Education Roundup: Lake Tahoe schools not among districts in financial jeopardy
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday that 2.6 million California children attend schools in districts that are in financial jeopardy – the highest number of financially troubled districts in state history, according to a statement released by the California Department of Education.
“This is the kind of record no one wants to set. Across California, parents, teachers, and administrators are increasingly wondering how to keep their schools’ lights on, their bills paid, and their doors open,” Torlakson said in the statement.
According to the most recent report from the CDE, 188 schools across the state will not or may not meet their financial obligations for the current fiscal year or next two fiscal years. No schools in Lake Tahoe Unified School District were among those listed.
The Lake Tahoe Community College Annual Student Art Show opened Sunday at the college.
More than 500 paintings, photos and sculptures decorate the student commons at LTCC. Students were awarded a variety of prizes for their work.
The show is free and open to the public and will stay up until June 16.
Facing a $600,000 deficit in transportation funding, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board voted Tuesday to reduce their home-to-school transportation program.
The vote will reduce the number of daily bus stops from 142 to 103, the number of routes from 15 to 12 and the number of daily driver hours from 103.75 to 79.25. Bus fees for families will not change.
The district will save nearly $230,000 because of the cuts.
South Tahoe High School is looking for volunteers to judge senior projects at the end of May. Volunteers do not need experience, only a willingness to read students’ portfolios and listen to presentations.
Every senior at the high school is required to do a senior project and produce a portfolio before graduating.
To volunteer, contact Frank Kovac at email@example.com.