Board Briefs: March 2, 2010

Forced because of the ongoing state financial crisis to make another round of drastic budget cuts, the Board of Education on Tuesday night accepted a recommendation that will save – for only one year, unless a new revenue stream is identified – the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that are so vital to the New Haven community.
 
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E-News: March 2, 2010

District Supports NHTA Effort
At the request of the New Haven Teachers Association, the District has rescheduled its monthly fire drill to Thursday (March 4) to coincide with the California Teachers Association’s day of protest against ongoing state budget cuts. Fire drills at all sites will be emblematic of the “disaster” that the budget cuts have created for public education.
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E-News: Feb. 23, 2010

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for Performing Arts Center
The dedication ceremony for the new James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, starting at 4:30 p.m.
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Board Briefs: Feb. 16, 2010

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a list of potential program reductions to balance the 2010-11 budget and provide the state-mandated starting point for balancing the 2011-12 and 2012-13 budgets.
 
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E-News: Feb. 16, 2010

Hero of Rwanda Visits Logan Today
After twice having had to reschedule his visit as he bicycles across the country to spread awareness about ongoing injustices in Africa, former missionary Carl Wilkens, the only American who didn’t leave Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, will speak to students today (Tuesday) at James Logan High School.
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Board Briefs: Feb. 9, 2010

The Board of Education, in a special meeting held Tuesday night, accepted a staff recommendation made in response to the Board’s decision Feb. 2 to reopen Barnard-White Middle School in the fall of 2010.
 
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E-News: Feb. 9, 2010

Olympians Here Saturday
James Logan High School graduate Nkosinza Balumbu, former NCAA champion in the triple jump and a contender for the 2012 Olympics, will be among more than three dozen clinicians on hand Saturday (Feb. 13) for the annual Willie Davenport Olympian Track & Field Clinic.
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Carl Wilkens' Appearance Postponed

UNION CITY (Friday, Feb. 5, 2010) – Carl Wilkens, the former missionary who was the only American who didn’t leave Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, has postponed his scheduled appearance Monday to speak to students at James Logan High School.
 
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Letter Regarding Summer School: Feb. 4, 2010

The following letter from Superintendent Kari McVeigh is being sent home with K-8 students:
  
One of the critical strategies that New Haven Unified schools are employing in pursuit of the District goal of having all students performing at grade level in core academic subjects
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Board Briefs: Feb. 2, 2010

The Board of Education on Tuesday night voted to reopen Barnard-White Middle School in the fall of 2010.
 
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E-News: Feb. 2, 2010

Hillview Crest Helps Haiti
Spearheaded by fourth-grade teachers Nicole Lu and Junelle Mallari, Hillview Crest Elementary School students, families and staff members are raising money to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
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Police Arrest Two Suspects After Pot Brownie Incidents

UNION CITY (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010) – Union City police, working with the New Haven Unified School District, have arrested two suspects on marijuana charges after five James Logan High School students became ill on campus last week after investing brownies laced with marijuana.
 
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Logan Administrators Assist as Police Investigate `Brownie' Incidents

UNION CITY (Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010) – Administrators at James Logan High School are assisting the Union City Police Department’s investigation after five students became ill on campus last week, having ingested brownies or other baked goods apparently laced with ingredients that caused the students to become under the influence and/or sick.
 
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E-News: Jan. 26, 2010

Budget Forum
More than 40 people braved rainy, cold weather to attend last week’s New Haven Community Forum on the District budget. Superintendent Kari McVeigh and Interim Chief Business Officer Jim O’Connor told the group that despite Gov. Schwarzenegger’s assertion that education is not being cut, his budget proposal would mean New Haven will have to cut at least $3.2 million –
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District Statement

The following message, recorded by high school and middle school principals, was telephoned to parents Friday, Jan. 22:
 
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