The BHUSD Board of Education isn’t doing a particularly good job of educating our kids (the once top-ranked Beverly Hills High School is now a dismal 760th in the nation). Its boardmembers seem to be clueless about school safety and security, being forced to rely almost entirely on the BHPD (they leave school gates and doors wide open and then complain that there are no police guarding the open gates).
A couple months ago, I wrote about my buddy Doc Kupka, the sax man from the funk band Tower of Power.
As a parent of three children at Horace Mann, I attended our PTA Meeting, prompted by the news that teacher layoffs were discussed as means to budget cutting at the last school board meeting, and that both Superintendent Bregy and Board of Education President Mel Spitz would be speaking at our meeting. I have been told that 8 teachers at Horace Mann will be let go, and was very curious as to how that was being justified.