By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 12:06 pm in Schools.
A petition to transfer Northgate High and its Walnut Creek feeder schools out of the troubled Mt. Diablo district just passed a major legal hurdle. The county school board’s committee on district organization has accepted the petition and tentatively scheduled a public hearing for April 9 at 6 p.m. at Lafayette’s Acalanes High School.
Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Acalanes choral coach James Toland and a judge lambasted investigators yesterday for providing false information, withholding relevant facts and acting “in reckless disregard for the truth.”
Oakland’s school bosses are writhing under the prospect of a dual-leadership system as the district transitions out of its state takeover.
Super spellers had their day in the sun as Contra Costa and Alameda counties chose their spelling bee champs. Pleasanton middle schoolers are playing at Carnegie Hall this week. And a San Ramon elementary school is in mourning following the death of a fifth grader in a tragic bicycle accident.