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Capistrano Unified Taps Alameda Educator as New Superintendent

Capistrano Unified Taps Alameda Educator as New Superintendent

Kirsten Vital will make the move south from Alameda Unified.
UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

UC Irvine Law School Granted Full Accreditation

The law school was opened in 2009, the first new public school in state in nearly 50 years.
St. Margaret's to Break Ground on New Middle School in August

St. Margaret's to Break Ground on New Middle School in August

"Building the Middle School is the last major step in completing the Campus Master Plan envisioned a decade ago," say school officials.
Want Good Seats at SJHHS Graduation? Yeah, There's an eBay Auction for That

Want Good Seats at SJHHS Graduation? Yeah, There's an eBay Auction for That

How much is a guaranteed parking space and upfront seats worth to you?
ROP's Best and Brightest from Capo, Laguna Beach Unified Honored

ROP's Best and Brightest from Capo, Laguna Beach Unified Honored

The South Coast Regional Occupational Program offers more than 50 career and technical education courses especially designed to meet educational standards and industry needs.
VIDEO: Mock DUI Crash Seen a Different Way

VIDEO: Mock DUI Crash Seen a Different Way

San Juan Hills High students put a cinematic twist on the annual tradition at local high schools, designed to prevent drinking and driving.
Incoming San Juan Hills Freshman Class Jumps by More Than 155 Students

Incoming San Juan Hills Freshman Class Jumps by More Than 155 Students

The district will add 10 portable classrooms to accommodate the growth.
Local High Schools Make Washington Post List of the State's Most Challenging

Local High Schools Make Washington Post List of the State's Most Challenging

Four schools in Capo and four in Saddleback Valley make the cut.
JSerra Gets Its First Fulbright Scholar

JSerra Gets Its First Fulbright Scholar

Norah Arafeh will spend a year in Jordan is to analyze how Jordanian institutions are helping accommodate Syrian university student refugees in Amman, Jordan.
The Face of Capistrano Unified to Leave This Week

The Face of Capistrano Unified to Leave This Week

Marcus Walton has accepted a similar position at a school district up north.
CUSD Looking to Sign New Teachers Contract to Restore Days, Class Sizes

CUSD Looking to Sign New Teachers Contract to Restore Days, Class Sizes

Capo Unified staff also want a three-year contract.
CUSD Trustees on Themselves: It's OK Not to Vote 7-0 All the Time

CUSD Trustees on Themselves: It's OK Not to Vote 7-0 All the Time

But in interviews with a district consultant, they do believe they come together for the most important issues facing the sprawling district.
Traffic Snarled on the Way to San Juan Hills High

Traffic Snarled on the Way to San Juan Hills High

A message from Tom Ressler.
Capistrano Unified Parents Feel Years of Budget Cuts' Impacts

Capistrano Unified Parents Feel Years of Budget Cuts' Impacts

A focus group and separate survey produce a long list of both positives and negatives about the district.
CUSD Support Staff: School Board Is Not Easy to Work With

CUSD Support Staff: School Board Is Not Easy to Work With

Still, the non-teaching employees at Capistrano Unified say there is a “family atmosphere despite woes.”
SURVEY: Four Years After Striking, Teacher Morale Is 'Tenuous' in CUSD

SURVEY: Four Years After Striking, Teacher Morale Is 'Tenuous' in CUSD

In other findings, some question whether the school board supports public education.
What Would You Like to See in Capo Unified's Next Superintendent?

What Would You Like to See in Capo Unified's Next Superintendent?

The school district would like to know and has scheduled public forums for you to express your views.
Capo Unified to Discuss Class Sizes, Search for a New Superintendent

Capo Unified to Discuss Class Sizes, Search for a New Superintendent

The board will consider asking the state to waive any financial penalties for big class sizes as a precaution, even though it may be unnecessary for the first time in two years.