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Caps Off to LBHS Class of 2018

By Gabrielle Mix, Special to the Independent              “Perseverance is incredibly powerful and the great thing is, everyone has it in them,” Lauren Tran, Laguna...

Absent School Board Member Returns

Amid controversy about missing school board meetings for more than three months, Carol Normandin took her seat again on the Laguna Beach Unified School...

Retiring El Morro principal Chris Duddy dies in sleep

El Morro School principal Chris Duddy died in his sleep Tuesday, school district officials said in a press release. He was 57. Duddy was slated...

Seniors Stride Into Their Future

By Charlie Warner, Special to the Independent                 After four years in high school, the senior class of 2017 embarked this week on a new journey. Before...

Laguna Beach USD consultant shares roadmap to confront institutional racism

By Breeana Greenberg, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach Unified School District, in partnership with a consulting firm, has taken the first steps to...

Laguna Beach USD Superintendent’s new salary exceeds $331,000

The top employee of the Laguna Beach Unified School District will see his annual salary increase to $331,813 starting Friday. A 3% pay increase and...

Laguna Beach USD to survey parents on schooling during pandemic

By Daniel Langhorne | LB Indy   The Laguna Beach Unified School District will resume distance learning on Aug. 24, following parents’ mixed reaction to a...

Parents and students rally for Laguna Beach USD to nix proposed schedule change

More than 60 Laguna Beach parents and students waived colorful signs and chanted at Park Avenue and Legion Street on Friday to protest a...

Laguna Beach High School Class of 2021 Scholarship Awards

Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation presented scholarships to 99 graduating students on May 21. The funds awarded total $355,125. A. H. Robertson Memorial Scholarship...

Updated: Gifted Teacher, Musician Roger Shew Dies

Roger Shew, the popular jazz instructor in the Laguna Beach public schools, died eight months after his diagnosis with cancer.

Laguna Beach USD school bus yard eyed for potential housing site

By Breeana Greenberg, Special to the Independent The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education and City Council discussed adding the school bus yard...

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LBHS Students Deliver Care Packages to the Homeless

By Justine Amodeo   The memory of a homeless woman sitting in the cold on a bench eating a hot dog in front of the Laguna...

A New Language School Steeped in Encouragement — and Love

By Barbara McMurray, Special to the Laguna Beach Independent “Bravo, come parli bene!” (“Wow, how well you speak!”) Sean Cook heard this often as a...

Laguna Beach USD names 2021-22 employees of the year

A Thurston Middle School social studies teacher and district human resources assistant were selected as the 2021-22 employees of the year for the Laguna...