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  • Santa Maria high school superintendent shares deep ties to Taft Union High School

    January 11, 2013 8:31 PM

    The shooting in Taft hit close to home for a Central Coast administrator. Santa Maria Joint Union High School superintendent, Dr. Mark Richardson, was previously the superintendent at Taft Union High School District. Dr. Richardson started at the Santa Maria district four months ago but he still has... more »
  • Local teachers prepare for the first day of school

    August 13, 2012 8:50 PM

    It's back to school time for some Central Coast students. But what actually goes in to preparing for the big day? "They come in just with their eyes open, all excited about school, asking questions," said Rosalie Jones. For Jones, this is her favorite day of the year.... more »
  • Central Coast schools try to tackle food waste in cafeterias

    May 16, 2012 8:46 PM

    It's a California State Food Code. Anything that goes on a student's plate, touched or untouched, must be thrown away if uneaten. According to the California Department of Education, schools across the state are reimbursed $2.77 per student for free and reduced lunches; that's whether they're eaten or thrown... more »
  • Study: High school dropout rates high in California

    March 19, 2012 8:41 PM

    A new study shows California as one of the top 10 states where high school graduation rates are declining, but there are positive signs on the Central Coast. The study by "America's Promise Alliance" shows 71% of high school students in California received their high school diplomas in 2009.... more »
  • Low income Santa Maria students receive free dinners through government-funded program

    March 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    About 300 students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District are now receiving free dinners, through a government-funded program. The "Supper Program" gives needy students free and healthy dinners. According to school administrators, about 80% of the students in Santa Maria come from low-income families. Right now, only three... more »
  • District discusses next steps for May Grisham students and staff

    December 16, 2010 10:45 PM

    The decision to close May Grisham Elementary School in Orcutt at the end of the school year leaves many parents, students, and staff wondering what the district plans to do next. The Orcutt Union School District made the decision during a packed meeting last night. The school plans to... more »
  • New tardy policy reducing number of late students at Santa Maria High

    December 15, 2010 12:49 PM

    Santa Maria High School Administrators have implemented a new tardy policy to improve student performance. Those who don't show up to class on time will be taken to a detention area or pick up trash around campus. They will also miss their entire class period. School leaders say they've... more »
  • Controversial book remains on the shelves at San Luis Obispo High School

    October 19, 2010 2:25 AM

    A controversial autobiography will stay in both the classroom and the library at San Luis Obispo High School. A seven-member panel made up of parents, staff, and students voted unanimously to approve the book during a meeting today at the school. The decision comes after a parent complained about... more »
  • Local school district packing healthy lunches

    October 11, 2010 9:27 PM

    The Santa Maria Bonita School District is leading the way toward making school lunches healthier. Eighty-eight percent of the kids in the district qualify for the federal lunch program, one of the highest rates on the Central Coast. The rate is so high that the government allows the entire... more »
  • Community on alert after suspicious van follows kids

    September 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    Parents and staff at Harloe Elementary are extra aware tonight after two kids reported a white van following them to school Friday morning. It happened near the intersection of South halcyon and Dodson way in Arroyo Grande. Two fifth graders reported being followed by a white van with no... more »
  • Safer school routes on the way for Nipomo kids

    September 7, 2010 9:38 PM

    Kids at Nipomo Elementary will soon have a safer way to get to school thanks to a federal grant. The Federal Safe Route to School Grant will improve access for students by getting them off the road. The project will construct a bicycle and pedestrian path on Beechnut Avenue, bridges... more »
  • Kids getting safer route to school

    September 7, 2010 12:56 PM

    Kids at Nipomo Elementary will have safer ways to get to school in the upcoming months. San Luis Obispo County recently received a Federal Safe Route to School grant to improve access to Nipomo Elementary School. The $600,000 project is slated to start today. It will build a bicycle... more »
  • Cabrillo HS teachers return; District waiting on DA's Office

    September 3, 2010 8:49 PM

    It's a new day for Cabrillo High School. Teachers were back at work today after half of them skipped school. District officials say 29 teachers were no-shows yesterday in response to last week's fight between a student and the school's Head Basketball Coach Gary West. The Lompoc student involved... more »
  • Most Hancock students choosing hands-on education

    August 23, 2010 5:11 PM

    With more than 10,000 attending so far, enrollment is already up at Alan Hancock College by about two percent from this time last year. Most of those students are taking classes in technical education. 23-year-old Lucas Coulton of Paso Robles is taking his 4th machine techology class at Alan... more »
  • Back to school for Santa Maria Bonita District

    August 16, 2010 9:31 PM

    It was back to the books today for students in the Santa Maria Bonita School District. It's expecting to see its enrollment grow. That means larger class sizes, but also more funding for the district. These kids are facing their toughest test yet, Kindergarten. "He's more excited. He... more »
  • Thousands of students head back to class

    August 16, 2010 3:25 PM

    Students in the Santa Maria Bonita School District started classes today. For kindergartners going to school for the first time, it can be a scary process and the separation anxiety often plagues parents as well. Tonight at 5:00 on KSBY News, we'll talk to those parents and get the... more »
  • New interim superintendent named for San Miguel Joint School District

    June 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    Dr. Curtis Dubost has been named the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the San Miguel Joint Union School District for 2010-2011. Dubost will begin his position immediately. A search for a permanent superintendent will take place 2010-2011. Dubost fills the position vacated by Dean Smith, who resigned from... more »
  • Bauer-Speck Elementary School placed on lockdown

    May 14, 2010 6:12 PM

    Bauer-Speck Elementary School in Paso Robles was placed on lockdown around 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon. School officials say the school went on lockdown after a man with a gun was spotted down the street from the school, which is located on the 400 block of 17th Street in Paso... more »
  • Atascadero police have person of interest in morning gunfire case

    May 13, 2010 4:42 PM

    Atascadero Police Officers say they have a person of interest in Thursday morning's case, in which gunshots were heard near the Santa Rosa Academic Academy. That report of gunshots prompted a lockdown of the school at about 8:00a.m. It was later determined by officers that the shots were most likely... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at Atascadero elementary school

    May 13, 2010 1:37 PM

    The Atascadero Police Department tells KSBY News the lockdown at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy has been lifted. The lockdown ended at about 10:15a.m. Thursday. The school called the lockdown after officials there heard reports of gunshots near the school. Police officers confirm shots were fired in that area,... more »
  • School board to fill vacancies left by principals and superintendent

    May 10, 2010 9:34 PM

    Budget cuts aren't the only concern now for the Templeton School Board. The superintendent recently announced she is stepping down. Deborah Bowers has served as superintendent for the last four years. Two principals will also leave at the end of the school year. Deborah Bowers has been in... more »
  • Local teachers raise money for their school during McTeacher's night

    March 31, 2010 1:57 AM

    Some local teachers were busy taking orders Tuesday night, all for a good cause. It was McTeacher's night at McDonald's in Grover Beach. Teachers from Oceano Elementary jumped behind the counter to raise money for their school. The fast food joint filled up with students and parents. Twenty percent... more »
  • Santa Maria-Bonita School District rejects charter school

    March 25, 2010 2:00 PM

    Santa Maria-Bonita school board members have denied a petition to start the Santa Maria Valley Charter School. The charter's organizers vow to continue fighting. Dana Valverde, a teacher at Manzanita Charter in Lompoc, says she has already submitted a petition to the California Department of Education and will go to... more »
  • Four local schools named in state low-achieving list

    March 8, 2010 5:15 PM

    A list released today by the California Department of Education names four schools on the Central Coast that are persistently low-achieving. The schools on the list have been identified as the bottom 5% of the state's persistently low-achieving schools. The state requires these schools to implement a school intervention model... more »
  • Paso Robles school district to lay off 52 teachers

    March 3, 2010 11:42 AM

    Paso Robles Joint Union High School District officials have made some tough choices to deal with the district's projected $7.4 million dollar budget shortfall for the next school year. The district has announced plans to layoff 52 teachers and two administrators as a way to save some necessary cash. ... more »
  • Local children celebrate Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday

    March 2, 2010 12:36 PM

    Whether it's "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat" or "Horton Hears a Who," kids across the Central Coast will be catching up on some of Dr. Seuss' best-known stories in honor of his birthday. Dr. Seuss, or Theodore Geisel, would've been 106-years-old Tuesday. Each year, schools and... more »
  • Teacher shot and killed at Tacoma, Wash., school

    February 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school. The News Tribune and KOMO-TV report that the suspected shooter was killed by police shortly after in the Frederickson area. ... more »
  • Paso Robles Joint Unified School District enacts freezes to deal with budget shortfall

    February 26, 2010 11:49 AM

    The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has taken some major steps to address the $2.3 million budget shortfall for this school year. District officials have enacted a district-wide budget freeze. That means the district will not be hiring any new employees, purchasing any materials and supplies not on... more »
  • High school district leaders will take furlough days

    February 26, 2010 1:27 AM

    Santa Maria High School District leaders are making personal sacrifices to balance the budget. The superintendent and the entire management team of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District will be taking seven furlough days, two before June and five during the next school year. The furloughs save... more »
  • Santa Barbara School District approves list of $6 million in budget cuts

    February 24, 2010 7:23 PM

    The Santa Barbara School Districts' Board of Education voted Wednesday on a list that would reduce costs by some $6 million to balance out the 2010-2011 budget. The board approved the Fiscal Solvency Plan to fill the budget gap. Some tough choices had to be made and, in the... more »
  • SF school board approves nearly 900 pink slips

    February 24, 2010 11:38 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco school officials have voted to send out pink slips to nearly 900 teachers and administrators, and this time Superintendent Carlos Garcia says some of them will eventually be let go. The school board approved the layoff notices Tuesday to help plug an expected $113... more »
  • Red Cross says 3 die in Haitian school collapse

    February 15, 2010 3:53 PM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Red Cross official says a school has collapsed in northern Haiti, killing three children. Red Cross spokesman Pericles Jean-Baptiste says the children were in the school when a wall collapsed at about noon Monday in the city of Cap-Haitien, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north... more »
  • UCSF laptop containing patient files stolen

    January 28, 2010 11:37 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The medical records of more than 4,000 patients at the University of California, San Francisco may have been compromised after a laptop they were on was stolen. Officials with the university said Wednesday the laptop was recovered earlier this month after it was taken from... more »
  • Rain keeps elementary school kids indoors

    January 20, 2010 10:22 PM

    Lunch was cut short today for students at Alvin Elementary School in Santa Maria. School administrators kept kids off the playgroun and indoors. They say it's a safety issue. "When they're finished eating they can sit up on the stage and watch a movie. They can stay at their... more »
  • Los Angeles teachers ordered to repay paycheck mistake

    December 28, 2009 12:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say most of the 35,000 Los Angeles Unified School District employees who were overpaid by nearly $60 million in 2007 because of a faulty payroll system have repaid the excess money or arranged payment plans. School district attorney Dave Holmquist says two teachers were ordered... more »

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