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City, BHUSD Poised To Enter Into Three Year, $10.5 Million JPA

The Board of Education is poised to vote on a new $10.5 million Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District at its upcoming meeting on Monday. The City is expected to vote on the new JPA at its next meeting on Dec. 19. 7:15 pm Read More

School District OK’s City’s $8M Offer To Monitor Beverly Hills High Oil Well

On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously voted 4-0 (Board VP Lisa Korabtov was not in attendance) for the school district to enter into an agreement with the City concerning abandoning and plugging oil wells on school district. The agreement, wherein the City will pay up to $8 million to monitor the Beverly Hills High School Oil Well drill site and plug and cap 19 oil wells, comes less than two weeks after energy company Venoco, LLC agreed to pay the school district $760,000 as part of a “Full and Final Settlement Agreement” following its bankruptcy filing. 7:03 pm Read More

City, School District Appear On Cusp Of Agreeing To New JPA’

After months of delays, multiple contentious meetings and an embarrassing amount of doublespeak coming from public officials, it looks like the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District are poised to reach consensus on a new Joint Powers Agreement (JPA). 6:50 pm Read More

Beverly Hills JPA Negotiations Reach Critical Turning Point

For weeks, according to Beverly Hills Unified School District officials, Superintendent Michael Bregy has sought, unsuccessfully, to schedule a City-School  District Liaison meeting to discuss the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), the $9.7 million contract that governs how school facilities are made available to the City. That meeting will likely take place next week. 6:21 pm Read More

School Board Prepared To OK Teacher Raises Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Board of Education is poised to raise employee salaries by 2.17 percent for the 2017-18 year. That same voting item projects that the district will raise employee salaries by 3 percent in 2018-19 and an additional 2.81 percent in 2019-20. 6:42 pm Read More

BHUSD Superintendent Bregy Forms New Reconfiguration Committee

In concert with Superintendent Michael Bregy’s “Future Focused” plan, which he presented to the Board of Education on Tuesday, Bregy announced the formation of a new Superintendent’s Committee. The mandate of the committee will be to develop viable configuration options as the school district moves forward in its effort to shift its K-8 education model. 6:39 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Schools Roll Out Districtwide iPads

TAKE A SELFIE–Beverly Vista kindergarten student Jonathan Ben-Yakov is among 22 kids in teacher Joyce Medway’s class who learn the art of the selfie as their first lesson with their new iPads. On Wednesday morning, the kindergartners at Beverly Vista could not have been more excited as they received their very own iPads. Indeed, the 22 students in Joyce Medway’s class could not stop giggling as they were instructed in their first lesson: the art of the selfie. 6:32 pm Read More

New Horace Mann Principal Juliet Fine Embraces Community

Juliet Fine After 15 years in education, it’s fair to say that Horace Mann Principal Juliet Fine cut her teeth well before she took the reigns of the Beverly Hills K-8 school this year. She joined Beverly Hills Unified this summer after working for seven years as a high school assistant principal, the last five spent at the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita. 6:28 pm Read More

Possible Burglary Prompts Hawthorne To Shelter In Place Once Again

For the second time since the new school year began, Hawthorne students were forced to shelter in place following a neighborhood incident on Tuesday. This week’s scare came just days after a family-related neighborhood disturbance on North Elm last Thursday prompted the school to enact the same protocol of keeping students in classrooms. 6:44 pm Read More