Urges districts to meet deadline or funds may be returned to federal government
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell today announced 92 local educational agencies will receive nearly $80.5 million in Title I Program Improvement Corrective Action grants following the enactment of the state budget. The list of grantees is attached.

“Now that the long state budget stalemate has passed, we can focus our efforts on ensuring districts receive this funding for intervention services,” said O’Connell. “Because of the budget delay, more than $20 million is still at risk of reversion to the federal government. I have instructed staff at the California Department of Education to do everything possible to assist local educational agencies to properly account for expenditures made for intervention services, for which this federal money was intended.”

O’Connell recommended corrective actions to the State Board of Education in March for local educational agencies (school districts and county offices of education) that were identified as being in the third year of Program Improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The corrective action included instituting and fully implementing curriculum based on state academic content standards and achievement standards. In addition, O’Connell recommended differentiated technical assistance. Certain local educational agencies will work with District Assistance and Intervention Teams to analyze data, make recommendations to improve student achievement, and provide the grantee with technical assistance to fully implement the corrective action and any recommendations made by their District Assistance and Intervention Team.

Originally, 97 local educational agencies were recommended for corrective action. However, two school districts merged into one and the funding formula approved by the state Legislature in the education budget trailer bill allocated the funding based on the number of schools a local educational agency had in Program Improvement. Four districts identified for corrective action did not have any schools in Program Improvement and, therefore, were not eligible to receive this funding. CONTINUED »

 


 
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

SACRAMENTO – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell today announced that the State Allocation Board (SAB) awarded more than $153 million to 62 local educational agencies throughout the state for the construction, modernization, and emergency repair of schools. The list of awardees is attached.
“I want to thank voters who have generously supported bond measures and the state that has designated funds specifically to improve our aging and crumbling school facilities,” said O’Connell. “Maintenance of our schools requires constant attention to assure our students learn in an environment that is modern, safe, and secure.”
O'Connell is a member of the SAB that today voted to approve more than $148 million to 48 school districts and a county office of education for the construction and modernization of schools. Also, more than $5 million was awarded to 14 school districts for emergency repairs. The SAB also approved a final apportionment for one project that received approval from the Proposition 47 Charter School Facilities Program for Animo Leadership Charter High (Centinela Valley Union High).
The SAB is responsible for determining the allocation of state resources, such as proceeds from general obligation bond issues and other designated state funds used for the new construction and modernization of local public school facilities. The SAB is also charged with the responsibility for the administration of the School Facility Program, Charter School Facilities Program, Overcrowded Relief Grant Program, Critically Overcrowded School Facilities Program, School Facility Joint-Use Program, Career Technical Education Facilities Program, Emergency Repair Program, and Deferred Maintenance Program.
The SAB is the policy-level body for the programs administered by the Office of Public School Construction. The SAB meets monthly to apportion funds to school districts, act on appeals, and adopt policies and regulations as they pertain to the programs administered by the SAB.
For more information on the State Allocation Board, please visit http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov. For more information about the need for new and modernized school facilities, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/facts.asp.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

County School District School Name State Apportionment
Alameda Emery Unified Anna Yates Elementary 3,361,441
Butte Palermo Union Golden Hill Elementary 180,318 CONTINUED »

 


 

FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL AND FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
JOINT MEETING
6:30 P.M.
FILLMORE SCHOOL FARM
277 CHAMBERSBURG ROAD
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

(A Social and BBQ dinner will be served to the Board and Council Members and their invited guests at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting to follow at approximately 7:15 p.m.)

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Oral
2. ROLL CALL Oral
3. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Oral
Oral Communications is the time for citizen presentations or comments on items not on the agenda, but within
the responsibility of the City Council and School Board. Please complete an Audience Participation Form prior to
the beginning of oral communications and hand it to the clerk if you wish to speak. Please stay within the time limit indicated by the Mayor. If you wish to speak on an item on this agenda, please fill out an Audience Participation Form and hand it to the clerk prior to that item.
4. CLARIFICATION OF AGENDA AND TIME ALLOCATIONS FOR DISCUSSION ITEMS
5. INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS
5A. Discussion Regarding Placing School Proximity Restrictions on Street Vendors.
5B. Update on Military Banners to be Displayed on Central Avenue.
5C. Discussion on the Joint Use Agreement between the City of Fillmore and the Fillmore Unified School District; Overview of the Scope of the Agreement Including the Joint Use of Facilities and Equipment.
5D. Options for Track and Field Access in Fillmore.
5E. Update on the Effluent Disposal System at the Middle School and Third Street Control Building Design.
5F. Wellness Committee Update.
5G. Other Discussion and Information of Interest to the School Board and Council.
6. BUSINESS ITEMS
6A. Approval of Proclamation Declaring October 8 as Walk to School / Work Day in the City of Fillmore.
6B. Consideration of Street Encroachments for all School Sites in Fillmore; School Board to Request Specific Street Encroachments for the City with Council Providing Direction to Staff. (Materials)
7. ADJOURNMENT – Board of Education adjourns to its next meeting, set for Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Fillmore Unified School District, 627 Sespe Avenue and the City Council adjourns to its next regular meeting, set for Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, California.

 


 
San Cayetano Elementary School hosted Mobile Marine Lab on Sept. 14th and 15th. Each class got to spend 30 minutes learning about and holding various sea specimens. The specimens are collected and released each day at the harbor. Dirk from Mobile Marine brought an octopus, various starfish, hermit crabs and colorful small fish. This was a wonderful hands-on experience all about science.
San Cayetano Elementary School hosted Mobile Marine Lab on Sept. 14th and 15th. Each class got to spend 30 minutes learning about and holding various sea specimens. The specimens are collected and released each day at the harbor. Dirk from Mobile Marine brought an octopus, various starfish, hermit crabs and colorful small fish. This was a wonderful hands-on experience all about science.
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Mobile Marine Lab.
Mobile Marine Lab.
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Mobile Marine Lab.
Mobile Marine Lab.
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Mobile Marine Lab.
Mobile Marine Lab.
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Natalie Garnica
Natalie Garnica
Student, Fillmore High School

We have had a great homecoming week so far at Fillmore High School, and we’re only halfway through! Activities have been planned for every day of the week, and although some changes have been made due to our new track and field, it looks like this Homecoming will set the bar high for future years.
The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “Its Always Fun and Games in Flashland”. The floats will all include some sort of board game, and they are looking great so far. The students have been working very hard, and the freshmen class has persevered despite being without a truck for the first night of float-building. Chaperones are always welcome at the bus-garage, so if you have a student at FHS and are available anytime between 3 and 9pm, we would love to have you.
The Homecoming Court for this year was announced Monday night at the kick-off party for float building. The freshman princess is Anissa Magdeleno and the freshman Prince is Robert Bonilla. Angelica Gonzalez and Angel Barajas are the Sophomore Princess and Prince, and the Junior Prince and Princess are Anthony Chavez and Victoria Ayala. Jill Wilber and Nathan Ibarra, Colin Cone and Rebecca Herrera, and Brina Suttle and Ralph Sandoval are all on the Senior Court, but the winners of King and Queen will not be announced until the rally on Friday.
The annual homecoming parade will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, and this will be one of the few times that the public will be able to see the floats up close, as they are no longer able to drive on the track at the football game. The floats will still be at the football game, but they will be on display only.
Be sure to come to the game on Friday, especially if you are alumni! Football games are a great way to support our schools, and all of the proceeds from getting into the football game go back to the Athletics program. The Lions Club will be making their amazing tri-tip sandwiches, and the Junior Class will be working the snack bar to raise money for prom. This will be our last home game for quite some time, so don’t miss out!

 


 
Fillmore High School received a surprise visit from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s drug enforcement agency last Thursday. Numerous K-9 units from around the county participated in one of their regularly scheduled drug detection training events. The dogs are highly trained in discovering narcotics.
Fillmore High School received a surprise visit from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s drug enforcement agency last Thursday. Numerous K-9 units from around the county participated in one of their regularly scheduled drug detection training events. The dogs are highly trained in discovering narcotics.
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A raffle was held at the end of the Title 1/Migrant Night evening; the prize, a $25 gift certificate for Super A. Pictured are Chrissy Schieferle, Principal of Mountain Vista, Sandra Herrera – the winning parent, Geri Lunde, Principal of Sespe School and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD. Tricia Gradias, Migrant Education/CBET Coordinator for Fillmore USD and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD spoke to the Spanish Speaking Parents while Carol Barringer, Fillmore USD Projects Director, presented to the English Speakers.
A raffle was held at the end of the Title 1/Migrant Night evening; the prize, a $25 gift certificate for Super A. Pictured are Chrissy Schieferle, Principal of Mountain Vista, Sandra Herrera – the winning parent, Geri Lunde, Principal of Sespe School and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD. Tricia Gradias, Migrant Education/CBET Coordinator for Fillmore USD and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD spoke to the Spanish Speaking Parents while Carol Barringer, Fillmore USD Projects Director, presented to the English Speakers.
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The elementary schools in Fillmore sponsored a Title 1/ Migrant Night. Information was provided about how to help your child with homework. Parents at the elementary schools Title 1/Migrant Night hosted at San Cayetano for all FUSD elementary schools. The elementary schools in Fillmore sponsored a Title 1/ Migrant Night. Information was provided about how to help your child with homework. Tricia Gradias, Migrant Education/CBET Coordinator for Fillmore USD and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD spoke to the Spanish Speaking Parents while Carol Barringer, Fillmore USD Projects Director, presented to the English Speakers.
The elementary schools in Fillmore sponsored a Title 1/ Migrant Night. Information was provided about how to help your child with homework. Parents at the elementary schools Title 1/Migrant Night hosted at San Cayetano for all FUSD elementary schools. The elementary schools in Fillmore sponsored a Title 1/ Migrant Night. Information was provided about how to help your child with homework. Tricia Gradias, Migrant Education/CBET Coordinator for Fillmore USD and Barbara Leija, ELD Coordinator for Fillmore USD spoke to the Spanish Speaking Parents while Carol Barringer, Fillmore USD Projects Director, presented to the English Speakers.
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Fillmore High School Flashes Homecoming Parade will be held this Friday at 2:45 p.m. on Central Avenue. This years Grand Marshall is Barbara Lemons. Freshmen Prince and Princess – Robert Bonilla and Anissa Magdaleno, Sophomore Prince and Princess – Angel Barajas and Angelica Gonzalez, Junior Prince and Princess Anthony Chavez and Victoria Ayala. Nominated Seniors are Rebeca Herrera, Brina Suttle, Jill Wilber, Colin Cone, Nathan Ibarra, Ralph Sandoval. The King and Queen will be announced at the rally before the parade.

 
October 2008 Career Shops

Location: Santa Clara Valley Job & Career Center
725 E. Main Street, Santa Paula
805-933-8452

October 15, 2008: Winning Interviews, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - supplies the tools to make a lasting first impression when interviewing. Career Shops are offered at no cost to Job Seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration required by calling the Santa Clara Job & Career Center at 805-933-8452 to enroll.

October 21 & 22, 2008: Resumes That Sell, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - two-day workshop providing hands-on assistance in completing a resume, cover and thank-you letters. Walk away with a portfolio that shows off professional skills and experience. Career Shops are offered at no cost to Job Seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration required by calling the Santa Clara Job & Career Center at 805-933-8452 to enroll.

Spanish language workshop:

October 13, 2008: Tecnicas para la Busqueda de Trabajo (Job Search Techniques), 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Presentado por Los Centros de Empleos y Carreras Esta sección de 3 a 4 horas está diseñada para personas que están buscando empleo. Los temas incluyen donde y como buscar empleo, como crear una red de comunicación, técnicas de cómo usar el teléfono apropiadamente para buscar empleo y como usar la red del Internet para buscar empleo. También aprenderá técnicas apropiadas para hacer una entrevista.

Career Shops are presented in partnership with Ventura County Job & Career Centers and are sponsored by the Human Services Agency and the Workforce Investment Board. Equal opportunity Employer/Program/Service – TDD/TT Inquiries call 1 (800) 735-2922. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individual with disabilities.

 

Ventura - In celebration of National Week of the Young Child, the staff and students at the Ventura College Child Development Center are pleased to invite the public to their “Family Fun Day” to be held at the Center on the Ventura College Campus, Saturday, September 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is planned and presented by the students of the Ventura College Child Development instructional program.
The Child Development Center is located on the corner of Telegraph Road and West Campus Way, in Ventura. Free parking is available in the lots next to and across the street from the Center.
The event is for children 18 months old through eight years old and their families. The fees are $4.00 per child, 18 months and older, and $2.00 per adult. Tickets are available at the door. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food and cold drinks will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will go toward new playground equipment and materials for the children’s center. A great afternoon for children 18 months thru 8 years and their families… Come ready for lots of hands-on play including art, science, woodworking, bubble play, pretend play, wooden toys by Gene West and so much more!
For additional information, call Robin Douglas, Child Development Center Supervisor at (805) 648-8930.

 

The Oxnard Union High School District and Oxnard College invite students and their parents to attend the annual College/University Night on Oct. 2 in the Oxnard College gymnasium. The event will run from 3 to 8 p.m.

Representatives from approximately 60 public and private colleges and universities as well as all branches of the U.S. military will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Workshops on academic and athletic scholarships as well as financial aid also will be offered as well.

Although OUHSD is sponsoring College/University Night, the event for the first time is open to all Ventura County high school students and their parents.

Oxnard College is located at 400 S. Rose Ave. For more information, call Sharon Ferrell, College/University Night coordinator, at 385-2616.

 
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
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Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
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On September 9, 2008, San Cayetano School kicked off its citizenship assemblies with Captain Tim Hagel, Chief of Police. Students were recognized for good citizenship and character. Captain Hagel spoke to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help the students in their everyday lives as well as highlighting the positive character traits. Each teacher chose a student from his or her class whom showed excellent character and peace-building skills. Rachael Pace and Sofia Gonzales assisted Capt.Hagel in handing out the Peacebuilder certificates. The Peacebuilders for September are: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson. Rachael and Sofia then introduced the Character Counts Award. The Rainbow Foundation sponsors one deserving student each month with a one hundred dollar savings bond. The award went to a responsible, kind, and hard-working fourth grade student. Arthur Reyes, from Mrs. Goldner’s class, was chosen by the fourth grade teachers as a model of outstanding behavior and kindness to the other students. To conclude the assembly, Rachael and Sofia introduced the Attendance Award prizes. Each month all students who are at school, 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 NASA backpack with the book Max Goes to the Moon in it. 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 will draw from the tickets for two new bicycles. Chad Hope, a fifth grader, from room Ms. Dewey’s class won the Perfect Attendance Award for September.

 
Back by popular demand
Carolyn Consoli and Kim O’Neil brought the Tobacco Bus to Fillmore Middle School 6th graders again this year! Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour: Jorge Hurtado, Moussa Assphor, Arlinda Reyes, Michael Castro, Annelise Ebell, Andrea Madrigal, Cynthia Perez, Ricardo Huante, Haven Craig, Timmy Klittich, Gustavo Magana and Steven Rodriquez.
Carolyn Consoli and Kim O’Neil brought the Tobacco Bus to Fillmore Middle School 6th graders again this year! Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour: Jorge Hurtado, Moussa Assphor, Arlinda Reyes, Michael Castro, Annelise Ebell, Andrea Madrigal, Cynthia Perez, Ricardo Huante, Haven Craig, Timmy Klittich, Gustavo Magana and Steven Rodriquez.
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Three-hundred backpacks were distributed at Sespe School on Saturday, September 6th.
Three-hundred backpacks were distributed at Sespe School on Saturday, September 6th.
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The backpacks, filled with supplies, were donated by Support for the Kids Foundation, organized by Linda Miller.
The backpacks, filled with supplies, were donated by Support for the Kids Foundation, organized by Linda Miller.
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Friday, September 26th at Piru School

Dinner 4pm – 6pm
Includes: Carnitas or Barbacoa, rice, beans, roll and a drink. For tickets please contact Maria Villa 521-1644 or Susan Jolley 524-2379. Tickets are $10 Dinner Catered by: El Pescador Restaurant.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

5:15 P.M. – BOARD STUDY SESSION

6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.

5:15 p.m.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

II. ROLL CALL CONTINUED »

 
Fillmore Unified School District School Board Member, Virginia de la Piedra visited San Cayetano Elementary School on Friday September 5th. She is seen here visiting students using the Waterford Early Literacy Computer Lab. This program is for K – 2 students.
Fillmore Unified School District School Board Member, Virginia de la Piedra visited San Cayetano Elementary School on Friday September 5th. She is seen here visiting students using the Waterford Early Literacy Computer Lab. This program is for K – 2 students.
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(l-r) San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin and School Librarian Michelle Anderson.
(l-r) San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin and School Librarian Michelle Anderson.
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San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin shows school librarian Michelle Anderson the signature artifacts that will have a permanent home in the San Cayetano library. The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) 2008 Crocs Tour made a weekend stop September 6th and 7th in Santa Barbara for the Santa Barbara Open. The volleyball players on tour included the gold medal winners from Bejing. During Sunday afternoon, Marholin was able to have the Olympic Gold Medal Beach Volleyball Team of Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor sign both a volleyball and the front page of a Los Angeles Times Newspaper showing them celebrating their final Olympic win. The volleyball will be encased and the newspaper will be framed. What an inspiration for our students! Marholin hopes to keep adding to this collection of artifacts that will inspire our students.

 
Natalie Garnica
Natalie Garnica
Student, Fillmore High School

The first week at Fillmore High School flew by – the students here have been experiencing a number of positive new changes. We have a new principle, Mr. Wilber, as well as a new assistant principle, Mrs. Green. All of the dirt construction zones from last year have a fresh carpet of green grass, the lunch tables have been freshly painted (thanks to the class of 2009), and the new football stadium held its first football game last Friday. All of these improvements gave the school a clean start this year.

The high school also has enrolled several foreign exchange students. All of them will graduate with the class of 2009, but some of them will continue their schooling once they return home next summer. The four students are from all over the world – Germany, China, Switzerland, and the Philippines. As we have in the past, the students of FHS hope to give them a wonderful American experience.

All of our fall sports have started up – both football teams won their first games against Channel Islands, and they will have another home game this Friday against Village Christian. The girls’ volleyball team will have their first match against Frazier Mountain this Thursday. Be sure to support our fall sports – they appreciate it.

For more information, call the student store at 524-8491.

 
Ventura County Office of Education
Ventura County Office of Education

Mr. Stanley C. Mantooth is pleased to announce that, as a result of his recent appointment as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, the following key administrators have been appointed to new assignments within the Ventura County Office of Education.

Mr. Ken Prosser, Executive Director of School Business and Advisory Services (SBAS), has been appointed to fill Mr. Mantooth’s former position as Associate Superintendent, Fiscal and Administrative Services; and Paula Driscoll, Director of Fiscal Oversight and Accountability will assume Mr. Prosser’s assignment as Executive Director of SBAS. These appointments were effective September 8, 2008. “With these two actions, I am confident that the Ventura County Office of Education will be able to preserve the continuity of business and administrative services provided to students, staff, and all other applicable constituencies in Ventura County,” said Mr. Mantooth.

Ken Prosser has worked for the Ventura County Office of Education for 25 years, 23 of which were as the Executive Director of the School Business and Advisory Services department. As part of his duties, Ken also directed the Information Technology Services department from 1994 to 2001.

Ken has served in the United States Coast Guard and is a graduate of the California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Ken is also a Certified Public Accountant and has been recognized as a Certified Chief Business Official by the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO).

Ken has served on a number of school business committees, including acting as chairperson of the CASBO Southern Section Management Information Systems committee, and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association School Financial Services subcommittee.

Ken has presented at numerous conferences and workshops hosted by CASBO, the Association of California School Administrators, and the California Educational Technology Professionals Association. He also teaches the business module of the AB-430 Principals Training Program here in Ventura County. Ken is a California native and resides in Ventura with his wife and daughter.

Paula Driscoll’s 18-year career in education finance includes service as a Chief Accountant with the Conejo Valley Unified School District and as the Executive Director of Business and Administrative Services for the Santa Paula Union High School District. Paula is currently the Director of Fiscal Oversight and Accountability for the Ventura County Office of Education, where she is active in the review and oversight of school district finances. Paula is an active member of CASBO, where she currently serves as the State Chair of the Financial Services Research and Development Committee while also serving on CASBO’s Council on Professional Development.

She has also held positions in CASBO as their Ventura / Santa Barbara Counties Sub-Section Chair and as the Southern Section Financial Services Research and Development Committee Chair.

Paula earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from California Lutheran College and holds the distinction of being a CASBO Certified Chief Business Official since 1999.

Paula has lived in Ventura County for 28 years and resides with her husband in Moorpark.

Mr. Mantooth stated that, “Both Ken and Paula are individuals of the highest integrity, and are committed to preserving the fiscal health of our schools as well as helping ensure that adequate resources and high quality educational environments are provided for the students we serve. We welcome them to this new chapter in their respective careers!”