11 Jan

Declining school enrollment hits home

first_imgEl Rancho Unified and the Little Lake City School District in Santa Fe Springs were the only local districts that sent out layoff warnings to teachers. Little Lake City Superintendent Phillip Perez said the district still plans not to rehire three probationary teachers – the same number that were given notices in March. “Nothing has changed,” Perez said. “We did this back in March and there are no additional” teachers who have been added to the list. [email protected] (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – More than a dozen area teachers won’t have jobs when classes begin next fall, mostly due to declining enrollment, local school officials said Tuesday. In the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, 28 temporary teachers, a permanent teacher and an administrator received notices in March warning that their positions were in jeopardy for the 2007-08 school year. School districts are required by law to send out layoff notices by May 15 each year. In the El Rancho district, the layoff warnings were given to the permanent teacher and the administrator. The 28 probationary teachers simply received “non-re-elect” notices in March, meaning the district decided not to renew their temporary job contracts. However, Superintendent Norbert Genis said Tuesday that the district believes it will be able to rehire 17 of the 28 probationary teachers that had been scheduled to lose their jobs. “Since March, people have been resigning and retiring, things of that nature,” Genis said. “So it came down to a total of 11 of the temporary teachers” who won’t be rehired. In addition, the administrator who received a layoff notice will likely be moved into a different position, Genis said. “What’s really hurting this district, as well as others, is the declining enrollment,” he added. “It’s really not improving. We’re all going through it, but some are more affected than others.” Genis expects to lose nearly 275 students next year, and about 100 more if the Passons grade separation project gets under way soon. That project calls for demolishing an apartment building. last_img read more

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28 Dec

Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists

first_imgTwo student groups from Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny have been announced as Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017.Lucia McCauley and Imelda Boyle Bank of Ireland Donegal Reps, surprised student designers and models of Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, with two precious Silver Tickets.The students received the Silver Tickets for their entries ‘We’re all mad here’ and ‘Royal Blue.’ Niamh Ni Dhufaigh modeled the “Royal Blue” and worked on it with Helen Ni Chanainn Ni Chanthain..Amy Nic Floinn Ni Chasaide modeled “We’re All Mad Here” and helped on the design with Shannen McGiolla Chearra Ni Phatuin and Caoimhe Ni Dhroma.These tickets secure them a place in the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Ulster Regional Final taking place on the 6th March 2017.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighNow in its seventh year, the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open to students nationwide, entries for 2017 surpassed all expectations making it the biggest competition to date. 80 designs from each of the four provinces were lucky enough to be Silver Ticket winners.Royal BlueWe’re all mad hereSpeaking about the Silver Tickets, Barry Gallagher, Head of County, Donegal at Bank of Ireland said; “The calibre of entries for this year’s competition has been fantastic and the judging panel had a very tough job choosing the top 80 from each region. With every entry being uniquely choreographed to music, we are really excited to see the models bring their designs to life on stage at the Regional finals. We wish everyone the best of luck with the next stage of the competition and remind finalists to get innovative about how they gather support through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighAs part of the judging process, the public can get involved by casting a vote for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app. Accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOIstudents), voting opens for one week before the regional competitions from Ulster. Individuals can cast a single vote every 24hours. Votes account for 10% of the final mark and can make a huge difference in such a heated competition.Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists was last modified: February 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Junk Kouture – Colaiste Ailighlast_img read more

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