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BHUSD Bids Farewell To Student Boardmember Artal

Jonathan Artal The Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education bid farewell to student boardmember Jonathan Artal at its meeting last Thursday evening. Artal, who graduated from Beverly Hills High School two weeks ago, is headed to Stanford University to begin his college education. 6:23 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Unified School District 2017-18 Budget Projects 400K Deficit

Following an additional $3 million in unanticipated revenue, including a $1.9 million property tax revenue increase received at the end of last month, Beverly Hills Unified School District’s latest 2017-18 budget is projecting the district will finish out the year with an operating deficit of just $400,000. That current fund balance is markedly better than April’s previous estimated budget, which had the district projecting an operating deficit of $2.8 million for this year. 6:43 pm Read More

Court Denies Rehearing To Reinstate $23M Verdict Against BHUSD

Just hours after Beverly Hills approved moving forward with a $385 million school building bond, on Wednesday morning  the Beverly Hills Unified School District received more good news when the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal denied Strategic Concepts LLC’s Petition for Rehearing in its case against BHUSD. 6:38 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Voters To Decide Fate Of Local Schools

With over half of its student body learning from within portable classrooms, the Beverly Hills Unified School District is clearly in need of an upgrade. On Tuesday, Beverly Hills voters will decide if the solution is Measure BH, a $385 million construction bond which will return students to permanent classroom buildings in addition to making other upgrades, including repairing Hawthorne’s century-old auditorium. 6:46 pm Read More

Talking With Torlakson – BHUSD Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov and the CSBA PAC hosted a reception last week for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Pictured, front row, from left: Michael Hayden, Manhattan Beach USD, Sarah Bradshaw CSBA PACER, Rebecca Mieliwoki, Burbank USD , Kathy Marvin, Irvine USD, BHUSD Supt. Michael Bregy, Korbatov, Board member Howard Goldstein,  Hon. Donald LaPlante (CSBA Director Region 24 and Downey School Board member) and Hon. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, CSBA Vice-President and Azusa School Board member. Back row, from left: Erin Oxhorn-Gilpen, Castaic USD , CSBA President Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education and Past President Susan Henry, Huntington Beach. BHUSD Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov and the CSBA PAC hosted a reception at her Beverly Hills home last week for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Pictured, front row, from left: Michael Hayden, Manhattan Beach USD, Sarah Bradshaw CSBA PACER, Rebecca Mieliwoki, Burbank USD , Kathy Marvin, Irvine USD, BHUSD Supt. Michael Bregy, Korbatov, Board member Howard Goldstein,  Hon. Donald LaPlante (CSBA Director Region 24 and Downey School Board member) and Hon. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, CSBA Vice-President and Azusa School Board member. Back row, from left: Erin Oxhorn-Gilpen, Castaic USD , CSBA President Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education and Past President Susan Henry, Huntington Beach. 5:06 pm Read More

New BHUSD Leadership Team Takes Shape

Chris Regan and Leonidas Tarca Beverly Hills Unified continued shoring up its leadership team this week, with the Board of Education voting unanimously on Tuesday to officially make Chris Regan Beverly Vista’s principal for the 2018/19 school year. Regan, who worked briefly as an assistant principal at Beverly Hills High School, has been serving as Beverly Vista’s interim principal since January. 6:02 pm Read More

Active Adults Award Scholarships – Beverly Hills Active Adult Club scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan

Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy This year, the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club (BHAAC) increased the amount given to two deserving Beverly Hills High School seniors from $500 to $1,000. For the past several years the club has bestowed the award on students who show a strong character and demonstrate their involvement in extracurricular activities. This year, the BHAAC’s scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan. Bakalov will be attending UCLA in hopes of going to medical school and becoming a neuro surgeon and Dahan will be attending Columbia and hopes to continue to serve the community. Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy. 5:03 pm Read More

BHEF Receives $30,000 From Beverly Hills 5K Committee

Beverly Hills Unified representatives were awash in joy last Friday morning as the Beverly Hills 5K Committee presented an over-sized check for $30,000 to the Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) – money that was raised at the inaugural Beverly Hills 5K Run/Walk & Fitness Blast on Jan. 28. 5:57 pm Read More

Teen BHEF – The Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) celebrated its new leadership team in the final month of the school year

Seated (from left): Jonah Okum, co-vice president; Noelle Trost, president; and Omer Cohen, co-vice president; Back row (from left): Jason Mandel, treasurer; Leadership Team Committee chairs Julia Mandel (community & fundraising) and Estella Rosen (social media); and executive boardmembers Sara Yadidian (corresponding secretary) and Kate Leib (recording secretary). The Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF) celebrated its new leadership team in the final month of the school year. This volunteer organization for 7-12 graders enrolled at the Beverly Hills Unified School District is designed to inspire students to make a difference in their community by providing them with opportunities to participate in service and learning projects. Teen BHEF will be accepting applications for the 2018-19 board when the new school year begins in August. Pictured are executive boardmembers. Seated (from left): Jonah Okum, co-vice president; Noelle Trost, president; and Omer Cohen, co-vice president; Back row (from left): Jason Mandel, treasurer; Leadership Team Committee chairs Julia Mandel (community & fundraising) and Estella Rosen (social media); and executive boardmembers Sara Yadidian (corresponding secretary) and Kate Leib (recording secretary). 5:12 pm Read More

Board Of Education Orders Election Of New Board Members

Attention residents: Do you care about children and want to make an impact in the lives of Beverly Hills’ youngest inhabitants? Consider joining the Board of Education.  On Tuesday evening, the board unanimously passed a resolution calling for an election on Nov. 6 for two governing board members. Both Board President Lisa Korbatov, who is now finishing her ninth year in her second term on the board, and board member Howard Goldstein, now in his fifth year of his first term, have publicly said they did not plan to run again. However, as anyone with lack of access to a magical crystal ball knows, that remains to be seen. 6:43 pm Read More