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School Board Leaders Are Ready for Change

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Both outgoing Laguna Beach Unified School District board members leave feeling satisfied as well as some heart pangs after multiple terms of service. But neither is going far, they said. Betsy Jenkins was elected in 2002 and served three four-year...

Absorbing Culture Without a Passport

Future opportunities for cultural exchanges between local students and their peers in Menton, France, were discussed in a recent video chat by school representatives. School board members Betsy Jenkins and Theresa O’Hare joined Laguna Beach High School Principal Joanne...

School Board Approves Final Budget

First-year Supt. Sherine Smith’s four-year contract was extended 12 months by the school board last week, which also adopted a $40.9 million budget and bid farewell to high school principal Don Austin. The board unanimously approved the final 2011-12 budget, which accommodates an...

Marketer Joins Laguna Beach Live Board

Joe Becker joined the board of Laguna Beach Live, which presents professional live music up close and accessible in an eclectic mix of styles and venues.  A direct marketing entrepreneur, Becker retired in his late 30s and has since pursued his passions including writing,...

Public Access to School Track Improved by An Hour

After a dozen local track users expressed their dismay earlier this month about new restrictions over field use, the school board voted unanimously Tuesday to slightly modify its policy.   With their vote, they rescinded restrictions that barred the public from the track for...

School Boards Recognize Their Members

The California School Boards Association pays tribute this month to the 5,000 elected officials who are dedicated to providing public education to students throughout the state. The Laguna Beach Unified School District board is comprised of Theresa O’Hare, who serves as...