Third grade students at San Cayetano School have started reading stories with friendship as a theme. We read the story: Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend by Ann Cameron. Through a series of small events, two young children begin a friendship. Gloria moves to the same street that Julian lives on. Gloria explains to Julian that if you write your wishes on a piece of paper and put them in the tail of your kite, the wishes will come true if the papers are gone when you bring the kite down. Here are Mr. Kwit’s third grade students with the kites and wishes that they made. Wishes ranged from “I wish Fillmore was sparkly clean!” to “I wish my family was rich!”
Third grade students at San Cayetano School have started reading stories with friendship as a theme. We read the story: Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend by Ann Cameron. Through a series of small events, two young children begin a friendship. Gloria moves to the same street that Julian lives on. Gloria explains to Julian that if you write your wishes on a piece of paper and put them in the tail of your kite, the wishes will come true if the papers are gone when you bring the kite down. Here are Mr. Kwit’s third grade students with the kites and wishes that they made. Wishes ranged from “I wish Fillmore was sparkly clean!” to “I wish my family was rich!”
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Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 
Ventura County Board of Education Trustee District 3 includes Fillmore
Dr. Mark Lisagor
Dr. Mark Lisagor

Camarillo – Dr. Mark Lisagor, one of Ventura County’s most widely respected and highly honored community leaders, announced today that he will seek election to the Ventura County School Board. Dr. Lisagor is an internationally recognized Pediatric Dentist, who has served Ventura County children for more than 30 years. He and his partners provide children’s dental services in four offices throughout Ventura County.
In his announcement, Dr. Lisagor made clear his reason for running: “Ventura County public schools are in crisis. Our kids are not getting the public education they need and deserve. And Ventura County taxpayers are not getting the sound financial management of their schools they should expect.”
“This is a serious challenge. My real world business management skills, my proven record of public education accomplishments, and my state and national child advocacy relationships will help resolve our current crisis.”
“After being approached by a wide spectrum of community leaders who have become frustrated with the incumbent Board Member’s focus on politics rather than children, I felt a genuine obligation to run for School Board. I am running for just one reason: because our School Board and our students desperately need new leadership.”
“My candidacy has already been enthusiastically endorsed by State Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell and Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long.” Supervisor Long said, “Mark will guide the Board to make our children’s scholastic success their highest priority. He has my full support.”
Dr. Lisagor closed his remarks saying: “As a Pediatric Dentist, I have dedicated my entire professional life to helping Ventura County’s children. I am fortunate to have served as volunteer Chair of the Camarillo Boy’s and Girl’s Club and as Chair of the Cal State University Channel Islands Foundation.”
“I deeply appreciate being honored as Camarillo “Man of the Year” and having received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Interface Children and Family Services “Volunteer of the Year” Award, and the Cal State University Channel Islands “Lagormarsino Award” just last year. And the support of such community leaders as former Superintendent Charles “Chuck” Weis, Camarillo Mayor Charlotte Craven, Carolyn Leavens of Santa Paula and Hank Lacayo among many others from across the district reinforces the importance of this election and our community’s desperate need for new leadership on the County School Board.”

 


 
Jeff Sweeney
Jeff Sweeney
Superintendent Fillmore Unified School District

Dear Parents,
It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2008-09 school year! The opening of a new school year is an exciting time of the year. It is a time of renewal, of fresh starts. The Fillmore Unified School District teachers, administrators and support staff look forward to meeting you and your student on Wednesday, August 13, as we begin to work together to maximize your student’s academic opportunities.
As always, the weeks of summer are full of activity. Our staff has been busy preparing classrooms, participating on interview panels, repairing and maintaining facilities, teaching summer school, attending workshops that will improve student performance, and all of the other countless activities that help to prepare for a smooth opening day. The efforts of our dedicated employees are evident in all areas of the District.
The 2007-08 school year ended with staff working together to achieve many successes and in some instances, creating opportunities for growth. The following are a few of our accomplishments: San Cayetano becoming a NASA Explorer School; Continuing growth (nearly 500 K-8 students and 25 staff) of the Bridges after school program that is both recreational and academic… and free for our students; Redesigning of our District’s web site; Updating of Safe Schools Plans by all sites; Increasing academic growth as measured by the Academic Performance Index (API) for the District overall as well as all K-8 schools. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Sespe, Fillmore Middle and Fillmore High Schools in all areas, and all Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) met for English Learners; Renovating of FHS gym and cafeteria and installation of a new field; and the Restructuring of the instructional program at C School, soon to be renamed Sierra High School.
Preparing for the new school year is a reflective time for us, recognizing some of the selected successes above, while also thinking of the efforts needed to remain committed to insuring that all students take full advantage of their academic opportunities. The Board of Education has established our priorities for this upcoming school year. They are: Increasing parent outreach, parent involvement, and parent education opportunities; Improving communication within the school district and with parents and community partners; Maintaining clean, orderly and safe facilities for students and staff; Reviewing and improving district and school discipline plans and procedures and increasing attendance of all students; Improving the achievement of all students; and Providing the highest quality staff for the students in the school district.
The 2008-2009 school year will bring many opportunities and challenges. As your Superintendent, I join you in your desire to face the new school year with optimism and commitment to bring our students their best school year yet.
You are an important participant in your student's education. We know that by working together in a strong partnership we can help ensure that your student reaches their potential. I wish you and your family the very best as we begin this new school year.

Sincerely,
Jeff Sweeney,
FUSD Superintendent

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 
The new lights at the Football Field.
The new lights at the Football Field.
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On Tuesday evening, the man above took light meter readings as he walked down the center of the new Fillmore High School football field. Photographers of night football and soccer games will be delighted with the greatly improved lighting environment.
On Tuesday evening, the man above took light meter readings as he walked down the center of the new Fillmore High School football field. Photographers of night football and soccer games will be delighted with the greatly improved lighting environment.
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Seven hundred seventy-three students have been named to the Ventura College Dean’s List for the Spring 20087 semester, according to Dr. Robin Calote, college president. Twenty-eight are from Fillmore.
To earn this honor, a student must have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA) while carrying 12 or more units.
Those students from Fillmore so honored are: Tanika Chaveste, Alexander Cisneros, Juan Cisneros, Katrina Douglas, Stephanie Escoto, Leticia Felix, Mayra Felix, Aaron Galvan, Cambria Garner, Theresa Gartner, Pamela Gartner, Anthony Grande, Arturo Hernandez, Marco Hurtado, Dan Krenitsky, Yvette Ledesma, Maria Magana, Vereniz Magana, Bryanna Mora, Justin Murray, Shihori Nakayama, Manuel Perez, Jaqueline Prado, Nilda Ramirez, Anna Rivera, Brian Stethem, Obdulia Valdivia, Harrison Wade.

 


 

Ventura College is offering Introduction to Automotive Technology at Fillmore High School this fall semester. The course covers the basics of automotive design and maintenance and will include a lot of hands-on practice. The class will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:50 p.m. in the Fillmore High School Auto Shop and begins on August 20. Enrollment is limited. For information on how to register for this class, please call the Ventura College East Campus at 525-7136 or stop by the center at 115 Dean Drive Suite A in Santa Paula.

 


 
FHS students at Cal Poly
FHS students at Cal Poly
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Some 20 students from Fillmore High School recently stepped away from their video games and MySpace pages for a week-long exploration of educational and career opportunities in Ventura County and beyond. The Third Annual Ventura College East Campus Summer Bridge Program provided these students with valuable information designed to assist them in their future educational and career choices.
As part of the program, students attended orientations and campus tours of several colleges and universities including: Ventura College, California State University Channel Islands, California Lutheran University, University of California Santa Barbara and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Counselors at each school provided the students with important information regarding admissions requirements, financial aid, students services, study skills and other tips for being successful in college.
In addition to the college tours, students visited the sites of two major employers in Ventura County: Haas Automation, Inc. and Naval Base Ventura County. At each location, students had the opportunity to tour the facilities and ask questions of various professionals about their careers in either the private or public sector.
The organizing committee for this event consisted of Counselor Assistant, Raul Barraza; Adminstrative Assistant, Sabrina Canola; and Coordinator of Off-Campus programs, Art Sandford. They would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their enthusiastic support of this project: The Ventura College Foundation, Haas Automation, Inc.; UCSB Office of Academic Outreach; Capt. David Fleisch and Protocol Office Diane Crane of Naval Base Ventura County and Margaret Chimalpopoca of Ventura College Matriculation. A special note of thanks goes to Ms. Norma Pérez-Sandford, FHS counselor, for her tireless efforts in recruiting students for the program.
Fillmore High School participants included: Jessica Acevedo, Maria Arreola, Ermelinda Arreola, Lisette Casillas, Maritza Cruz, Sam Cruz, Taylor Gaitán, Kelli Magaña, Magali Magaña, Xaviera Martinez, Mari Ramirez, Mayra Regalado, Susana Rodriguez, Claudia Rosales, Jesse Sanchez, Carina Sandford, Sarah Solis and Anayeli Torres.

 


 
Inger Overton and Jan Marholin
Inger Overton and Jan Marholin

Two educators from San Cayetano School in Fillmore, Calif., took on the role of students this week at a national educational workshop at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
Principal Jan Marholin and Teacher Inger Overton were two of about 40 educators who took part in the "Building Partnerships for Sustainability" workshop. Participants traveled from across the United States to learn about the latest NASA projects, tour NASA facilities and attend seminars taught by NASA researchers, engineers and technicians.
The workshop, which ran from July 20 to July 25, was hosted by NASA Langley as part of the NASA Explorer Schools program. Through this program, NASA establishes three-year partnerships with schools across the nation. The goal of the program is to improve teaching and student learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
During the workshop, school leaders discussed strategies for sustaining the explorer schools project beyond the three-year partnership. The sessions also exposed educators to new technologies they can use in the classroom. After completing the workshop, teachers can forge ahead into the new school year ready to integrate NASA content and hands-on activities into their everyday lessons.
"The teachers and administrators showed a lot of enthusiasm for developing creative ways to incorporate NASA content into classroom activities to stimulate enhanced interest in math and science," said Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools coordinator at Langley.
To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools program, visit: http://explorerschools.nasa.gov. For information about NASA research and exploration, visit: http://www.nasa.gov.

 

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A total of 139 students completed their master's or doctoral degrees at California Lutheran University in May; two from Fillmore.
Receiving their degrees are: Meelee Hansen, Business; and Bettina Guerrero, Communications.
CLU is a selective liberal arts university located in Thousand Oaks. With an enrollment of more than 3,100 students, CLU offers 36 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education. Master's degree programs are offered in education, psychology, computer science, information systems and technology, business administration, and public policy and administration. Doctoral degrees in educational leadership and higher education leadership are also offered. Members of the CLU student body come from across the country and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, please visit www.callutheran.edu.

 

Higher fuel costs and State budget shortfalls has necessitated a change in school bus routes for Fillmore Unified School District. Although we worked to consolidate stops throughout the school district, the majority of the changes for those students who live in town. Please check the new bus stops carefully.
Red Route – 1st A.M.
6:30 2330 East Telegraph Road @ Hopper Canyon Road
6:34 3210 East Telegraph Road @ Powell Road
6:37 Howe Road @ Torrey Road
6:40 54 Torrey Road
6:42 Main Street @ Sacramento Street
6:45 Main Street @ Colina Vista Apts.
6:50 3969 Center Street (Piru Square)
7:00 Torrey Road @ Guiberson Road
7:05 2317 Guiberson Road
7:07 1835 Guiberson Road @ Cavin Road
7:13 575 Guiberson Road
7:20 FMS
7:22 FHS
7:25 San Cayetano School
Red Route – 2nd A.M.
7:35 2950 East Telegraph Road
7:50 FHS
Red Route – 1st P.M.
Stops to be determined by area enrollment as needed.
Red Route – 2nd P.M.
2;55 FMS
3:07 FHS
3:23 2330 East Telegraph Road @ Hopper Canyon Road
3:27 2950 East Telegraph Road
3:33 3210 East Telegraph Road @ Powell Road
3:35 Howe Road @ Torrey Road
3:37 54 Torrey Road
3:40 Main Street @ Colina Vista Apts.
3:45 3969 Center Street (Piru Square)
3:50 Torrey Road @ Guiberson Road
3:53 2317 Guiberson Road
3:55 1835 Guiberson Road @ Cavin Road
Yellow Route – 1st A.M.
6:40 2317 Guiberson Road
6:42 1835 Guiberson Road
7:00 360 Via Roble (Newhall Ranch)
7:08 3794 Pacific Avenue
7:14 2330 East Telegraph Road @ Hopper Canyon Road
7:18 3210 Powell Road @ Hwy 126
7:23 Piru School
Yellow Route – 2nd A.M.
7:30 2950 East Telegraph Road (Rancho Sespe Housing)
7:40 3846 East Telegraph Road (Piru Country Store)
7:48 Piru School
Yellow Route – 1st P.M.
2:12 3794 & 3435 Pacific Avenue
2:20 2950 East Telegraph Road (Rancho Sespe Housing)
2:25 3846 East Telegraph Road (Piru Country Store)
2:30 Piru School
Yellow Route – 2nd P.M.
2:50 3183 East Telegraph Road (Buckhorn School)
2:55 2330 East Telegraph Road @ Hopper Canyon Road
3:00 2950 East Telegraph Road (Rancho Sespe Housing)
3:03 3210 East Telegraph Road @ Powell Road
3:10 2317 Guiberson Road
3:12 2050 Guiberson Road
3:20 54 Torrey Road (Tangelo Ranch)
3:35 360 Via Roble (Newhall Ranch)
Green Route – 1st A.M.
6:45 Main Street @ Colina Vista Piru Apartments
6:50 3969 Center Street @ Piru Square
6:55 3810 Pacific Avenue
6:59 3183 East Telegraph Road (Old Buckhorn School)
7:12 FHS
7:17 FMS
Green Route – 2nd A.M.
7:25 2871 West Telegraph Road
7:27 3117 West Telegraph Road
7:30 3441 West Telegraph Road
7:33 Sycamore Road
7:35 813 La Campana Road
7:37 1906 Old Telegraph Road
7:40 Mountain Vista School
7:45 FMS
7:49 FHS
Green Route – 1st P.M. – 1st Trimester Kinder 11:30 a.m.
Stops to be determined by area enrollment as needed : W. Telegraph Road, Sycamore Road, Grand Avenue
Green Route – 1st P.M. – 2nd & 3rd Trimesters – K-3 2:25 p.m.
2:25 Mountain Vista School
2:30 3117 West Telegraph Road
2:38 2298 Sycamore Road
2:45 1906 Old Telegraph Road
2:47 1796 Old Telegraph Road
Green Route – 2nd P.M.
2:55 Mountain Vista School (4th & 5th)
2:57 FMS
3:08 FHS
3:15 3117 West Telegraph Road
3:17 3441 West Telegraph Road
3:24 813 La Campana Road
3:28 1906 Old Telegraph Road
3:30 1796 Old Telegraph Road
Purple Route – 1st A.M.
6:30 1695 San Cayetano Street
6:33 2421 South Mountain Road @ Petit Ranch
6:38 South Mountain Road @ Jimenez Farms (Green Building)
6:40 20991 South Mountain Road
6:43 20089 South Mountain Road @ Stork Ranch (Turnaround)
6:45 20210 South Mountain Road @ One Penny Ranch
6:47 20760 South Mountain Road @ Arboleda Ranch
6:59 1476 Bardsdale Avenue @ Methodist Church
7:02 886 Bardsdale Avenue @ Hwy 23 (Barn)
7:15 FMS
7:18 FHS
7:25 Sespe School
Purple Route – 1st P.M.
Stops to be determined by area enrollment as needed.
2:00 Sespe School
2:15 Bardsdale Avenue
2:20 San Cayetano Street
2:23 2421 South Mountain Road @ Petit Rand
2:26 South Mountain Road @ Jimenez Farm
2:29 20991 South Mountain Road
2:35 20089 South Mountain Road @ Stork Ranch (Turnaround)
2:37 20210 South Mountain Road @ One Penny Ranch
2:40 20760 South Mountain Road @ Arboleda Ranch
2:48 1476 Bardsdale Avenue @ Methodist Church
2:51 886 Bardsdale Avenue @ Hwy 23 (Barn)
Purple Route – 2nd P.M.
3:00 Sespe School (4th & 5th)
3:05 FMS
3:10 FHS
3:25 Bardsdale Avenue
3:30 20991 South Mountain Road
3:36 20089 South Mountain Road @ Stork Ranch (Turnaround)
3:40 20760 South Mountain Road @ Arboleda Ranch
3:45 1476 Bardsdale Avenue @ Methodist Church
3:48 886 Bardsdale Avenue @ Hwy 23 (Barn)
Orange Route – 1st A.M.
6:35 Newhall Rand (Shop)
6:45 4227 Center Street
6:50 3969 Center Street (Piru Square)
7:10 FMS
7:13 FHS
Orange Route – 2nd A.M.
7:30 2950 East Telegraph Road
7:45 FMS
Orange Route – 1st P.M. – 1st Trimester Kinder 11:30 a.m.
Stops to be determined by area enrollment as needed: Hwy126 east of Fillmore to Cavin Road
Orange Route – 1st P.M. – 2nd & 3rd Trimester Kinder 2:00 p.m.
Stops to be determined by area enrollment as needed: Hwy126 east of Fillmore to Cavin Road
Orange Route – 2nd P.M. – 1st – 5th Grade
2:35 San Cayetano School
2:45 1468 E Telegraph Road (South Side Adams Hill)
2:49 1468 E Telegraph Road
2;50 1073 E Telegraph Road (Bottom Adams Hill)
Orange Route – 3rd P.M. – 6th – 12th Grade
3:00 FMS
3:07 FHS
3:15 1468 E Telegraph Road
3:25 Main Street @ Colina Vista Apts.
3:28 3969 Center Street (Piru Square)
3:45 Newhall Ranch (Tractor Shop)

 
$236 Million in Voter-Approved Proposition 1D Funds Allocated to California Schools
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California State Governor

Furthering his commitment to improve California’s deteriorating infrastructure and relieve overcrowded schools, Governor Schwarzenegger today announced the State Allocation Board has awarded more than $251 million in construction grants to 193 schools throughout the state. The allocation includes more than $236 million from Proposition 1D funds, which was approved by voters in 2006 under the Governor’s historic $42 billion Strategic Growth Plan.

“We are taking real action with the Strategic Growth Plan infrastructure bonds to rebuild our state’s crumbling infrastructure and invest in our future,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “With these bond awards, we are pumping money into our economy today and preparing our students for the future.”

These grants will provide for new construction and modernization projects and help address classroom overcrowding at California schools. In addition, the grants will help some schools make emergency repairs to their facilities. The Proposition 1D grants for new construction and modernization of facilities will be distributed to 95 schools: 20 in Northern California and north coast; seven in the Central Valley; 20 in the San Francisco Bay Area and central coast; and 48 in Southern California.

Additionally, $14 million of Proposition 55 and 47 monies were awarded to pay for emergency repairs and other improvement projects at schools throughout the state and $1 million to help address critical overcrowding at Central Region Elementary #15 in Los Angeles County. Click here to see a complete list of schools receiving funding.

Since 2007, more than $2 billion in Proposition 1D funds have been allocated for new construction and modernization projects at California schools.

The Governor has worked to allocate billions of dollars from the 2006 infrastructure bonds as quickly as possible to begin important projects, create jobs and stimulate California’s economy. Specifically, Governor Schwarzenegger has:

· Announced $624.6 million in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 in housing bond funding.

· Announced approximately $136 million in Proposition 1B funds for 99 transit projects statewide.

· Announced the allocation of $463 million in Proposition 1D funds for new construction and modernization projects for 29 charter schools statewide.

· Announced $382 million in Proposition 1B funds for transportation projects across the state.

Announced the approval of $3.5 billion in Proposition 1B bond funds for transportation and goods movement projects across the state.
Announced $394 million in Proposition 1B bond funding for 106 transit projects statewide.
Announced $40 million for port security from Proposition 1B funds.
Announced $73 million for affordable housing projects in Proposition 1C and Proposition 46 funds to help more than 1,600 California families rent or purchase affordable housing.
Announced $211 million for expedited implementation in Proposition 1E funds to four critical levee improvement projects in Northern California.
Announced $69.5 million in permanent low-interest loans from the Proposition 1C housing bonds to jumpstart 14 affordable multi-family projects up and down the state, helping more than 1,000 California families and individuals realize the dream of an affordable rental home.

In January, the Governor called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and instructed them to recommend ways to work with the legislature and speed the release of $29 billion in unallocated funds from the 2006 infrastructure bonds for the construction of roads, schools and levee repairs.

 
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 the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved $234 million for the construction, modernization, and repair of school facilities around the state. The list of schools funded is attached.

“Even though our student population is leveling off, the need for new and improved schools remains great because of the age of our facilities,” said O’Connell. “In the next five years, we need to build 16 new classrooms and modernize another 21 each day in order to provide safe and secure learning environments for our students.”

O’Connell is a member of the SAB that awarded more than $202 million to 79 schools and county offices of education for the construction and modernization of schools. The board also approved more than $21 million in Joint-Use funds for 15 school districts throughout California. O’Connell has long supported the cooperative efforts of school districts and their communities in providing gyms, libraries, and other facilities that can be used by both students and members of the community. Also, nearly $11 million in Emergency Repair Funds was awarded to help pay for emergency repairs at schools statewide.

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, the Charter School Facilities Program, the Overcrowded Relief Grant Program, the Critically Overcrowded School Facilities Program, the School Facility Joint-Use Program, Career Technical Education Facilities Program, the Emergency Repair Program and the 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/AboutUs/aboutSAB.htm. 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

Calaveras
Calaveras Unified
Valley Springs Elementary
4,324,633

Contra Costa
Brentwood Union
Sand Creek Elementary
2,828,480

Kern
Kern High
Mira Monte High
110,273

Monterey
Mission Union Elementary
Mission Elementary
2,596,943

Riverside
San Jacinto Unified
Mountain View High
5,516,825

San Bernardino
Adelanto Elementary
New Elementary School #26
$1,587,049

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City
North Verdemont Elementary
2,335,121

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City
Roosevelt Elementary
2,455,425

San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Office of Education
Chino Hills Early Ed Center
336,800

San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Office of Education
Phelan Young Adult Center
15,000

San Diego
Poway Unified
Willow Grove Elementary
9,060,242

San Diego
Poway Unified
Del Norte High
26,604,488

San Diego
San Dieguito Union High
San Dieguito High Academy
1,835,637

Stanislaus
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Oakdale Alt. Education High
1,877,903

Tehama
Richfield Elementary
Richfield Elementary
708,130

Ventura
Fillmore Unified
Rio Vista Elementary
13,348,904

TOTAL

$75,541,853

Modernization

County
School District
School Name
State Apportionment

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
College Park High
3,284,650

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
Bel Air Elementary
392,449

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
Glenbrook Middle
282,500

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
Clayton Valley High
3,746,862

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
Ygnacio Valley Elementary
431,776

Contra Costa
Mt. Diablo Unified
Ygnacio Valley High
2,245,257

Contra Costa
West Contra Costa Unified
Helms Junior High
3,781,072

Lake
Konocti Unified
East Lake Elementary
183,184

Lake
Konocti Unified
Lower Lake High
525,308

Lassen
Shaffer Union
Shaffer Elementary
1,039,720

Los Angeles
Bonita Unified
Arma J. Shull Elementary
$1,710,002

Los Angeles
Charter Oak Unified
Royal Oak Intermediate
4,878,412

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
One Hundred Fifty-Third Street
564,215

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Harding Street Elementary
1,125,437

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Bright Elementary
859,529

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Hillside Elementary
449,858

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
One Hundred Twenty-Second Street Elementary
1,451,269

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Birmingham Senior High
1,224,580

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Enadia Way
1,669,349

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Second Street Elementary
594,941

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Cheremoya Avenue Elementary
334,477

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Madison (James) Junior High
1,054,660

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Weigand Avenue Elementary
899,077

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Downtown Business High
907,390

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Dodson Middle
3,934,516

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Park Western Place Elementary
498,538

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Roscomare Road Elementary
483,695

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Revere (Paul) Junior High
851,345

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Bancroft (Hubert Howe) Junior
1,733,927

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Broadacres Avenue Elementary
704,220

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Wilmington Park Elementary
1,706,101

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Riverside Drive Elementary
1,632,219

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
Two Hundred Thirty-Second Place
336,068

Los Angeles
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified
Glenn (John H.) High
863,654

Los Angeles
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified
Glazier (Anna M.) Elementary
3,708,416

Marin
Novato Unified
Loma Verde Elementary
986,901

Marin
Novato Unified
Rancho Elementary
884,146

Marin
Novato Unified
San Marin High
1,252,260

Marin
Novato Unified
San Marin High
4,166,813

Marin
Novato Unified
San Marin High
371,955

Marin
Novato Unified
San Ramon Elementary
2,119,017

Marin
Novato Unified
Sinaloa Middle
1,608,206

Marin
Novato Unified
Sinaloa Middle
1,860,801

Mendocino
Mendocino Unified
Mendocino High
1,461,516

Modoc
Surprise Valley Joint Unified
Surprise Valley Elementary
606,138

Nevada
Nevada City
Deer Creek Elementary
2,007,863

Orange
Huntington Beach Union High
Ocean View High
9,752,705

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
Cole Elementary
3,067,376

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
Curtis Middle
8,197,982

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
Cypress Elementary
4,718,526

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
Lankershim Elementary
4,071,990

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
Ramona-Alessandro Elementary
4,815,032

San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Unified
San Bernardino High
14,629,537

San Francisco
San Francisco Unified
Chinese Education Center
473,264

San Joaquin
Lincoln Unified
Colonial Heights Elementary
598,254

Sonoma
Geyserville Unified
Geyserville Middle
223,930

Sonoma
Geyserville Unified
Geyserville High
716,133

Sonoma
Geyserville Unified
Geyserville Elementary
790,804

Sonoma
Oak Grove Union Elementary
Willowside Middle
794,915

Tuolumne
Sonora Union High
Sonora High
1,235,948

Ventura
Simi Valley Unified
Crestview Elementary
1,843,364

Ventura
Simi Valley Unified
Santa Susana Elementary
2,231,997

Ventura
Simi Valley Unified
Lincoln Elementary
2,176,059

TOTAL

$127,752,105

Joint-Use

County
School District
School Name
Type of Facility
Joint-Use Partner
State Apportionment

Calaveras
Bret Harte Union High
Bret Harte High
Multipurpose
Bret Harte Angels, Inc.
982,566

Fresno
Kings Canyon Unified
Dunlap Elementary
Multipurpose
City of Reedley
709,343

Kern
Kernville Union Elementary
Woodrow W. Wallace Junior High
Gymnasium
County of Kern
1,007,382

Kings
Hanford Joint Union High
Sierra Pacific High
Gymnasium
City Of Hanford
2,000,000

Los Angeles
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
John Adams Middle
Childcare
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, Inc.
943,945

Los Angeles
Arcadia Unified
Dana Middle
Gymnasium
City of Arcadia
1,500,000

Marin
Marin County Office of Education
Marin County Community School
Teacher Ed.
Dixie School District
630,516

Merced
Los Banos Unified
Los Banos High
Gymnasium
City of Los Banos
2,000,000

Merced
Merced City Elementary
Rivera Middle
Gymnasium
City of Merced
1,500,000

Napa
St. Helena Unified
St. Helena High
Multipurpose
Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga
1,317,245

San Joaquin
Linden Unified
Linden High
Teacher Ed.
Linden Education Foundation
1,556,710

Santa Clara
Gilroy Unified
Christopher High
Gymnasium
City of Gilroy
$2,000,000

Stanislaus
Denair Unified
Denair Middle
Multipurpose
Denair Education Foundation
1,500,000

Stanislaus
Denair Unified
Denair Middle
Library
Denair Education Foundation
68,974

Tulare
Exeter Union Elementary
Wilson Middle
Gymnasium
City of Exeter
1,500,000

Yolo
Washington Unified
New River City High
Gymnasium
City of West Sacramento
2,000,000

TOTAL

$21,216,681

Emergency Repair

County
School District
State Apportionment

Alameda
Hayward Unified
$2,216,697

Butte
Chico Unified
27,934

Fresno
Kings Canyon Joint Unified
24,018

Fresno
Riverdale Joint Unified
16,032

Fresno
Westside Elementary
76,500

Kern
Bakersfield City Elementary
46,229

Kings
Corcoran Joint Unified
1,390,535

Los Angeles
Bassett Unified
1,971,966

Los Angeles
Keppel Union Elementary
111,755

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified
437,453

Los Angeles
Mountain View Elementary
518,085

Los Angeles
Whittier Elementary
5,630

Merced
Planada Elementary
53,918

Merced
Winton Elementary
1,262,175

Orange
Orange Unified
92,152

Riverside
Coachella Valley Unified
31,981

Sacramento
River Delta Joint Unified
13,954

Sacramento
Sacramento City Unified
12,000

San Bernardino
Rialto Unified
68,372

San Mateo
Redwood City Elementary
223,440

Sonoma
Santa Rosa Elementary
487,589

Tulare
Culter-Orosi Joint Unified
347,526

Tulare
Farmersville Unified
1,263,765

Tulare
Kings River Union Elementary
473,423

Ventura
Oxnard Elementary
47,013

TOTAL

$11,220,142

 
Hermanos Herrera to Appear on Dia de la Familia
Ventura County Fair
Ventura County Fair

Ventura, CA - Hermanos Herrera will be appearing on Sunday, August 3rd as part of the Ventura County Fair’s Dia de la Familia entertainment. The group consists of 5 Herrera brothers and their younger sister—all from Ventura County.

Hermanos Herrera brings energy and passion to traditional Mexican musical genres: son huasteco, son jarocho, norteño, and others. Hermanos Herrera injects these traditional styles with youth and vitality while remaining authentic. The group has appeared on many national television programs and with many well known performers. Hermanos Herrera will be opening for Los Tigres del Norte at the Fair.

The brothers all attend UCLA while their sister Rebeca Isabel is a student at Fillmore High School. With 5 CDs, including their newest release Siempre Unidos, and two new CDs forthcoming, this young group already has a long list of recordings. They are sure to entertain you and your family at the Ventura County Fair.

For information, please call (805)648-3376 or visit www.venturacountyfair.org

 
Pictured above are the students who participated in the 2008 UC Summer Academy. This is the 3rd year for this successful program. On July 10 the academy held their “End of the Program Celebration” dinner at Fillmore Middle School.
Pictured above are the students who participated in the 2008 UC Summer Academy. This is the 3rd year for this successful program. On July 10 the academy held their “End of the Program Celebration” dinner at Fillmore Middle School.
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As a parent, have you ever wondered how your child can prepare themselves for college? Are you aware of what your child must do in order to gain acceptance into a university? This is one of the ways that the Fillmore High School UC Summer Academy can assist the students that attend in addition to providing valuable information for the parents. The Fillmore High School UC Summer Academy is a program designed for both parent and student involvement.
Upon entering high school, students have the opportunity to choose one of three pathways that will take them through high school and lead them into the next stage of life. The first pathway, which all parents’ desire, is to graduate from high school along with an acceptance into a four year college or university. The second pathway is to receive a high school diploma and enter a trade school, go straight into the workforce, or enlist in the military. The third and final pathway is to drop out of high school, which is something that all parents fear for their children. Although many other combinations still exist, these tend to be the most common pathways that students can take.
According to the latest Fillmore High School Accountability Report Card, our dropout rate from the 2005-2006 school year was 2.8% which is below the state average of 4%. This would equate to about 30 students from our high school. This does not include students who were expelled, transferred to our continuation school, or Gateway.
The main goal of the Fillmore High School UC Summer Academy (SA) is to encourage all of our students to strive for a higher education. We hold college readiness seminars once a week with an academic service provider from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The academic service provider, in coordination with the UCSB Early Academic Outreach Program, assists the student in developing a four year academic plan for high school and a ten year academic plan that will take them through college. The students also participate in two college campus tours. This year we went to UCSB and UCLA and the students were able to view two of our closest UC’s. In addition, the students have had the opportunity to participate in several MESA projects provided by UCSB.
The parents have been given the opportunity to be actively involved in the planning process for their child’s education. It is mandatory that they attend meetings in the evening so that they become familiar with high school requirements, the A-G college requirements, financial aid and information on scholarships.
The Fillmore High School UC Summer Academy is in its third year of preparing a group of students through the high-school-to-college pathway. Fillmore’s UC Summer Academy is the direct result of collaboration between the Fillmore Unified School District and the University of California, Office of the President and UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program and MESA. In the 2005-2006 school year, the administration and counselors at Fillmore High worked with a UCSB administrative team to develop a program aimed at their shared goal of increasing the number of college-going students from FHS. We have continued on with this endeavor and each year we continue to add to it making it a wonderful experience. We continue to allow the UC Summer Academy “graduates” to return in their sophomore year and take speech and additional math and science classes.
The UC Summer Academy freshmen are preparing for success in building academic plans that will increase their computer skills and literacy in addition to taking them through their required coursework. Through their participation in the Science and Math courses, they are learning problem-solving skills, practicing teamwork, and developing leadership skills that will take them through high school and into their chosen professions. Students learn to work in teams as they complete the tasks set forth by the UC Summer Academy Instructors. This will provide them with an introduction into the Fillmore High School work ethic and they will have gained 10 high school credits.
We hosted an “End of the Program Celebration” dinner on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Fillmore Middle School Pavilion. The students received Certificates of Completion for their successful conclusion of the UC Summer Academy by the SA Director, and UCSB Program Directors from MESA and EAOP.
The Fillmore High School UC Summer Academy would like to thank Chuy from El Pescador and The Romero Family from Carniceria La Plaza for their generous donations towards the dinner celebration.
For more information about the Fillmore Summer Academy, contact Jose Luis Lomeli at (805) 524-6100, or jlomeli@fillmore.k12.ca.us or Olivia Palacio, College Site Coordinator, EAOP, UCSB at palacio-o@sa.ucsb.edu

 
New turf has been installed at the FHS track, courtesy of Astro Turf. The first shipment of turf proved defective.
New turf has been installed at the FHS track, courtesy of Astro Turf. The first shipment of turf proved defective.
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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 44 grantees will share $20 million in English Language Learner Acquisition and Development Pilot Project grants. The list of grantees is attached.

“This pilot project will identify the best practices around the state to help us close California's pernicious achievement gap between higher-achieving students and English learners,” said O’Connell.

The Pilot Project was established in 2006 by Assembly Bill 2117. Subsequently, California Education Code Section 420 authorized the Pilot Project to be conducted over a three-year period and provided funding to identify existing best practices regarding topics such as curriculum, instruction and staff development for teaching English language learners, and promoting English language and academic English acquisition and development.

Of the total 1,761 schools eligible to apply, 44 were selected based on a number of criteria. The applicants were required to have a sufficient number of English learners for accountability purposes and at least 10 percent of their student population were English learners. They also had to meet other accountability targets that demonstrated the success of the promising practice, including a description of how the practice met the needs of English learners, evidence of effectiveness, and replicability of the practice.

The grantees were allotted $200 per English learner and have to match that amount during the three-year pilot project period. As a condition of receiving funding, the grantee must agree to being evaluated by an independent evaluator, collect data, and report their results back to the California Department of Education for submission in a final report to the Governor and the Legislature.

For more information about the English Language Learners Acquisition and Development Pilot Project, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r12/ellpp07result.asp.

English Language Learners Acquisition and Development Pilot Project

Funding Results for Fiscal Year 2007-08

(Recipients and funding amounts are subject to budget and administrative adjustments)

County
Local Educational Agency
Grant Amount

Alameda
New Haven Unified School District
$153,600

Alameda
San Leandro Unified School District
105,600

Contra Costa
Brentwood Union Elementary School District
100,200

Fresno
Sanger Unified School District
393,000

Imperial
Imperial County Office of Education
1,210,800

Kern
Bakersfield City Elementary School District
150,600

Kern
Sierra Sands Unified School District
94,200

Los Angeles
ABC Unified School District
231,600

Los Angeles
Whittier City Elementary School District
54,000

Los Angeles
El Monte City Elementary School District
1,137,000

Los Angeles
Garvey Elementary School District
142,800

Los Angeles
Glendale Unified School District
1,800,000

Los Angeles
Lennox Elementary School District
397,200

Los Angeles
Newhall Elementary School District
643,200

Los Angeles
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
115,200

Los Angeles
Pasadena Unified School District
400,200

Marin
Novato Unified School District
81,600

Merced
Atwater Elementary School District
96,600

Merced
Livingston Union Elementary School District
604,800

Monterey
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
36,200

Orange
Santa Ana Unified School District
1,800,000

Orange
Irvine Unified School District
450,600

Riverside
Desert Sands Unified School District
427,200

Riverside
Coachella Valley Unified School District
712,800

San Diego
San Diego County Office of Education
905,400

San Diego
Chula Vista Elementary School District
95,400

San Diego
Escondido Union Elementary School District
339,600

San Diego
Mountain Empire Unified School District
79,800

San Diego
Vista Unified School District
190,200

San Diego
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
90,600

Santa Clara
Evergreen Elementary
1,364,400

Santa Clara
Luther Burbank School District
211,800

Santa Clara
Oak Grove Elementary School District
1,044,000

Santa Clara
San Jose Unified School District
732,600

Sonoma
Sonoma County Office of Education
681,600

Sonoma
Petaluma Joint Union High School District
271,800

Stanislaus
Stanislaus County Office of Education
187,800

Stanislaus
Ceres Unified School District
396,600

Stanislaus
Salida Union Elementary School District
95,400

Tulare
Alpaugh Unified School District
35,400

Ventura
Oxnard Union High School District
286,800

Ventura
Ventura Unified School District
622,200

Yolo
Woodland Joint Unified School District
875,400

Yuba
Marysville Joint Unified School District
154,200

Total:
$20,000,000

 
State unveils new interactive Web map to find summer meal sites and offers parental notifications in several languages
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 economically disadvantaged children may receive free meals during the traditional summer recess at more than 3,200 locations throughout California.
“I am deeply saddened to see so many families suffering through these tough economic times,” O’Connell said. “The home foreclosure crisis and skyrocketing costs for food and gasoline are increasing the number of families who need assistance making ends meet. I am pleased that we can help these families stretch their food dollars with two of our summer feeding programs that provide nutritious meals for economically disadvantaged kids and some adults.”
Children 18 years and younger in low-income areas and persons over 18 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program for the mentally or physically disabled may receive free meals through the Summer Food Service and the Seamless Summer Feeding Option programs. Both are federally funded programs administered through the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division. The programs operate when school is not in session for 15 days or more.
Normally during the school year, economically disadvantaged children are eligible to receive at least one nutritious meal a day while at school. But when school is out during the long summer recess, children can miss out on these well-balanced and nutritious meals that are important to their growth and development. When children do not receive proper nutrition, they are more likely to become ill and are not able to concentrate or perform well when they are in school. Providing children with nutritious meals when school is not is session helps them to return to school ready to learn and succeed.
To help parents more easily find a summer meal site, the California Department of Education has created a new interactive Web page with a map of California. Visitors may click any location on the map to reveal a list of Summer Food Service programs near them. Parents may take their children to four different kinds of summer meal sites.
In open sites, all children eat free in communities where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Restricted open sites also serve children in low-income areas, but are restricted for safety, control, or security reasons. In closed enrolled sites, the community serves an enrolled group of low-income children. Other feeding locations include migrant education sites that serve children of migrant families and residential or non-residential camps. Parents may also have their children participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Option. This program provides nutritious meals for children as well as fun, safe, supervised activities that are coupled with learning opportunities.
The summer meal sites include public and private schools; Indian tribal governments; units of local, municipal, or county governments; and other public or private nonprofit agencies. These sites are reimbursed from the federal government through the California Department of Education. The sites must serve meals that follow a plan that includes milk, fruits, vegetables or juice; grain products; and meat or meat alternates. The program allows sites to serve each day: two meals; a meal and a snack; or if at a camp, three meals a day.
The interactive Web page with list of summer meal sites contains contact names and telephone numbers where parents may get more information. The list will be updated throughout the summer. To access the Web page, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sh/sn/summersites08.asp. Also, schools may soon download free parental notifications in several languages about the summer meal sites and the new interactive map from the California Department of Education’s Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf/cm/.

 
The football field's brand new artificial turf has been removed.
The football field's brand new artificial turf has been removed.
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The Gazette received some secondhand information concerning the removal of the new turf at FHS and passed it along to FUSD for verification. This was the prompt response we received, and we thank them.
“Thank you for taking the time for checking the facts of the turf removal. It appears your source had second hand information and consequently was a little off the mark. The main issue for the removal of the turf was not because of tearing but rather the binding of the individual turf strands to the backing.
To insure the highest quality synthetic turf possible, the Architects wrote specifications requiring a “Turf Bind” of 8 pounds. (Turf Bind is measured by a “Pull Test” measuring the amount of pull (in pounds of force) needed to separate the blades of turf from the primary and secondary backing materials). This value indicates the relative ability of the fiber to remain in place during use, and throughout the life of the product. The industry minimum recommended by the Synthetic Turf Council is 6.0 lbs. The test results received after the turf was installed indicate Turf Bind values between 3.80 and 4.40 lbs. The concern with the low test results relates to the regular and ongoing use of the field as well as the safety of the users. Therefore, we requested the turf be removed and installed per the Contract Specifications.
The turf is being installed to industry norms. The gravel base is part of the drainage design for this type of turf. The gravel allows for the permeability required to keep water from building up on the turf surface and flow into a system of subterranean drainage pipes. The sand and rubber granules are blown onto the surface between the fibers during the final phase of the installation.
It is truly unfortunate the turf did not come into the specifications and Astro-Turf has accepted responsibility to replace the turf at no additional cost to the District.
Thank you again for checking with the District for the facts, feel free to contact me or Michael Bush regarding any of the facilities at the district.
Bob Sube
Director Facilities and Construction
Fillmore Unified School District”

 
Stephanie Cone Thanks Alumni

Stephanie Cone is a 2004 graduate of Fillmore High School, and she received an alumni scholarship and three alumni Continuation Grants while attending UCLA.
Dear Members of the Fillmore High School Alumni Association,
As I prepare for graduation, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your contribution to my education. I really appreciated it during my four years at UCLA.
The time seems to have flown by. It is probably because it has been packed with fun activities, learning experiences, memories to last a lifetime and educational and career opportunities galore. I would like to take this time to share with you some of the experiences attending UCLA has afforded me. Over the past four years I have had the joy of being a part of Campus Crusade for Christ, a Christian fellowship on the UCLA campus. Most recently, I served as a bible study leader for sophomore girls. I have also been an active sister in Alpha Detla Chi sorority since my freshman year, and served for a year as President. In addition to those extracurricular activities, I have interned for three years with the UCLA Athletics Marketing Department. I had the privilege in that time to work with the women's gymnastics, softball and water polo teams as well as football and our men's basketball team. I honestly think it is the best job on campus.
I have also had great experiences inside the classroom. I am graduating UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa, college and Latin honors with a degree in business economics and accounting. Most memorably, I had two great chances to study outside of California. Last winter, I interned and did research in Washington, D.C. for three months and this past summer I took international tax and business classes
through UCLA in Paris, France. I believe that the education I have received at UCLA is unparalleled and I thank you for allowing me that opportunity. I could not have done any of these things without the help of people and organizations like you. Thank you.
Upon graduation, I will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa with Campus Crusade for Christ for a six week mission trip. Our primary goal is to support the current college ministry leaders in the country who are in large need of man power. Upon my return to the United States, I will be living in Los Angeles and working for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an accountant. I will be working in their tax division and more specifically with private and charitable foundations. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be working with such a great firm while staying in Southern California.
Thank you for your generosity. I could not have expanded my mind in the ways I have at UCLA without you.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

Two positions on the Fillmore Unified School District Board of Education will be on the November 4, 2008 ballot. The terms of office for Board Member Virginia de la Piedra and Board Member John Garnica will end December 1, 2008. The new terms of office will run until December 2012. The current Board Members have the option of running again.

Candidates interested in running for the School Board should pick up filing materials from the County Clerk Elections Division or the Fillmore Unified School Districts Office Beginning July 14, 2008 and must deliver the completed materials to the Ventura County Elections Office by 4:00 p.m. on normal business days, no later than Friday August 8, 2008.

If a candidate wishes to publish a statement in the sample ballot pamphlet, it will be the candidate’s responsibility to pay for the statement fee. However, once a candidate has properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy with Ventura County Elections Office and qualifies for the election, the Fillmore Unified School District will provide space in a local newspaper for candidates to publish a statement at no charge to the candidates. Statements published in the local newspaper will have to comply with the same rules that would apply had the candidate filed a statement with Ventura County Elections.

Questions may be addressed to the County Elections Division at 654-2664 or the District Superintendent’s Office at 524-6038. Anyone wishing to pick up materials from the School District Office at 627 Sespe Avenue should call first to be sure that either Cynthia Padilla or Susan Leon will be available to provide you with the filing materials and instructions.