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

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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 Special Workshop Tonight to Vote on BAC/Superintendent Recommended Cuts to Budget

Big Bear, February 28, 2012, 7:00am - The Bear Valley Unified School District’s Board of Trustees will meet tonight for a Special Board meeting at the District offices at 42271 Moonridge Road with the open session beginning at 5:30pm. The sole agenda item is for the board to vote on the Budget Advisory Committee and Superintendent Kurt … [Read more...]

BVUSD Board of Trustees Work to Identify School Budget Reductions

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Big Bear, CA, February 27, 2012, 7:00am - Last Friday evening’s Special Board Workshop meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District’s Board of Trustees continued discussion of the state’s budget crisis that has trickled down to our community and could greatly effect our children’s education.  How big of an impact that will be on the … [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...]

Budget Advisory Committee Meets Today

Big Bear, CA, February 15, 2012, 1:00pm -This afternoon, beginning at 3:15pm, the Budget Advisory Committee for the Bear Valley Unified School District will meet to continue discussions regarding recommendations for school budget cuts with a goal at this time to reduce $300,000 to the budget.  Superintendent Kurt Madden will ultimately decide what … [Read more...]

Public Hearing on Parcel Tax Set for March 21st

Big Bear, Ca, February 14, 2012, 4:00pm - Due to the recent proposed budget cuts to the Bear Valley Unified School District, including cuts to the home to school transportation fund, the BVUSD Board of Trustees is considering the option of funding through a parcel tax.  Part of the process to implement a parcel tax is to hold a public hearing on … [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...]

Write a Letter: Support Our Schools

Big Bear, Ca, February 3, 2012, 12:00pm - Due to the recent announcement by Governor Brown regarding the cutting of funds for the Home-to-School transportation budget by $800,000 in the Bear Valley Unified School District, a few concerned teachers and parents are taking action. The cuts proposed would force the removal of school bus service from … [Read more...]