CSEA President Allan D. Clark. “We must speak out as labor and as Americans.”

Wisconsin has become the CONTINUED »

 
Hybrid homeschool program

Hello,

If you or your friends are interested in our hybrid homeschool program, please attend one of our information days:

VENTURA Charter School Homeschool Information Afternoon
Tuesday, March 15
4:00-5:30 pm
The Gooden Center at St. Paul's
3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura

BRIDGES Charter School Homeschool Information Evening
Wednesday, March 23
7:00-8:30 pm
BRIDGES Charter School
1139 Windsor Drive, Thousand Oaks

You will be able to learn all about this exciting new program that has been so popular. The program offers the best of both worlds: The opportunity for you to homeschool your student and still be a part of our nurturing school community.

We offer two choice days, during which your student can attend as many, or few, of our enrichment classes, as he/she chooses. This semester, we have such exciting classes as Drama, Spanish, LEGO Robotics, Language Arts, Cooking, Ceramics, SMArt (science/math/art) and more.

We have credentialed, highly-qualified teachers who support our families and offer many choices of curriculum. We are publicly funded, non-profit and tuition-free.

Come learn more about our program and talk to our teachers and some of our currently enrolled families. For more information please email Claudia at bridges.ventura.charter@gmail.com or call her at (805) 300-3157.

 
Help for educators seeking professional development

Independent Travel Study class provides a personalized academic program based on actual or virtual trip
A free seminar called Independent Travel Study for Educators at CLU (California Lutheran University) on five Thursdays from March 1,to March 31 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. The seminar addresses how educators can obtain professional development or salary advancement units through independent travel study by taking actual or virtual trips using the computer.

Discussions include Education Code 44579 requirements and tax deductions under the current law H.R. 3838. Presented by Dr. Lynnette Shifman, a teacher with over 40 years in the field of education.

Those not able to attend the seminar can obtain seminar information by emailing Dr. Lynnette Shifman: teacher_continue_ed@yahoo.com.

For additional information, contact the CLU web site: http://www.callutheran.edu/education/programs/cpe or email: teacher_continue_ed@yahoo.com ( Free seminar and information provided)

 
Jack O’Connell and CI President Richard Rush
Jack O’Connell and CI President Richard Rush

Camarillo, CA. - Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) from CSU Channel Islands (CI) during their Commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m.

“We are extremely pleased to present Jack with an honorary doctorate degree during our upcoming Commencement ceremony,” stated President Richard R. Rush. “We would not be here today, providing a top-notch education to thousands of students throughout our region and state, were it not for Jack’s authoring the legislation that helped establish this university.”

O’Connell played an important role in the creation of CSU Channel Islands and in supporting its growth and development. In 1997, O’Connell authored SB 623, which approved the transfer of the former Camarillo State Hospital to the California State University system. In 1998, O’Connell’s second senate bill, SB 1923, was approved by Governor Pete Wilson to facilitate the financing and support of the transition for the 23rd and newest campus of the California State University system. O’Connell’s subsequent support of the University during the following budget process enabled CI to begin building the academic infrastructure that led to the University’s opening in 2002.

Jack O’Connell said, “I am deeply flattered to be recognized with this honorary degree from CSU Channel Islands. As a product of the California State University system, I feel like I have come full circle in my educational and service career – working for the great state of California and Ventura County. By providing a foundation for students seeking a public, higher education, it will enable them to successfully contribute to our state.

"CSU Channel Islands is so fortunate to have the visionary leadership of Dr. Rush and his remarkable team who have worked hard to make CI the institution it is today."

In 2003, a variety of materials from O’Connell’s tenure in the State Senate and Assembly legislative period were donated to CSU Channel Islands’ John Spoor Broome Library to initiate an archival collection. Most recently, he supplied documents related to his recent position as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Some of his collection is partially opened to the public now with complete processing of the documentation expected by 2014.

O’Connell was born in Glen Cove, New York. In 1958, he moved with his family to Southern California, where he attended public schools. O’Connell grew up in Oxnard and graduated from Oxnard High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from California State University, Fullerton and earned his secondary teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. O’Connell returned to his high school alma mater to teach government classes.

His political career began with his election to the Santa Barbara County School Board. Starting in 1982, he served six terms in the California Assembly representing the Central Coast-based 35th district and was then elected to two terms in the State Senate, serving the 18th district. He was elected as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2002 and overwhelmingly re-elected in 2006.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research.

 
Concerns, Issues regarding Building/Inspection, Safety, Fire, to be brought before State Politicians

I have been contacted by someone with contacts at the State level who "will be speaking with the Politicians in Sacramento" in the coming weeks and specifically wants to hear from residents, parents, students, staff of FUSD on
any issues regarding Building, Safety, Fire etc within FUSD.

If you have any concerns regarding issues at any site, or with building/inspection etc.
Please write something up, indicate which site and please be specific about the problem or issue.

We need this info by the end of this week.
Please email to schoolmatters@fillmoregazette.com
or post as a comment here. I can only accept comments with names so that I can verify the issue, and contact you if necessary. If you send an email and indicate that you wish to remain anonymous that is fine.

Happy Monday, Kim

 
Paula Phillips, from Right Road Kids, came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help not only the students, but others around them in their community.
Paula Phillips, from Right Road Kids, came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help not only the students, but others around them in their community.
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Paula Phillips, from Right Road Kids, spoke to San Cayetano students about what they should do when faced with a challenge and how teamwork can help them reach their goals.
Paula Phillips, from Right Road Kids, spoke to San Cayetano students about what they should do when faced with a challenge and how teamwork can help them reach their goals.
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On Monday, February 7, 2011, San Cayetano School recognized good citizenship and character at their Peacebuilder Assembly. Paula Phillips, from Right Road Kids, came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help not only the students, but others around them in their community. She spoke to the students about what they should do when faced with a challenge and how teamwork can help them reach their goals. Paula continued the Peacebuilder challenge to the students for them to think of a way individually, or as a class to find a new way to be a Peacebuilder in their lives. Paula told the students she would be excited to hear about and see what they had come up with in May when she comes back to visit San Cayetano for the Peacebuilder Celebration of Service. ASB President, Cali Wyand, assisted Paula in handing out the Peacebuilder Awards. The Peacebuilders for February are: Joseph Cervantes, Alexis Andrade, Rosalyn Diaz, Jose Suarez, Austin Gunter, Leslie Garcia, Dulce Rodriguez, Diego Ruiz, Bryan Sanchez, Jessica Nava, Joe Rivas, Amie Sanchez, Brianna Sanchez, Robert McElroy, Melia Galindo, Priscilla Almanza, Kasey Crawford, Antonio Villalobos, Kiana Valenzuela, and Erika Garza. At the primary grade assembly, Cali then announced to the students that John Paul Pet is sponsoring the San Cayetano Character Counts Award of a $100.00 savings bond. Violet Padilla, from Mrs. Fluke’s class, was chosen by the kindergarten teachers as a model of outstanding behavior and kindness to the other students. She was recognized with a certificate and the savings bond will be ordered and mailed to her. To conclude the assembly, the students were reminded to turn in their Perfect Attendance tickets. Each month all students who come to school, each day, on time, are given an orange raffle ticket. The students place their tickets in a box and one ticket is drawn. The student whose ticket is drawn is given a backpack full of supplies. Each month, the tickets will be put into a larger box that will be kept until the end of the year. In June, Mrs. Marholin, the principal, will draw from the tickets to give away two new bicycles. Julia Pace won the Perfect Attendance Award.

 
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA. - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will present a symposium and week of programs entitled Facing Our Bodies that will run from Feb. 21-25. The series, created by Dennis Downey, Associate Professor of Sociology, is scheduled to bring awareness to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and will feature single speaker and panel programs dealing primarily with maintaining a healthy body image. The symposium and programs are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Feb. 24 from 3-4:45 p.m., in the John Spoor Broome Library, an interdisciplinary panel discussion will be presented focusing on women’s bodies, women’s experiences related to their bodies, and the social dynamics that shape those experiences, “Women and the Body: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.”

The symposium will be followed with a presentation from 5-6 p.m. by Justine J. Reel, a member of the Department of Health Education & Promotion at the University of Utah. Reel will present: "An Organic Approach to Positive Body Image: Empowering the Soul and Rejecting an Eating Disordered Society." Reel is the co-author of Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders, as well as numerous articles and chapters addressing issues related to distorted body image and eating disorders.

For a complete list of programs being offered visit: https://events.csuci.edu/wv3/wv3_servlet/urd/run/wv_event.DayList?evdt=2...

Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

For additional information contact Dennis Downey, Associate Professor of Sociology, at CSU Channel Islands at 805-437-3315 or dennis.downey@csuci.edu.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research.

 

Camarillo, CA. - The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST), which deals with marine and coastal research and education, is introducing the new COAST Geospatial Research, Education and Technology Network, headed by CI’s Christopher Cogan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management together with Corey Garza, Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Policy at CSU Monterey Bay.

The COAST Geospatial network is one of six networks being established to engage faculty and students across the CSU system to facilitate specific areas of coastal management. The Geospatial Network is currently assembling a team of CSU faculty interested in geospatial research and teaching as it pertains to ecosystem-based management of the coastal zone.

The focus of the group will be to study the fragile environment where the ocean and the land meet, to study the various ecosystems that make up that environment, to understand how they are integrated and to find a way to guide management efforts such as coastal and marine spatial planning, and coastal zoning. Designed as a CSU system-wide team, Network activities span the entire California coast from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties in the north to San Diego County in the south. By inviting participants from the 23 CSU campuses who share interest in this area of study, the network will be able to have the widest selection of academic talent, resources and assets.

The team will be interdisciplinary, involving experts from a variety of academic disciplines so not only will the environmental science area be represented but public policy as well. Another aspect of the Network will be to improve teaching methods and research in the field. The group will be seeking out projects that are relevant to the skills of the team.

As Cogan explained, “Due to our coastal location and common interests, here at CI we have had the advantage of close working relationships with many state and federal agencies. The Navy, the Park Service and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement are all ongoing partners as we deal with coastal management education and research. The Geospatial Network activity is another example of our long range commitment to these partners.” He added that the team will look to “improve coastal management and policy, through better understanding the biodiversity of all of the terrestrial and marine ecosystems involved in this fragile environment.”

Cogan said that another important benefit of the network will be to graduate students who are knowledgeable in this field and will be a resource to companies, agencies, and research facilities involved in California’s coastal management.

For contact information or additional material on the COAST Geospatial Research, Education and Technology Network,visit: http://www.calstate.edu/coast/GREAT/

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research.

 
PIRU SCHOOL, 3811 CENTER STREET, PIRU, CALIFORNIA
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
6:30 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING APPROXIMATELY 8:45 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION PIRU SCHOOL, 3811 CENTER STREET, PIRU, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.
6:30 p.m.
A. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
B. ROLL CALL
C. CLARIFICATION OF AGENDA AND TIME ALLOCATIONS FOR DISCUSSION ITEMS
D. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the school board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
E. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION ON INITIAL PROPOSALS FOR BARGAINING OF FUTA AND FUSD/FUSD AND FUTA
1. Public Hearing on Initial Proposal of the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association, CTA, NEA for Successor Contract Commencing July 1, 2011 (Materials)
2. Board Action to Receive Initial Proposal of the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association, CTA, NEA for a Successor Contract Commencing July 1, 2011
3. Public Hearing on CONTINUED »