Friday, May 15, 2009

Clip Report for May 15

May 14, 2009
Parents Worry Over School Stimulus Spending
    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego city schools will receive millions of dollars in federal stimulus money, but some parents are concerned the money won't be spent correctly.
San Diego Chargers Website
May 14, 2009
A hero of their own
    Darren Sproles spent Thursday morning encouraging approximately 30 youngsters who, like the star running back, battle stuttering issues.
When Alex Scharnitzky, a sixth grader at San Diego’s De Portola Middle School, shook hands with Darren Sproles Thursday morning, it wasn’t just about meeting his favorite athlete. It was about finding common ground with someone who has faced and overcome similar obstacles.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 14, 2009
For the record
    In a story in Saturday's Our San Diego section about the San Diego Unified School District's Teacher of the Year awards, the first name of the high school teacher of the year, Philippe Poncey, was misspelled. Also, the name of Bill Freeman, the elementary school teacher of the year, was on second and third reference, replaced with the name of his school, Porter Elementary.
Voice of San Diego
May 15, 2009
SacBee: Teacher Layoffs Still Possible
    I nearly spit out my orange juice this morning when I read that California schools might still be able to lay off teachers -- even if they did not warn them of layoffs earlier this year as is typically required under the law. The Sacramento Bee reports:
Sacramento Bee
May 15, 2009
Sacramento area school districts consider second round of layoffs
Most local teachers who received layoff notices earlier this year have had them rescinded. But they can't relax just yet.
    School officials will be watching state budget revisions and the May 19 special election to decide whether to take advantage of a unique situation that allows them to issue more pink slips.

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