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School District Boundaries in Oakley – Why the mess?

Reposted from November of 2008 School districts are a form of a Special-purpose district. Their boundaries are delineated to encompass certain geographical areas, which are not necessarily the same boundaries as the surrounding cities or towns. Districts are governed by … Continue reading

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Freedom High Teacher Awarded NFL Teacher of the Year – 2010

Frank Beede, a 10th-grade world history teacher at Freedom High in Oakley and former Seattle Seahawk guard (1996 – 2000) was awarded the NFL Teacher of the Year for 2010. This award is presented annually to a former NFL player who … Continue reading

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Freedom stars on MTV – July 20

Update 7/21/10 In case you missed it here are some links: http://www.mtv.com/videos/if-you-really-knew-me-ep-101-freedom-high-school/1644038/playlist.jhtml http://www.mtv.com/shows/if_you_really_knew_me/series.jhtml Oakley Press by Samie Hartley Jul 15, 2010 “Sure, I have a nice house; I have nice clothes. But if you really knew me, you’d know that … Continue reading

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Funding Schools in California

Lately the news has been filled with the struggles of school districts to fund the coming year. Mt. Diablo School District is cutting $48.7 million, Walnut Creek $1 million, Liberty Union $3.2 million and this list could continue ad nauseam. … Continue reading

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Looking to Create Safe Routes to Schools

In October of 2007, Orchard Park Elementary, the first and only kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school in the Antioch Unified School District held its dedication ceremony. Orchard Park School is within the Antioch Unified School District and serves students from both Antioch and … Continue reading

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Liberty Union High School District EIR for 4th High School

LUHSD released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for 45‐day public review period regarding the 4th High School proposed on Delta Road and Sellers Avenue. The Draft EIR is posted on the District’s website. A public hearing is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Read Across America Day

Monday March 2, was Read Across America Day. I spent part of the morning at Iron House Elementary School eating green eggs and ham and reading aloud to Ms Neville’s second grade class. The children were delightful and fun to … Continue reading

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