Big Bear Elementary School’s New Principal Announced

Michelle Case and Jeanette Haston

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 9, 2012, 8:00am - Big Bear Elementary School will have a new principal for the upcoming school year 2012-2013.  Current principal, Jeanette Haston, will be returning to the classroom by her own choice.  Mrs. Haston, who has been the principal at BBES since 2009, tells Kbear that she has decided to go back to teaching to … [Read more...]

Robbery at Taco Bell Prompts Lock Down of Big Bear Middle School

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 26, 2012, 3:30pm – On Wednesday, April 25th, at approximately 11:45am, Big Bear Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at Big Bear’s Taco Bell.  Upon arrival, the suspect or suspects had fled the scene.  Deputies canvassed the area and interviews with employees and patrons were conducted.  As a … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Board Adopts Measure for Parcel Tax This Summer

Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2012, 8:00am - The Bear Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees held a Special Board meeting on Friday, March 30th for the purpose of adopting a resolution calling for a parcel tax in order to continue to provide a quality education for the students of Big Bear Valley.  Already $3.3 million dollars have been cut … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District to Conduct Public Hearing on Special Tax

Big Bear, CA, March 28, 2012, 12:00 noon - Bear Valley Unified School District has given notice of a public hearing on March 30, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.at the Bear Valley Unified School District Office located at 42271 Moonridge Road in Big Bear Lake. The District’s Board of Trustees will conduct this public hearing and consider adopting a resolution … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Holds Second Community Meeting Tonight on Parcel Tax

Big Bear, CA, March 22, 2012, 3:00pm – Tonight will be the second of two community meetings hosted by the Bear Valley Unified School District to help inform, educate and receive feedback from the public regarding an upcoming Parcel Tax.  A Parcel Tax would provide locally controlled funding for our schools that could not be taken away by the … [Read more...]

First of Two Community Meetings of the Bear Valley Unified School District Explores Parcel Tax Option

Big Bear, CA, March 14, 2012, 5:00pm - Tuesday evening was the first of two community meetings hosted by the Bear Valley Unified School District to inform and receive feedback from the public regarding an upcoming Parcel Tax.  Kurt Madden, Superintendent of BVUSD, addressed the audience of approximately 100 community members by initially asking … [Read more...]

BVUSD Amends and Votes on Budget Advisory Committee and Superintendent Recommended Budget Cuts

BBHS teacher, Heidi Carrillo, addresses the school board on behalf of library clerks.

Big Bear, CA, February 29, 2012, 3:00pm - Tuesday evening’s Special Board meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District’s Board of Trustees was scheduled to discuss and vote on the budget recommendations suggested by the Budget Advisory Committee and Superintendent Kurt Madden with a goal of roughly $300k to eliminate from the school … [Read more...]

BVUSD Budget Advisory Committee Recommends $310K Cuts in School Budget

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Big Bear, CA, February 16, 2012, 6:00am - As education budgets continue to dwindle in the state of California, the Budget Advisory Committee for the Bear Valley Unified School District, formed in 2008, met again this week to help provide input and suggestions for assisting the school board in identifying areas of the school budget that could … [Read more...]

BVUSD Approves Parcel Tax Consulting Agreement with TBWB Strategies

Big Bear, CA, February 9, 2012, 8:00am - Last night the Bear Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees met in a Special Board meeting to discuss one heavily weighted agenda item.  Board members reviewed a Parcel Tax Consulting Agreement presented by Charles Heath of TBWB Strategies, a political consulting firm.  Mr. Heath most recently … [Read more...]

BVUSD Learns More on How to Develop A Successful Parcel Tax Measure

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Big Bear, CA, February 7, 2012, 5:00pm -The Bear Valley Unified School District’s Board of Trustees held a Special Board Workshop meeting Monday evening to learn more about what is needed in pursuing a Parcel Tax in the Big Bear Valley.  At a meeting on February 1st, the Board had agreed to move forward with a Parcel Tax election to help our … [Read more...]

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