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Students Call for Safety at Jesse Bethel High School

This morning, Jesse Bethel High School students Kaitlyn Dart, Carin Cheney, Melissa Wood and Edward Coulier were positioned along the Ascot Parkway across from the school. The four are calling for improved safety in the wake of the recent fatal shooing of classmate Max Rusk near the school. A number of campus issues were mentioned…

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THE HIGH ADMINI$$$TRATIVE CO$T OF VALLEJO SCHOOLS

By Robert Schussel, Ph.D   Purpose To provide a better understanding of how much the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) spends on administrative salaries and overhead compared to other school districts in Solano County.   Background VCUSD is one of the larger school districts in Solano County. Although VCUSD until recently had been under…

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Board Celebrates While Our District Goes Down in Flames

By Marianne Kearney-Brown – Director, WIT Academy   Recent letter writers have urged us to vote for the incumbent school board candidates, citing their integrity, hard work and compassion. However, as admirable as these people may be, Tony Ubalde and Hazel Wilson have not shown themselves to be successful at directing the course of the…

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God, Homophobia and Our Public Schools

10/21/14 – By Marc Garman — How much is too much religion in our public schools? This is a question that has garnered a lot of attention in Vallejo. With the ACLU lawsuit over religiously motivated improper treatment received by a gay student and the subsequent ruling mandating additional training and an anti-bullying program it…

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School District Managing to Pay Management

By Robert Schussel, Ph.D Purpose To compare the Management Pay of VCUSD (Vallejo City Unified School District) employees with those in other Solano County school districts. Background A frequent complaint of the critics of the VCUSD is that VCUSD Management is overpaid while teachers’ pay is not competitive. These critics also believe that the School…

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Vallejo School Board Conditions Fail Vallejo

By Paula McConnell “I don’t have children in Vallejo schools, so I have not paid attention to any of this,” someone told me recently. Whether you have children in Vallejo schools or not, please know this: good families are leaving Vallejo every single day because of our low scoring and dangerous schools. Some families even…

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To Bond or not to Bond

  By Jon Riley, Executive Director Napa-Solano Labor Coalition Vallejo Citizens are faced with a very difficult decision on Election Day.  Besides the Vallejo Unified School District Board Elections we are also being asked to vote to support a $250 Million Dollar Facilities Improvement Bond. If you are like most people in Vallejo you have…

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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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