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Proposition Q is now Measure Q

Election 2014

Ramona Unified School District’s $40 million bond bid on the Nov. 4 ballot has had a name change: Proposition Q is now Measure Q.

Propositions are state ballot items, and local ballot proposals are measures, reports the San Diego Registrar of Voters.

“We received word today from the Registrar of Voters that they are changing the name of all local ballot propositions to Measure and dropping the term of Proposition,” Superintendent Robert Graeff said in an email. “Apparently, San Diego is the last county in the state to make this change. So Prop Q is now Measure Q.”

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club: What is it and what does it do?

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“Booster clubs are just there for the football team,” seems to be what many believe of most high school booster groups. That’s not the case at Ramona High School.

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club (RBBC) raises a lot of money at football games but gives the majority of the money raised to everyone else. The football team gets a percentage of snack bar sales and season tickets purchased, but the remainder of the funds raised at the games and through other fundraisers goes into the bank to provide monetary grants to the not so high profile team sports and clubs.

Ramona school district provides free and reduced-price meals

Ramona Unified School District provides free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

Copies of the policy are at each school and in the district office, 720 Ninth St. Household size and income determine if children qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Foster children and children who receive food stamps, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP) or Food

Students start a new school year

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Members of the Olive Peirce Middle School band welcome students to school on the first day with entertaining music

Technology, math and writing at forefront of Ramona’s new school year

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Monday, Aug. 25, is the first day of school for the students of Ramona Unified School District, and if the start of a fresh year isn’t exciting enough, district sites are implementing a variety of new learning opportunities with technology, math and writing at the forefront.

The increased ability to integrate technology across the curriculum has all sites buzzing with plans. In support of the district goal to upgrade technology capabilities and opportunities at all sites, mobile Chromebook labs containing 30 student Chromebooks were purchased for all schools. This has Ramona Elementary Principal Daniel Paquette “well on the way to providing every student with a Chromebook that will allow learners to research, read and write about all core material through the use of technology.”

Ramona Kiwanians make special delivery to elementary school

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Kiwanis Club of Ramona delivers classroom supplies to Ramona Elementary School the Friday before school starts. From left are Michele Beus, transitional kindergarten/kindergarten teacher Michele Beus, Kiwanis member Mary Halliday, fourth-grade teacher Amanda Szyjka and Ramona Elementary secretary Susana Abarca.

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools receives federal tax-exempt status

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Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a volunteer organization started in 2013, has received tax-exempt status from the federal Internal Revenue Service.

“That is great news,” said FORUS member Dave Patterson, chair of the nonprofit’s Roof Project, when he learned of the IRS notice last week.

The California nonprofit had been awaiting word from IRS before re-energizing its Roof Project campaign.

Montecito High School starts registration

Registration packets for new and returning students at Montecito High School are available in the school office weekdays through Aug. 15.
The office at 720 Ninth St. is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Montecito High is one of Ramona Unified School District’s alternative schools for students in ninth through 12th grades.
School will start on Monday, Aug. 25.
More information is available at the office, 760-787-4300.
Information about the district’s Future Bound program for independent study is at 760-787-2068.

Registration packets available at Montecito High School Aug. 6-15

Registration packets for new and returning students at Montecito High School are available in the school office weekdays from Aug. 6 through Aug. 15.

The office at 720 Ninth St. is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Montecito High is one of Ramona Unified School District’s alternative schools for students in ninth through 12th grades.

School will start on Monday, Aug. 25.

More information is available at the office, 760-787-4300.

Information about the district’s Future Bound program for independent study is at 760-787-2068.

School board asks Ramona voters for $40 million bond

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With the support of four of its five members, Ramona Unified School District Board agreed to place a $40 million bond bid on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Trustee John Rajcic voted Present, saying he believes some of the ballot language is disingenuous.

Also in the special meeting, trustees approved a $49 million spending plan for the 2014-15 budget year that started July 1 and a Local Control and Accountability Plan setting goals for students. In addition, they endorsed the San Francisco firm of Jones Hall as bond counsel and hired the investment firm of Edward Jones as bond underwriter.

“If approved by the voters this fall, the school bond would pay off a large district loan and support much-needed school repairs and renovations at every one of our 10 schools,” Superintendent Robert Graeff, Ed.D., said in his written highlights of the meeting.

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