Tag: Bear Valley Unified School District

Bear Valley Educators Invited to “Appreciation Days” at Barnes & Noble

Redlands, CA, October 7, 2013 – Barnes & Noble in Redlands always gives K-12 educators a 20% discount on school supplies, but during Educator Appreciation Days, they’ll get 25% off both classroom and personal purchases. Homeschooling and traditional teachers in the Bear Valley Unified School District are invited to bring their membership card to the bookstore between October 12 and October 20 during normal business hours. Those without membership cards can apply for a free one in the store, located at 27460 Lugonia Avenue in the Citrus Plaza. Normal business hours are Sunday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. In addition, the store will host a reception for educators during Appreciation Days on October 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature complimentary refreshments, giveaways, a hands-on art project and a special presentation by guest speakers Kim Cavanagh and Carolyn Bainer on adding Art to the STEM classroom. Kim Cavanagh is currently the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Redlands USD.  In the past, she served as a teacher, a school principal, and the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts and GATE for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.  Carolyn Bainer is an educational consultant with Such Good Work and has served as a professional development writer for 300 school superintendents in California. She is also a retired school principal and district office administrator. Barnes...

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School Board Holds Public Hearing on Energy Services Contract

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 25, 2013 – The Bear Valley Unified School District has given notice of a date change on an upcoming public hearing. The hearing involves the Governing Board considering entering into an energy services contract and facility financing contracts. The hearing will now be held October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Office, located at 42271 Moonridge Road in Big Bear Lake. The facility financing contracts have to do with energy conservation facilities at various existing sites throughout the District. Details will be presented at the public hearing, and the testimony of all interested persons for or against the proposed Agreements will be heard.   Any protest pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of the proceedings should be filed in writing with the Board Secretary of the District on or before the time set for the hearing.  The District may waive any irregularities in the form or content of any written notice and at the hearing may correct minor defects in the proceedings.  Written protests may be withdrawn, in writing, at any time before the conclusion of the...

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Non-Nutritious Foods on Tonight’s School Board Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 4, 2013 –  Those wanting to attend tonight’s Regular Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District should note the location for part of it has been changed. The Closed Session will be held as planned at 5:15 p.m. at the District Office (42271 Moonridge Road). But the 6:30 p.m. Open Session will now be held at North Shore Elementary School (765 N. Stanfield Cutoff). The Open Session was moved to the elementary school to accommodate what is expected to be a large number of participants in the scheduled discussion on Student Health and Nutrition. At issue is the right of organizations to use non-nutritious foods and beverages for after-school fundraisers. The meeting agenda’s relevant supporting documents include the District Board Policy on “Other Food Sales.” Adopted in 2007, it states in part: Any food sales conducted outside the district’s food service program shall meet nutritional standards specified in law, Board policy, and administrative regulations and shall not reduce student participation in the district’s food service program. The Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to approve the sale of foods and beverages outside the district’s food service program, including sales by student or adult organizations, sales through vending machines, and/or sales at secondary school student stores for fundraising purposes. A similar policy adopted in 2007 and revised in 2012 states: The Superintendent or designee shall encourage school organizations to use healthy...

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School District Opens CNG Fueling Station

Big Bear Lake, 2013— Bear Valley Unified has become the latest California school district to build a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at its transportation facility. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at 44548 Baldwin Lane Road in Sugarloaf. The District’s present fleet of school buses now includes five that run on CNG; through further grants, eventually all 19 buses will be converted to natural gas. Compressed Natural Gas as a transportation fuel dates back to World War II, with the U.S. now leading the world in natural gas reserves. Today, natural gas is used extensively in public transit and in municipal fleets. California currently has 140 public CNG fueling sites and 200 private fleet sites, while there are more than 1,300 nationwide....

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Hummingbird thrift store offers aid

Big Bear City, CA, January 7, 2013 – Applications for the Winter Activities Tuition Program and School Supplies Program are now available at the Hummingbird Thrift Store (400 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City). Tuition is available for skiing, snowboarding and other selected programs offered by the Recreation and Park District.  School supplies are available for the second semester for children enrolled in the Bear Valley Unified School District. In order to qualify, parents must be low-to-moderate income and live in Big Bear Valley. For additional information call (909)...

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