Mr. BrownUPDATE, MAY 6, 3:14 P.M.: The Capistrano Unified School District today issued a short response to a letter from the Orange County District Attorney's office alleging the district's Board of Trustees committed "multiple violations" of the state's open-meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act.H ... More >>
Illustration by Evan YarboroughFormer CUSD Supt. Woodrow Carter, presumably resting in retirement.The beleaguered Capistrano Unified School District has been through about, oh, 732 different superintendents in the past, say, four years. Following the firing of facial-loving supe Woodrow Carter la ... More >>
As mentioned in last week's Weekly story about the Capistrano Unified School District, many of the loudest critics of the new "reform" board are concerned about the Education Alliance, a conservative group that helped get the board into power. Are the recall trustees hostile to public education? Do ... More >>
Guys, either you go or you're going to cost everyone a lot of money -- that's roughly the sentiment delivered to longstanding Capistrano Unified School District trustees Marlene Draper and Sheila Benecke Tuesday by three of the seven members on the tense and divided board.
The three newest truste ... More >>
Things didn't quite hit showdown tenor last night at a special Capistrano Unified School District board meeting meant to address findings by the OC DA that four of the board's current members had repeatedly violated open meeting laws by holding illegal closed meetings. The meeting was scheduled for ... More >>
News of a damning District Attorney report that found four current and three former trustees who served on the board of the 51,000-student Capistrano Unified School District repeatedly violated open meeting laws by holding illegal closed meetings (See, "Brown Act Blues," Oct. 18), culminated today w ... More >>