BVUSD Board Of Trustees To Meet For Special Workshop

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 3:00pm - There will be a special meeting of the  Bear Valley Unified School District on Friday, February 24th at the Big Bear Middle School Library at 5:00pm.  The meeting will focus on a workshop discussing the second interim, which entails the BVUSD board of trustees setting a goal of having a positive … [Read more...]

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


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...]

Bear Valley School District Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

Big Bear, CA, January 30, 2012, 12noon:  Last Thursday, the Budget Advisory Committee of the Bear Valley School District met to receive a status update in regards to Governor Brown’s proposed 2012-2013 State Budget and to begin discussion of potential expenditure reductions.  The Committee, which was formed in 2008, is comprised of District … [Read more...]

BVUSD Budget Advisory Commitee Talks Finances

Big Bear, Ca, December 21, 2011, 12:00pm - At last week’s Bear Valley Unified School District’s Budget Advisory Committee meeting, Walter Con, Assistant Superintendent of Business, delivered the first Interim Financial Report Budget Update to the committee that consists of teachers, parents and school administration representatives.  As … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Reviews Budget Cuts Previously Approved

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 28, 2010, 10:20am - At the Bear Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, Trustees revisited the previously approved Plan B of the Budget Advisory Committee’s Expenditure Reduction recommendations in order to entertain the possibility of reinstating any of approved cuts previously … [Read more...]

School Board Approves BAC’s Plan B Recommendation, Amounting to Nearly a Million Dollars in Cuts

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Though it is not yet a done deal, the Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District did implement additional cuts to school programs in adopting the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget on June 23. The Board adopted the budget as it was presented to them in a June 21st budget workshop—and this includes the Budget … [Read more...]

CSD, School Board and BBARWA Hold Meetings Week of June 21

Big Bear Valley, CA -- East Valley residents will have opportunity to provide public comment on the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget of the Big Bear City Community Services District this evening, as the June 7 meeting of the CSD Board had been adjourned due to lack of a quorum. The district’s investment policy and a proposed resolution, to have … [Read more...]

BVUSD’s Management and Unions Agree to Seven Furlough Days in 2010/2011 School Year

Big Bear Valley, CA -- The Bear Valley Unified School District has come to an agreement with both unions—BVEA, which represents certificated staff members (meaning teachers) and CSEA, the classified employees union (which includes clerical and maintenance personnel)—as of the school district’s special board meeting held this week. As agreed … [Read more...]

BVUSD’s Trustees and Unions Agree on Furlough Day; Students to Get Bonus Day Off on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Students of the Bear Valley Unified School District will get a four-day weekend over the Memorial Day holiday, given a furlough day approval voted upon by the school district’s Board of Trustees in their meeting last night (May 19). In support of the financial challenges to the school district, both the certificated and … [Read more...]

School Board Votes to Accept Budget Reduction Plans A, B and C, But Move to Hold on Final Decision Until June 4

BVUSD's Board of Trustees Ken Turney, Debra Sarkisian, Beverly Grabe, Randall Putz and Paul Zamoyta, during last night's school board meeting in the new BBMS cafeteria, are faced with some tough decisions as they try to eliminate $980,000 from BVUSD's budget through the 2010/2011 school year. As Walter Con, the district's Director of Business Services, said, "We're running out of things to cut; we're getting so close to the bone, there's no meat left."

Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District, for which itemized budget cuts of nearly one million dollars were on the agenda, opened with public comment, which several Big Bear High School students took advantage of. First among those to the podium for the meeting at Big Bear Middle School was … [Read more...]