Teachers’ union leader vows ‘class sizes can be kept small’

  • (l-r, front) On July 31, Barbara Newbold, Steve Berry, Sabrina Rouser and Misty Johnston were interviewed to select an interim trustee for the ETUSD board. Newbold (below, right) took the oath. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

    (l-r, front) On July 31, Barbara Newbold, Steve Berry, Sabrina Rouser and Misty Johnston were interviewed to select an interim trustee for the ETUSD board. Newbold (below, right) took the oath. [photo by Patric Hedlund]

By Patric Hedlund

“This year, we can give back,” the president of the El Tejon Teacher’s Association (ETTA) said with a hint of excitement in his voice. I had just asked him how class sizes can be kept fairly small at Frazier Mountain High School, Frazier Park School and El Tejon School this year despite budget problems at the El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD).

A total of 5.5 teaching positions had been cut for the…

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(l-r, front) On July 31, Barbara Newbold, Steve Berry, Sabrina Rouser and Misty Johnston were interviewed to select an interim trustee for the ETUSD board. Newbold (below, right) took the oath.

State Park’s acquisition of Arciero land

(l-r) Hungry Valley Environmental Officer Chris Hon, Chair of California’s OHMVR Commission Paul Slavik and OHMVR Planning Manager Dan Canfield spoke with ETUSD’s board about Hungry Valley acquiring the land surrounding the high school—once slated for a housing development. They said they foresee a partnership with the educational goals of the school, including science research internships and programs for Frazier Mountain High School students to learn about operation and maintenance of off-road vehicles.

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