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The Lompoc Unified School District will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness campaign "in the interest of safety to all of the students and staff," a school official said.
Six local leaders were recognized last week at the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet for their outstanding contributions…
Students already enrolled with a transfer need not reapply to remain at their present school. However, matriculation from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school will require the submission of a new transfer application.
Citing a desire to operate with an abundance of caution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LUSD leaders declined to pursue a reopening waiver. Around the same time as that decision was made, however, district officials announced that teachers would soon be made available after school hours to help support students, and that by the end of September, the district would begin offering Saturday school for students via Zoom.
Annalynn Clark, a teacher at Lompoc Valley Middle School, was announced Monday as the winner of Mayflower’s “Mover of Movers” contest, which sought to award an individual “for a bold, inspiring and life-changing move bringing positive impact to their community.” Clark was among three finalists from across the nation, and was declared the winner after receiving the most online votes throughout August.
Lompoc Unified School District's Teacher Support Providers program, which replaced the former Lompoc Apprentice Teacher Support System, was introduced last year to provide a support system for teachers and keep them in the profession, which could in turn improve student outcomes and reduce the district’s costs for continual recruitment, hiring and on-boarding.
The Lompoc Library System has adapted in recent months to serve a community that can no longer be physically present within its facilities. The efforts from library staff have included using the internet to proactively stay connected with patrons, as well as using library resources to benefit other organizations within the community that may be in need.
LUSD officials reported the crimes Sunday, less than 24 hours before the start of the 2020-21 school year, which opened with students taking classes virtually and away from campuses. The vandalism and theft is believed to have occurred at some point between Friday and Sunday at Fillmore and Hapgood elementary schools, both of which appeared to have been ransacked.
Accommodating and adjusting is a recurring theme for families and educators throughout Lompoc Unified School District as they prepare for a school year in which the only assurance appears to be that very little is assured.
The races are now set for the Nov. 3 election following last week’s passage of the filing deadline. Gilda Cordova, who was appointed to her District 1 City Council seat in January 2019, will run unopposed to maintain that seat, while District 4 Councilman Jim Mosby will face off against challenger Jeremy Ball. The lone other city race will involve two familiar faces, as District 2 Councilman Victor Vega, who has two years remaining on his current term, will seek to supplant Mayor Jenelle Osborne, who is running for re-election.