Eighth-graders will have to be proficient in algebra

The California State Board of Education has announced that in three years’ time, all eighth grade students in California will be required to take an algebra standards test, requiring students to have a full knowledge and firm grasp on algebraic thinking before entering high school. In order to enable most of their students to meet […]

Drug-sniffing dogs will be used at Potter Jr. High

With an action taken Monday night, August 18, to amend Board Bylaw 5145.12 ‘Search and Seizure,’ the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) Board of Trustees has moved forward to allow the use of narcotics-sniffing canines at Potter Junior High School beginning with the 2008-2009 school year. The step to bring in drug-sniffing dogs to […]

FUESD sets goals to increase academic success

As the summer winds to a close, students and teachers alike are preparing for the new school year, and those with the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District are no different. The district made some large strides in bettering the academic standard in the elementary and junior high schools in the 2007-2008 academic year, and while […]

Developer delays vote on downsized home plans

The Fallbrook Community Planning Group’s (FCPG) vote in regards to the plans of KB Home’s development strategy to downsize home models in the Shady Grove development was continued until next month at the request of the developer on July 21. The FCPG was going to vote on whether or not they would have approved a […]

North County Fire borrows tax dollars

North County Fire borrows 
tax dollars

The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) board has approved a resolution that will allow a temporary transfer of funds from next year’s anticipated tax revenue in order to be able to meet the fire district’s financial obligations for the rest of the year. The board made the decision at the regular meeting of June […]

Theft of statue is third for Fallbrook in recent months

Theft of statue
is third 
for Fallbrook
in recent months

A bronze statue of a boy holding a rabbit entitled ‘Bonjour,’ valued at approximately $10,000, and part of Fallbrook’s Art in Public Places program, was stolen from the Fallbrook Village Square last week, presumably to be cut and sold as scrap metal. The statue, which was installed at the entrance to the Village Square at […]

FUHSD opens contract negotiations while still in the red

On Monday evening, June 23, the Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Education agreed to allow the collective bargaining process for the district’s classified union, which consists of non-teaching employees, such as the security and maintenance crews in the district, to commence so that terms for a new contract may be settled in order […]

Neighbors protest group home

Neighbors protest group home

A group of neighbors who live on Los Alisos Drive in Fallbrook have banded together in hopes of stopping a transitional home for boys from operating out of a single-family residence in their neighborhood because they fear the boys will cause mischief in the area and cause their homes to decrease in value. Michelle Johnson, […]

New superintendent wants Bonsall on cutting edge

New superintendent
wants Bonsall
on cutting edge

Justin Cunningham, who has worked with several small San Diego community school districts, has tentatively accepted the position of superintendent of the Bonsall Union School District. Cunningham’s role is expected to be made permanent following a vote of the board on June 30. Cunningham has worked with the Alpine, Borrego, Jamul, Julian and San Pasqual […]

Developer’s plan for corridor shot down

At their June 16 meeting, members of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) denied the latest proposal to amend the general plan for the Campus Park West development in the Interstate 15 corridor. In explanation of the denial, it was stated that Pappas Investments, the developer, hasn’t provided enough detailed information pertaining to interior street […]