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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

Parking Issues Finally Resolved At El Rodeo School

El Rodeo’s parking problem appears to be officially at an end. Following completion of an onsite temporary parking area for staff just before school resumed, teachers and administrators can now park adjacent to the instructional facilities while construction continues at the school. 6:30 pm Read More

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