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Teachers protesting in front of Temecula Valley High School on Tuesday, May 28, 2014.
KMA June 20, 2014 at 02:56 pm
A long drawn out presentation- but your point is calif sucks.
S.S.J June 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm
KMA - Teachers are not threatening to strike. If you read the entire article, this is the start of aRead More very long process paperwork verifying process.
KMA June 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm
No more tenure- no more latest employee goes first. Get rid of the "deadwood". Long drawnRead More out process- no contract- right. ??
David Russell June 12, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Irrelevant only to cowards, bullies, and those with no practical experience. Which are you? Or isRead More the best you can offer is another rousing volley of "Na-na-na-na-boo-boo?"
ChrisG June 12, 2014 at 05:47 pm
@russell, removing tenure does not remove due process protections, as you claim. Tenure is not theRead More only thing that needs to change. Teaching is a difficult job. One made more difficult by bureaucratic largess and a great deal of parental interference. I'd like to see an increase in managerial power along with performance based salaries. Pay teachers teach. Enable them to control their classrooms. Removing tenure is a good first step. There's a lot of dead wood in our teacher ranks. They need incentives to produce. They also need the tools.
No Thank You Ma'am June 12, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Yes David that is the best I have to offer guys like you. Chris, Concur, good solid points.
Teachers protesting in front of Temecula Valley High School on Tuesday, May 28, 2014.
KMA June 4, 2014 at 06:42 pm
My info is that most of the no votes came from the grade school teachers.
see jay June 4, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Perhaps you should have attended the board meeting last night and heard first hand from all the highRead More school and middle school teachers that believe we are a family and clearly stated that the district should not have tried to pit one against the other. The high school and middles school teachers specifically stated they support the elementary teachers (NOT GRADE SCHOOL TEACHERS a term that clearly shows you are not from this era). This Tentative Agreement was voted down by a super majority! Teachers from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout the district voted NO! This was the worst offer made by any school district within Riverside and San Bernardino County and it was an attempt to divide us. It was not successful. We are all in this together and we support one another and what is best for our students and their families and all future students and families.
S.S.J June 5, 2014 at 12:31 am
The votes actually came from across all grades, there were over 600+. If you were at the boardRead More meeting, you would have heard and seen the support from all grades. Middle and high school will also be affected by class size reduction efforts. As for working six hours a day, I guarantee you, I put in at least 9 hours a day, sometimes more and a day on the weekends to keep up with all the paperwork. As for summer, I welcome the break. After teaching 30+ kids, with varying degrees of ability, for 7 hours day, plus extra meetings, math night, science night, talent show, Christmas performance, Spring performance, cookies with Santa, Spring Carnival, Back to School Night, Open House, 30+ parent conference(you have to account for divorced families), staff development, report cards, progress reports, specialized reading assessments for every student twice a year, and my free tutoring before school and sometimes after if someone needs help. There is so much more, that I am just to tired to list. We teach because we care about kids. Most of us love to go to work everyday and watch Temecula's finest grow into wonderful, productive adults. As for taking up to much of the budget, teaching is a service industry, of course, it will take up alot of the budget. The teachers did not turn down a pay and benefits. The district wanted to take way your childrens' rights to smaller classes. They tagged it onto a 1% increase, which if you break it down, is about 25 dollars a month, before taxes. There was no adjustment to benefits at all, except if you count our premium increase. If everything was about money we would have signed and went on our way.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Solar Cup Competition (Patch file photo)
Martha L. Bridges May 19, 2014 at 06:06 am
This is the kind of POSITIVE activity which we should support and encourage...and see reported on.Read More Good for all the students who have chosen to participate in this meaningful event.
Rae Anne Resident May 19, 2014 at 06:23 am
As long as they aint creamering they fool heads off at a Wildomar park I is gladder than Gladys NiteRead More singing with the Pimps if kids is enjoining themselfs. we need more storys like this. thats why I read Wildomar Magerzine becaus Nefew JordyGilLER is sure to printer all sorts of these fell good thingers.
Rae Anne Resident May 19, 2014 at 06:23 am
As long as they aint screamering they fool heads off at a Wildomar park I is gladder than GladysRead More Nite singing with the Pimps if kids is enjoining themselfs. we need more storys like this. thats why I read Wildomar Magerzine becaus Nefew JordyGilLER is sure to printer all sorts of these fell good thingers.
Courtesy photo.  See students' names below.
KB May 9, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Awesome...how did this happen though? I've been told by the Joneses of Temecula the only way toRead More excel is you HAVE to attend Temecula Prep and then Great Oak.
Temecula MOM May 9, 2014 at 02:15 pm
Congratulations Pumas! Just goes to show there is more to a good high school than merely testRead More scores! CHS is teaching our kids how to be great people!!!!
Steve May 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Most of Winchester is in Hemet Unified School District. Temecula Preparatory is right on theRead More boundary of TUSD and HUSD.
Winchester Collection May 5, 2014 at 08:09 am
It would be nice if the school district would stop accepting transfers from outside the district andRead More attempt to focus on helping those that belong in the district. Maybe then will the results be real for the area. Atheletic and academic trafers alike. Stop the mess School Board!!!!!!! Everyone want to go to Great Oak thus impacting the school with to many students.
Dan May 7, 2014 at 10:50 am
Why is TVHS so far behind Chaparral and Great Oak?
2 + 2 April 30, 2014 at 12:12 am
@ChrisG can you please elaborate? Are we for public funded schools or aren't we?
SD Spencer May 1, 2014 at 02:54 pm
It's nearly impossible to get into this school.
Very interesting May 4, 2014 at 06:17 am
This is an amazing school. If Menifee does not want to embrace it they should try Murrieta or even aRead More secondary Temecula campus. They teach a classical education style and not to all these silly state tests. However, my son still scores advanced when having to take them. As we consider moving out of state this summer, this school is one thing I will truly miss.
Photo courtesy: Temecula Preparatory School
Alek J Hidell April 9, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Sasebo has a huge American naval base. They have been well acquainted with our military since theRead More Occupation. It was the major port for Japan during WW2 and taken over by the Americans since that time. It was one of 14 targets for atomic bombing, and very close to Nagasaki. What a wonderful legacy............. American bases in Japan. Why?
KMA April 9, 2014 at 09:47 pm
Make certain they have current TB tests.
Concerned parent April 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm
George when you register a child for school it is up to the parents to identify their race, they canRead More choose to leave that section blank if they wish. So how exactly is it racist of the district to track the information VOLUNTEERED by the parents? Also this program was initiated by the state not the district so you're crying foul on the wrong people.
Concerned parent April 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm
George when you register a child for school it is up to the parents to identify their race, theyRead More can choose to leave that section blank if they wish. So how exactly is it racist of the district to track the information VOLUNTEERED by the parents? Also this program was initiated by the state not the district so you're crying foul on the wrong people.
Alek J Hidell April 10, 2014 at 01:44 am
"it is up to the parents to identify their race", ....and why, pray tell? why stop there?Read More demand the religion and political party. And state the income.
(left-right) Karen Caruso, Exalted Ruler; Ed Repic CHEA Drug Awareness Chairman; Emily Crivello; Bela Dobbins; Kiley Beaart; Barbara Conner, Lodge Drug Awareness Chairman; and Paul Gonzalez, District Drug Awareness Chairman.
Alek J Hidell March 4, 2014 at 06:15 pm
they should ban those caffeinated drinks like Monster and Rock Star and 5 hour as well. Kids theseRead More days are all amped on that crap.
Alek J Hidell March 5, 2014 at 06:31 am
they should ban those caffeinated drinks like Monster and Rock Star and 5 hour as well. Kids theseRead More days are all amped on that crap. And have you guys noticed all those 99 cent tiny bottles of vodka lying about? 100 proof and everybody can afford them. Made for kids.....
Alek J Hidell March 13, 2014 at 10:18 am
Yeah, they didn't have AP classes when I was schooled last century.....oh wait, yes they did: TheyRead More were called Honor's classes, much more challenging but an A was an A then. now we have A+++. ...... Scam.
Q Frued Grety March 21, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Um no, AP is considered much harder than honors; just look it up on Google. And honors classes areRead More still on the 4 point scale. AP classes are the only ones on the 5 point scale because they are considered college classes.
Q Frued Grety March 21, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Here ya go https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090124082903AAAaXyQ
southernbelle February 20, 2014 at 08:19 am
@ Artemis, and the weight room. It is in sweaty, moist areas, and bodily contact like wrestling, orRead More bacteria being left on Mats, Weight benches, equipment, etc. @Chris-just so you know, that link only said ow to avoid--it didn't state that the on;y way to contract is to not bathe. You could wrestle with an infected person, bathe immediately after, but it's too latte because the bacteria has already corrupted that little paper cut you got a few days ago. c'mon--don't be silly, rarely do kids go unbathed in highs school where social interaction is the utmost importance--not bathing in HS would be social suicide!!! Several sites clearly state is a bacteria that thrives in hot, moist environments, highly contagious, and spread by direct contact or the ways I mentioned before. Also, sharing towels, girls swapping clothes, sleeping on same sheets, using same razor, etc.
ChrisG February 20, 2014 at 08:36 am
@belle, ok, I cede your point. By the way, I only wrestle with my wife.
rubberband February 20, 2014 at 09:10 am
WAIT...not bathing is "social suicide?" Crap. This explains a lot.
Deborah February 21, 2014 at 09:43 am
Hi Penny, very cool to see a familiar name! Great article, this is why I love the TVUSD
jill March 13, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Non-profit or not, College Board is a big business. I am disgusted that districts can't just provideRead More classes with college prep rigor in them without it being College Board AP, and having a $90. test at the end. They brag about low income fee waivers. The fee waivers this year had a $23.00 discount. It's still $67.00 and most driven kids have more than one AP class per year. The original idea of SAT tests was to have college admissions be more fair. Being competitive costs a fortune these days, and it is just not fair.
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