Big Bear High School logoBig Bear, CA, June 13, 2011, 5pm – Last week, the Big Bear High School administration began distribution of yearbooks for the class of 2011 on Thursday and Friday with the intent to complete the distribution today and tomorrow.  However, after many of the yearbooks were already handed out to the students, it came to the school’s attention that an inappropriate photo was contained within the pages.  According to Tim Larson, Director of Curriculum for the Bear Valley Unified School District, as soon as the oversight was noticed, distribution of yearbooks stopped immediately Friday afternoon.  Administration and five employees of the District initiated a recall of the yearbooks making phone calls Friday evening and Saturday to the students who had already picked up their yearbooks in an effort to retrieve all books that were already given out.  Mr. Larson added that the inappropriate photo was an oversight and that this particular photo does not represent Big Bear High School.  According to Mike Ghelber, Big Bear High School Principal, students are strongly encouraged to return their yearbook to office staff at the High School.  A replacement page, that will delete the inappropriate photo, was approved by Mr. Ghelber today and is on order.  Once printed and delivered, the current page will be removed and replaced by the new page.  Students, at this time, are given two options.  One option is to surrender the yearbook to staff until the replacement page is available or students can also choose to have that one photo cut out of their yearbook.  This option would still allow for students to receive signatures and greetings from their fellow classmates.  Once the replacement page is printed, every student who purchased a yearbook will receive one.  Mr.Ghelber adds that this has been an unfortunate event and the school staff is working diligently to resolve the issue.

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