Tag: BVUSD

Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 – In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor Jay Obernolte. The three positions for Big Bear City CSD will be filled with the two incumbents, Karen Oxandaboure and John Green, along with Al Ziegler. The Bear Valley Unified School District seats were won by long time incumbent Ken Turney, along with Steve Foulkes, who won in a convincing manner. The crowded field of the Big Bear City Airport Board was won by Joseph Kelly and Steve Baker, along with Gary Steube who landed the two year seat. The Municipal Water District will have Maryanne Lewis returning to office for District two. And new to the Board, winning with ease, is Charlie Brewster for the MWD’s 3rd District. In addition, and noteworthy, the Big Bear Lake City Council election was done by affirmation as it was an uncontested race. Returning to office will be incumbents Rick Herrick and Dave Caretto, and joining them will be new member, Randy Putz. Swearing in for all locally elected members will take place sometime after the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters...

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Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 – Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the District will fund the program again, provided there is enough community support. Superintendent of schools, Kurt Madden, is having a ‘Fireside Chat’ to gauge that support on Wednesday February 26th, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Knickerbocker Mansion Conference Room. The community has rallied around this program, raising the $30,000. per year necessary to keep it alive for the past 4 years. The result of regaining funding will free up the group to fund other projects such as merit scholarships and instrument rentals for needy kids and educational field trips to see world renowned artists. This is an opportunity for more children to be exposed to music and to continue support for the 150 students already enrolled in the program. This will be the only meeting for the purpose of re-funding the...

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Energy Efficiency Means Cash

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2013 – Bear Valley Electric Service is giving its customers plenty of incentive to increase their energy efficiency, through its Business Lighting Rebate Program. BVES recently gave the Bear Valley Unified School District a rebate for nearly $18,900 to help offset the costs of installing new energy-efficient CFL lighting that will cut lighting costs by nearly 50%. In 2003, BVES and BVUSD replaced outdated school lighting from the 1950s and 1960s with more efficient technology. Ten years later, there is even better, more cost- effective lighting technology available, and it made sense for the district to upgrade. BVES Director Harry Scarborough said his agency  is committed to helping their customers save money “through programs that are good for their bottom line and the environment.” For most nonresidential customers, lighting represents one of the biggest users of electricity. More information on BVES Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs, are available online or call the Customer Service Center at (909)...

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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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NO SCHOOL TODAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Big Bear, CA, February 8, 2013 – According to Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, all schools in the school district will be closed today due to ongoing law enforcement investigation, and the uncertainty about the whereabouts of Chris Dorner,   District offices will be...

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