November 18, 2009, CUSD Recall Committee - Today, the CUSD Recall Committee delivered a letter to the Orange County Committee on School District Organization (“Committee”) urging Committee Members to rescind their September 30, 2009 decision to call a special election on June 8, 2009 for the Capistrano Unified School District (“CUSD”) for the purpose of asking voters whether they desire to change the method by which the CUSD Trustees are elected. In its letter, the Recall Committee demanded the Committee reset the ballot question for the November 2, 2010 general election, a move that would save CUSD more than $500,000…
November 18, 2009, Letter from CUSD Recall Committee to Orange County Committee on School District Organization - The purpose of this letter is to urge the members of the Orange County Committee on School District Organization (“Committee”) to reconsider and rescind their September 30, 2009 decision and to reset the ballot initiative to change the method of voting in the Capistrano Unified School District (“CUSD”) for the November 2, 2010 general election for the following reasons:
March 19, 2009, Julie Hatchel, Chief Communications Officer, CUSD - At its Board Meeting on March 9, 2009 the Capistrano Unified School District Trustees voted unanimously to terminate the contract of Superintendent A. Woodrow Carter for a material breach. The Board of Trustees has released its final decision today, specifying charges which led to this decision. Documents relative to the charges are a matter of public record and can be requested through the Communications Department of the Capistrano Unified School District.
March 9, 2009, Ellen Addonizio, Board President, CUSD - Statement read at district board meeting on March 9, 2009 - The Capistrano Unified School District has been forced to make budgetary cuts over the last few years. This has come with unpleasant consequences. Educational opportunities and support programs considered important have had to be scaled back or eliminated. Sadly, we have been deprived of the funding necessary to continue at our already reduced funding levels.
January 10, 2009, Julie Hatchel, Chief Communications Officer, CUSD - As previously reported, the Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District, at its meeting on January 6, 2009, took action to place Superintendent, A. Woodrow Carter, on paid administrative leave. The District and several members of the Board of Trustees have received questions as to why this action was taken.