Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Vallejo’s Lost Art — The Full Report

Doug Darling Beautification Design Review Board City of Vallejo  Foreword to full report by Doug Darling We sell our lands, with what we have left, we farm the vision’s of Government Agencies such as HUD, MTC and ABAG. We let others decide what is best for our community. We harvest what we sew, our crops…

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Another SCATHING INDEPENDENT REPORT ON VALLEJO SCHOOLS (VHS)

The following independent report by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which serves as an accreditation body for educational institutions was issued this year. The report emphasizes problems at Vallejo High School with bullying and threats (observed by the visiting team), lack of communication, questions about implementation of programs and several other issues. Interestingly,…

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Participatory Budgeting Cycle Two is Done

10/7/14 — The latest incarnation of Participatory Budgeting for the City of Vallejo concluded with an election night party at the Filipino Center at the corner of Amador and Florida St. with food provided by Earl’s Bar-B-Que. The people have decided how to spend $2.4 million in taxpayer dollars. The voting turnout was light, however…

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Pay a Decent Wage and They Will Come

A Comparison of Teacher Salaries in Solano County Are Vallejo’s teachers underpaid compared to the other Solano County School Districts? By Robert Schussel, Ph.D Purpose To determine whether Vallejo teachers’ salaries are lower than surrounding school districts. Background Over the past few months VEA members (Vallejo Education Association—the teachers’ union) has been speaking out at…

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SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES GET AN EARFUL — REPORT AND VIDEO

By Tom Ovens 10/2/14 Seventy-five or more Vallejo teachers filed in to Tuesday’s school board meeting. They presented a litany of classroom woes and a strong plea for higher pay. In addition to the teachers, there were several others from the community at large with similar storIes about unruly classrooms. The boardroom was packed to…

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