It’s finally election day, and Beverly Hills voters will head to the polls today to elect two new members to the Board of Education.
Hawthorne administrators took swift action last Friday afternoon following reports, which later turned out to be unfounded, that a substitute teacher had detained students in the classroom at the end of the day, even getting physical with students.
On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 4-1 to enter into an eight-week temporary contract with Calabasas-based Nastec International, Inc. to provide armed security at Beverly Hills Unified School District starting Monday when classes resume.
The California Supreme Court took just over a month to deny a Petition for Review brought by Strategic Concepts LLC on June 18, making the decision on Wednesday to uphold the latest judicial finding that Government Code Section 1090 does apply to independent contractors.
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.
Longtime resident and lifelong educator Rachelle Marcus has officially become the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring for one of two upcoming seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education.
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.
With Beverly Hills Unified School District projected to deficit spend upwards of $5 million next year, according to the latest BHUSD financials, the Board of Education is tasked with making serious changes to how the school district operates.
In the wake of the Beverly Hills Police Department’s investigation into alleged student-on-student sexual assault at Beverly Vista – which a previous Beverly Hills Unified School District report referred to as “sexual harassment” – at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Board of Education met in closed session for almost three hours to discuss just one agendized item: “PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE.”
The entire community is invited to attend tonight's Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education meeting at which time Board VP Lisa Korbatov is poised to take over the presidency from Mel Spitz. Board member Noah Margo is poised to take over the role of Board VP.