Riverside: Alvord adopts a schools budget

Alvord Unified School District’s board adopted a $154 million budget for 2013-14 on Thursday night, June 27, that relies on the state’s old school funding formula instead of the new one that Gov. Jerry Brown signed earlier in the day.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

State funds lift med school

UC Riverside officials and local lawmakers were jubilant Thursday, June 27, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget providing $15 million a year in continuous, guaranteed funding for the university’s long-awaited medical school. G. Richard Olds, dean of the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

James C. Smith

Banning school board appoints trustee

James C. Smith, a retired automotive dealership manager, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Banning Unified School District board. Six people applied for the seat and school trustees ranked them and voted after public interviews conducted on… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

student digging up time capsule

Students find hidden treasure

Students at Victoria Elementary School made an exciting find on Friday, June 7, when they dug for buried treasure reported to be hidden on the Victoria Elementary School playground. They didn’t strike gold, exactly, but did find some student photos,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Gary Baug

Moreno Valley school board appointee ousted

An appointment to the Moreno Valley Unified School District board was vacated Wednesday afternoon, June 26, after petitions filed to remove the newest board were found legally sufficient. The Riverside County superintendent of schools is ordering an election to fill… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

portrait of Horton in Elsinore High

Horton recalled as kind, caring leader

WILDOMAR — Bonnie West asked for one last lap. What followed was perhaps the most poignant moment ever in the Elsinore High gymnasium. A standout from the Tigers’ 2006 section runner-up team, West led a decade’s worth of current and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Darren Thomas pictured with family.

Fund Established for Children of Chaparral…

News release from the Temecula Valley Unified School District: Temecula, CA – Wednesday, June 26, 2013– A memorial fund has been established for the three children of former Chaparral High School history teacher, Darren Thomas who passed away unexpectedly during… Read full article at Patch.com

Superintendent Nicolas D. Ferguson

Alvord still seeking new superintendent

The Alvord school board has called two more special meetings to try to choose a schools chief before Superintendent Nick Ferguson retires Sunday, June 30. The board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Banning Unified School District

Banning trustees begin interviews

The meeting will be in the Banning Civic Center council chambers, 99 E. Ramsey St. Only Charles Varga applied by the original deadline, so it was extended a week to Friday, June 21. In his application, Varga, who is retired,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Daniel Gree

Teacher honored for saving student

Menifee resident Daniel Greer was new to Elsinore High School this past year, but he made a big impact. Prior to teaching zoology/botany at Elsinore High School during the 2012-13 school year, he taught physics, biology, oceanography and astronomy for… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise