CVWD Approves 2011-12 Budget Laying Groundwork for Rate Hikes

By Ted AYALA Rising costs of acquiring water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) have forced the Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) to adopt a 2011-12 budget that rests upon rate increases to be passed down to its customers. According to the new budget, CVWD expects to raise an estimated $8.2 million in revenue from […]

GCC Discusses North Glendale Community Plan; State of the City Budget

By Ted AYALA The full Glendale City Council convened in the council chamber last Tuesday discussing, among other things, the success of the North Glendale Community Plan (NGCP) and the state of the city’s budget for this year thus far. During the council comments segments, Councilman John Drayman thanked the director of Glendale Public Works […]

Looking at the Big Picture: the 2015 Strategic Plan

By Jason KUROSU In 1991, Glendale became one of the first public school systems in the nation to adopt strategic planning. Parents, educators, students and others work in a collaborative effort to create a plan that details how they would like to see schools provide for students in the future. At a recent GUSD school […]

Brown doesn’t offer hope in budgetary woes

By Jason KUROSU Governor-Elect Jerry Brown held a state budget forum last Tuesday at UCLA in which he highlighted the budgetary obstacles that California will face going into the new year. Brown made no secret of the budget problems. “We’re facing some pretty … pretty is a soft word. This is really a huge challenge, […]

GUSD meeting includes honors and budget talk

By Brandon HENSLEY The GUSD board meeting on Tuesday featured an awards presentation to some standout educators, then attention was turned to the job status of those teachers. The ongoing issue of layoffs within the district was again talked about, as parents and children from several elementary schools were allowed to speak in favor of rescinding the pink slips. Around 105 teachers have been handed RIF notices […]

Technology use, budget cuts topics of board meeting

By Chris BLUME Privacy rights for users of school technology was one subject tackled at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Glendale Unified School District board of education. After hearing from the public, discussion turned to a new board policy concerning employee use of technology provided by the district. Among the items discussed was employee […]