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Beverly Hills Board Of Education Extends JPA For Another Two Months

At Tuesday’s special board meeting, the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-0 to extend its current $9.7 million Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Beverly Hills for another two months, until Oct. 31. This marks the second time the board has approved a two-month extension of the JPA, which was set to expire July 31. 6:43 pm Read More

Appellate Court Sends BHUSD’s Metro, FTA Fight Back To Federal Court

Beverly Hills Unified School District’s legal battle against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) running a subway tunnel under the high school will return to Federal Court following this week’s opinion by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals not to currently make a ruling on the case of BHUSD vs. the Federal Transit Administration. 6:46 pm Read More

Court of Appeal Division Shakeup To Delay Karen Christiansen Hearing

Following a decision on July 21 to transfer the hearing of the People v. Christiansen from the Court of Appeal Division 3 to Division 6, it is unlikely that the Beverly Hills Unified School District will have a definitive ruling on the reach of Government Code Section 1090 before 2018, confirmed district counsel Fred Fenster. 6:46 pm Read More

BHUSD Superintendent Bregy Goes To D.C. In Latest District Effort To Shift Metro’s Planned Subway Tunnel Under BHHS

Less than two weeks after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals began considering Beverly Hills Unified School District’s latest bid to have the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) shift its planned subway tunnel so as not to run directly under classrooms, yesterday Superintend-ent Michael Bregy met with U.S. Secretary of Transport- ation Elaine Chao's Chief of Staff, Geoff Burr, in Washington D.C. in an effort to assert pressure. 6:29 pm Read More

Metro, Beverly Hills Reach Agreement On Edison Utility Relocation

Metro is prepared to take the next big step in its Purple Line Extension tunneling through Beverly Hills after a 4-0 approval from the City Council last Thursday to relocate existing Southern California Edison (SCE) utility lines during construction of the Wilshire Boulevard/Rodeo Drive Metro station. 6:54 pm Read More

BHUSD Shores Up Its Leadership Team

Just minutes before a divided Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve a $67.9 million 2017-18 budget for the Beverly Hills Unified School District, members expressed concern about Superintendent Michael Bregy’s decision to offer the district’s chief administrative officer a $40,000 raise in the face of the district’s looming budget deficit. The budget calls for a reduction of staffing by $5 million for next year. 6:49 pm Read More

Board Of Education To Vote Today On Two-Month JPA Extension

The Board of Education was expected to vote this morning to extend the current Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) for two months in order to give the City of Beverly Hills and the school district a little extra time to come to a new agreement. The current $9.7 million JPA is slated to expire today. 6:45 pm Read More

City, School District Remain At Impasse Over JPA With One Week Left

Following the second of two contentious City-school liaison meetings this week, the future of the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) remained uncertain after representatives from the City Council and the Board of Education failed to reach any meaningful consensus. The current annual $9.7 million JPA is set to expire at the end of this month. 6:37 pm Read More

BHUSD Could Scrap K-8 Model By 2018

Earlier this week, the Board of Education sent out a letter digitally signed by all five members, alerting the community to its plans to take a four-pronged approach to solve its current budget crises. 6:35 pm Read More

Venoco’s Second Bankruptcy Filing Could Leave Beverly Hills High School Oil Well Dry Financially

Fresh on the heels of last week’s Board of Education directive to create a “7-11 Committee” as a first step toward having multiple district parcels declared surplus property, including the site of the Beverly Hills Oil Well, Superintendent Michael Bregy issued a press release stating that the district had been made aware on April 17 that Venoco, Inc., which leases the oil well from the district, had filed for a second bankruptcy. 6:12 pm Read More