If you’re a member of the Class of 1985 you might want to join this Colts Yahoo Groups website group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crawford1985/ and contact Laura McLaren Rocha about upcoming events.
Ruling v. Cuts
Schools throughout San Diego County and statewide are working to figure out what Thursday’s California Supreme Court ruling on redevelopment money means to their lean budgets. There’s been the hope that this move would mean more funding for schools. But, that’s not necessarily the case. “We are still analyzing this,” said Bernie Rhinerson, chief of staff for the San Diego...
If you’re a member of the Class of 1976 you might want to join this Colts Fcaebook website group at: http://www.facebook.com/CrawfordClassof76andFriends?sk=wall and contact Mindi Fogleman Ratermanis about upcoming events.
Check out the October 14, 1959 Pacer at: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/Pacer581014.html and the April 7, 1959 Pacer at: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/Pacer581014.html on the John Fry website.
If you’re a member of the Class of 1967 you might want to join this Colts Yahoo Groups website group at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crawfordhighsandiegoclassof1967/ and contact Judy Horowitz Glenn about upcoming events.
Revealing Charts on School Finances
This chart shows how the district’s funding has been cut since the 2006-07 school year. This chart shows how once you factor in the number of employees, the exponential growth of the district’s benefit costs looks pretty stark. The cost of benefits per employee has increased 32 percent since 2007 to about $24,000 annually. Now go back to the first graph and you’ll see...
New SDUSD Health Care pact
On Thursday, December 15, 2011 the new president of the San Diego Unified City School board, John Lee Evans promised new collaboration with unions and announced a health care initiative that could save the district $2 million a year. With labor officials at his side, Evans said employee groups are stepping up to help the San Diego Unified School District solve its fiscal problems. The plan will...
Colt Signed to Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Crawford Alumni, Malcolm Thomas (Colt Class of 2006), it was announced on December 13, 2011. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Gregory Alexander Trompas, Class of 1967 Passed Away on December 12, 2011
Jeffery Brent Graham, Class of 1959 Passed Away on December 8, 2011
Susan Miranda Musante-Rogge, Class of 1964 Passed Away on October 30, 2011
A consulting firm hired by the San Diego Unified School District has found a labor pact that set union-worker hiring goals for school construction projects has not cost the district any additional money and is resulting in projects being completed faster. The district entered into the Project Stabilization Agreement with the San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council and the Southwest...
Crawford Football 1961
Check out this feature on Bill Rainey - Player of the Year at the John Fry website at: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/Football61.html
San Diego Unified School District Trustees voted to use biodiesel or an alternative fuel to be used in the tanks of school buses and the diesel fleet by the end of the 2014-15 school year at their December 6, 2011 meeting. Mandating that the fleet of more than 500 buses “come clean” will help reduce pollution in the San Diego region, helping the kids that ride the bus possibly avoid...
Photo by Kellie Kim, Class of 2011
Jonathan Winn, calculus teacher at Crawford High’s School of Community Health and Medical Practices (CHAMPs), was recently honored by the Carlston Family Foundation as an Outstanding Teacher of America. Winn was one of five California teachers to receive this honor given to educators who, by their own example, demonstrate the value of knowledge through their commitment to their...
Forecast for Layoffs and Cuts
With education funding expected to go from bad to worse, the San Diego Unified School District schools are bracing for immediate cuts to this year’s budget and another round of walloping cuts next year that would result in larger classes, massive layoffs and a reduction in art, music and other programs. Superintendent Bill Kowba on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 night said taking that kind of...
Field Trips on Hold
The San Diego Unified School District has put this year’s trips on hold for a discussion of whether the trips violate the state Constitution’s guarantee of a free public school education. The issue is part of a long-running debate over whether public schools can charge students fees for various things such as textbooks, athletic participation and uniforms. The courts have ruled that these fees...
Warning Letter Goes Out
San Diego city schools chief Bill Kowba issued a sobering letter to some 14,000 employees Friday, December 2, 2011 warning about grim finances and layoff notices set to land in mailboxes before the holidays under the threat of midyear cuts. Click on this Union-Tribune link to SignOnSanDiego to read the letter and related article on this issue at:...
Photo by Kellie Kim, Class of 2011
Bertha Pendleton was superintendent of the San Diego City Schools from 1993-1998. She was the first woman and first African American to hold the position. She served as a teacher, counselor, principal, program director, assistant and deputy superintendent during her 40-year career in education. She championed equity in education and led reform policies that influenced state education trends....
Karen Jo May-George, Class of 1963 Passed Away on November 30, 2011
San Diego City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner with Lou Coffman, vice president and chief operating officer of the Sanford Consortium at Sanford Consortium Grand Opening Celebration on November 29, 2011. Sherri Schuler Lightner, Class of 1968 helped celebrate a new era of scientific achievement at the grand opening of the Sanford Consortium, which brings together five of the world’s leading...
Blast to the Past
Check out this Kearny vs. Crawford program from 1961 at the John Fry website at: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/FP611201.html
Check out this link to learn about Will C. Crawford High’s History at: http://www.sandi.net/domain/7843
Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship. High School seniors, Burger King employees and children of Burger King employees are eligible to apply. Visit: http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_scholarship_eligibility.html