Students at Ramona Community School will experience a new way to exercise with the recent addition of fitness stations.
Because the new equipment was funded by a Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) grant of $98,000, it can be used by the public when school is not in session.
Ramona’s Elementary and Middle School bands are looking for donations for their upcoming fundraiser and other needs. Any cash or check donation can help with the following needs: Band, Honor Band, CORE (Community Outreach Ensemble), Instruments and Repairs, Smart Music Scholarships, Knott’s Berry Music Festival, Various Events, and Band Families with Hardships.
Calls of “recall” and “shame on you” followed the school board vote Monday night to impose cuts of approximately 7.8 percent for teachers this year and 9.4 percent for the next two school years.
Schools will be closed from May 20 to 24 to account for five of the six unpaid furlough days trustees approved. Teachers will pay a portion of their health benefit costs, retroactive to February. Teachers opting out of district health benefits will receive a $1,500 annual stipend this year but not for the next two years, according to the three-year agreement.
Ramona Teachers Association’s executive board has unanimously approved calling a general membership meeting to take a strike authorization vote.
The date, though imminent, is yet to be determined, states a release from teachers union.
“RTA members are energized by the magnitude of devastating, punitive cuts to salary and benefits Ramona Unified School District Superintendent Robert Graeff plans to recommend for unilateral imposition at a special called RUSD school board meeting Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane,” states the release. “RTA members plan to stand strong as t
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, April 21, at 1 p.m. in Dos Picos Park for Taylor Dorman, Ramona High School sophomore who died April 10 after a softball hit him in the chest during a morning physical education class.
It was his 16th birthday.
Ramona High School students left the SkillsUSA State Conference held April 4 through 7 in the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego with six gold medals.
The conference hosted approximately 1,700 competitors in nearly 100 different skill and leadership contests.
In an after-school general membership meeting held April 11, an overwhelming majority of Ramona Teachers Association members approved their bargaining team’s recommendation to accept a 4.4 percent pay cut from six unpaid furlough days, plus some cuts in health and welfare benefits.
“Ramona teachers accept these cuts based on the fact finder’s recommendations for settling the 2012-2013 contract, so it’s time now for the district to follow suit,” said RTA President Donna Braye-Romero.
The approval came after a 24-page fact finding report not expected to be released to the public until next week, if then, was uploaded to the RTA website, ramonateachers.com. Also on the website was a six-page dissenting report from Margaret Wallace, RTA’s selection as one of three fact finding panel members. Ramona Unified selected John Gray from School Services of California to represent it on the panel, and Bonnie Castrey served as the impartial judge.
The fact finding panel met Feb. 27-28 after negotiations between the teachers and district failed.
Friends and family shed tears and shared memories of Taylor Dorman, Ramona High School sophomore who died after a softball hit him in the chest during physical education class Wednesday, during a candlelight vigil held in front of Ramona High School Thursday evening.
A birthday party for Taylor, whose 16th birthday was the day he died, will be held at 5 p.m. today in Collier Park at 626 E St.
The family of Taylor Dorman, Ramona High School sophomore who died yesterday after an accident during an outdoor physical education class, invites Taylor’s friends and classmates to attend events tonight and tomorrow to honor and celebrate Taylor’s life and spirit, Ramona High Principal Tony Newman announced this afternoon.
Candles arranged in the shape of a cross, flowers, passages from the Bible, notes, cards, and other memorabilia, including a Magic Marker, pens, and pencils decorate the base of a tree in front of Ramona High School today, a tribute to a friend and fellow student who died yesterday after being hit by a softball during a morning physical education class.