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Firing teachers can be a headache for districts - North County Times

 

NORTH COUNTY -- "Accountability" may be the new buzzword in public education, but getting rid of poor-performing teachers continues to be a challenge for school districts, officials say.
"Once a teacher obtains permanent, or tenure, status, removing them from the district is really difficult," said Bill Chiment, superintendent of personnel services for the Poway Unified School District. "It's a very lengthy process."

Firing teachers can be a headache for districts - North County Times

North San Diego County Times School News Briefs: PUSD creates Fire Victims' Relief Fund

 

 

POWAY -- The Poway Unified School District has established the PUSD Fire Victims' Relief Fund and is working in collaboration with the Palomar Council PTA to assist staff members, students and families affected by the recent wildfires.
The fund was created to accept general and specific money donations. Make checks payable to: PUSD Fire Victims' Relief Fund. Donors may designate that funds be directed to assist staff members, students and families at a particular site. Mail checks to: PUSD, Attention: M.J. Stollfuss, Accounting Department, 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064-3034.

Comments from -- Westview student's costume wasn't Klan outfit, dad says

 

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The group, Concerned Parents Alliance, said the Westview High student wore a costume resembling a Ku Klux Klan outfit on Halloween. The group also was concerned about an incident last month in which a noose was found hanging in a boys bathroom at Poway High School in Poway. "

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By 1234san diego on 11/10/2007 at 9:34 p.m.
The personal talking about sensitivity training is the same person who ruined Westview's 2005 graduation. Ms. Darlene Willis shouted Westview was a good old white boy's club, she called people "crackers" and was physically abusive.
What was it over, people were told they could no longer enter the gym to view the Grad Nite stuff. Of course, in her eyes she was being stopped because she was black. Can you say someone has a horrible chip on their shoulder?!
It is all on record. No need to pull the post!!
I think the wrong person needs this training!
She always use to pull the race card when her son got in trouble.
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By 1234san diego on 11/10/2007 at 9:38 p.m.
Oh yeah, Ms Willis runs the Concerned Parent's Alliance. She has had numerous groups like this. They seem to last for a short time and then a new group is formed.
She had been an administrator at UCSD and then a very short stint at SDSU. Did something go wrong? Just maybe, not sure!
She ruined many people's graduation, including my daughters!!
No this "highly sensitive and tolerant person" is going after some kid.
Her sensitivity needs to stay very far away from the school system. She is scary!
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By sarah23 on 11/10/2007 at 10:04 p.m.
If I have understood the media coverage correctly, the noose was at Poway High, and the Ghost/KKK costume were at Westview High. The two incidents were unrelated except that they occurred in the same school district.

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30-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting 13-Year-Old Boy - FOX6 San Diego

 

"I'm just glad it turned out the way it did," Paul Sweeney, a lead custodian for the Poway Unified School District, said outside court

30-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting 13-Year-Old Boy - FOX6 San Diego

Southern California Cities and School Districts Use NTI Group's Mass Notification Services to Keep Residents, Students and Parents Informed

 

NTI Group also announced:

  • San Diego Unified School District sent close to 400,000 voice messages in six different languages Monday to update parents on school closures quickly and efficiently with a 95 percent success rate;
  • Poway Unified School District, facing heavy parent and staff evacuations, sent over 280,000 voice messages;
  • The University of San Diego used its Connect-ED service to keep students and staff up to date, sending voice and text messages to its students and staff as needed throughout the day;
  • The city of St. Helena’s fire crews, in Northern California, used the service to call up its Strike Team units to Southern California to aid in fire containment;
  • The cites of Villa Park and Laguna Woods to send messages to residents regarding unhealthful air quality conditions due to the Santiago fire in Orange County;
  • Of all mass notifications messages sent Monday regarding the fires in Southern California, Connect-ED and Connect-CTY represented 68 percent of all voice call and 91 percent of all text and email messages delivered;
  • In total, throughout the country, NTI sent over three million messages and 750,000 text messages on Monday through the Connect services.

Emergency Notification: Southern California Cities and School Districts Use NTI Group's Mass Notification Services to Keep Residents, Students and Parents Informed

Escondido high school district goes paperless - North County Times

 

ESCONDIDO ---- The Escondido Union High School District school board has gone digital, swapping bulky paper agendas for an online electronic database that catalogues searchable agendas, meeting minutes and audio recordings of trustees' discussions.
The move, district officials said Friday, will save the high school district thousands of dollars in printing, mailing and labor because employees will not have to spend dozens of hours binding agendas and back-up documents for as many as 60 different people.

Escondido high school district goes paperless - North County Times

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > North County -- Westview student's costume wasn't Klan outfit, dad says

 

RANCHO PENASQUITOS – The Halloween garb worn by a Westview student last week was a ghost costume, not a Klan outfit, the boy's father said yesterday.

“My son is not racist. He was more naive than malicious,” said the father, whose name is not being used because he said he feared his son could be subject to harassment.

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Campus incidents prompt call for action in Poway school district - North County Times

 

POWAY -- A nonprofit community group of minority students and parents asked Poway Unified School District trustees this week to provide teachers and students lessons in diversity and tolerance after what they described as racially offensive incidents at two campuses last month.
District officials said Tuesday that the first incident, on Oct. 4, involved a noose hung by an unknown person on the inside of a boy's bathroom stall at Poway High School. They said that as part of a Halloween event on campus Oct. 31, a Westview High School student wore a costume that resembled a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Campus incidents prompt call for action in Poway school district - North County Times

Fresh Dining donates meals to fire victims

(nice dig for the district... ~admin)

Fresh Dining donates meals to fire victims -- Fresh Dining announced that it will sponsor a week's worth of food delivery free for 100 San Diego residents in areas hardest hit by the recent fires. Ready-to-eat meals will be delivered daily to their respective temporary residences.
In addition, Fire Relief Fresh Dining Gift Cards can be bought for individuals, families and charities at a reduced cost of $135 per week. The cards are available online at http://www.freshdining.com.
Also, Fresh Dining is working with the Poway Unified School District, of which 22 teachers and 300 students were left homeless by the fires, to offer meal sponsorships for school district members at reduced costs via the district's Web site at http://www.powayusd.com.

North County Exchange: Internet Business Group to meet North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News - NCTimes.com - Californian.com

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Education -- Schools pushing new bond measure

 

POWAY – The Poway Unified School District will ask voters to approve a $179 million bond to finish renovation projects that were supposed to be done with money from a similar measure passed five years ago.

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