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Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:21 AM

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Endorses GCT for HB City Council

Long Beach, CA-It’s an honor to have received the endorsement of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Being the two largest beach cities in the area, Long Beach and Huntington Beach are intrinsically tied. Our cities share common interests including port safety and security, coastal preservation, and providing recreational and touristic opportunities for residents and visitors from all over the world. It’s time for our two cities to work together to better the lives of our residents. Mayor Garcia and I are confident that should I prevail and gain a seat on the HB City Council, we can work in extraordinary ways together for our residents.


Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:28 PM

Trustee Clayton-Tarvin on WBUR Boston's NPR Station

Huntington Beach, CA-Yesterday, I was pleased to contribute to WBUR Boston’s NPR news on-air radio station On Point show. The discussion centered on “Why school boards are a nexus of America's culture wars.” For years, OVSD board meetings have been magnets for alt right fringe groups bent on disrupting public business for political gains. I’m happy to report that HBPD intervened this past Tuesday night to disperse the disrupters, who refused to wear masks inside the boardroom, a requirement in CA by CDPH and our local board of trustees. There were many K-2 students present in the boardroom and the disruption was unacceptable. Free speech is always welcome by the OVSD board, but lawful behavior is required. Listen in to hear my comments on WBUR’s show.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:22 PM

Harbour View Dual Spanish Immersion Language Students Perform

Huntington Beach, CA-Tonight we welcomed Harbour View Spanish Dual Language Immersion program students. They visited our board meeting, and performed a Spanish language song. They did such a great job, and we were so impressed. Amazing work, Pelicans!


Monday, October 11, 2021 12:28 PM

Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento Endorses GCT for HBCC 2022

Santa Ana, CA-It’s with deep gratitude that I announce the endorsement of Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento for my Huntington Beach City Council campaign. Santa Ana is the second most populous city and the county seat of Orange County, CA. It is also the 57th-most populous city in the USA, and led by the first ever Bolivian American to hold a mayorship. I’m so proud to have the support of Mayor Sarmiento, and look forward to forging a new relationship for our two cities. We must work together to propel the prosperity of our OC region for generations to come. Partnerships with key leaders like Mayor Sarmiento only further cement HB’s place as a regional leader in CA. Thanks to the mayor for his kind words of support and assuredness in my candidacy. Let’s get working ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:05 PM

OVSD Welcomes the City of HB to Oak View School

Huntington Beach, CA-The Ocean View School District was pleased to host the City of HB tonight in our fabulous Oak View gym for a community meeting. OVSD President Singer, Superintendent Hansen, the community and I heard from multiple City departments about improvements that are soon too come to the Oak View neighborhood. Special guests, Mayor Carr, Council member Moser, City Manager Chi, HBPD Chief Harvey, and so many other talented department leaders presented their plans. We were very impressed with what we heard and look forward to working together to make these projects a reality. Joint use projects have been part of the history between our two agencies and we want to continue this tradition. Let’s get to work!


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:31 PM

Fighting for HB's Public Health and Safety

 

Huntington Beach, CA-Now, more than ever in Huntington Beach, after the disastrous oil spill, we must demand corporate accountability. Gross polluters can’t be allowed to damage our environment, poison our land, and pollute our children. Trustee Clayton-Tarvin will continue to take on the big fights for our community, no questions asked. For Trustee Clayton-Tarvin, it has been an honor to be an environmental justice advocate, and her commitment is steadfast. She means business. Join us in sending a message that health and safety must be number one in HB. Let’s do this ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:46 PM

Oil Spill off the OC Coast Declared State of Emergency

Huntington Beach, CA-Approximately 126,000 gallons of oil has leaked from a broken pipeline entering HB beaches and wetlands. Beta Offshore, a division of the Amplify Energy Corp is responsible for the spill and is working with the Incident Management Team on repairs and cleanup efforts. According to the City, they will work to ensure the responsible parties do everything possible to rectify this heinous environmental disaster. HB's ocean and shorelines are closed indefinitely, from Seapoint to the Santa Monica River Jetty. Do not enter the shoreline or water. City officials report that protecting the wetlands is one of their highest priorities. The City has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 locations. However, oiled wildlife are washing ashore. The oil spill has not affected any of our operations at the Ocean View School District. Click link above to read my thoughts shared and included in the Voice of OC article.

TO ASSIST WITH ANIMAL RESCUE, contact the HB Wetlands at at (714) 374-5587.

TO ASSIST WITH FUTURE CLEANUP EFFORTS, visit cleanups.surfrider.org.

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPILL, call the City's hotline at 714-374-1702.

*A claims number has been established for any individuals or businesses who feel they may have been affected by the incident, CALL: (866) 985-8366 and reference Pipeline P00547.


Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:00 AM

OC Register-Where did all the school buses go? Some parents want them back

Huntington Beach, CA-The OVSD Board of Trustees decided on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 to resume home to school bus service for Marine View students coming from the Harbour View area. The services will be subsidized by general funds for this school year and revisited yearly. Due to a shortage of bus drivers nationwide, the service will not begin until a driver can be hired for the route. Read more here by clicking the hyperlink above to the OC Register news article. 


Friday, October 1, 2021 1:06 PM

My Official Position On Vaccine Mandate For Kids

Huntington Beach, CA-I respectfully agree to disagree with Governor Newsom on today’s decision. Although I believe COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, I do not support a mandate for students younger than 16 years old. If all the adults in the State of CA did the responsible thing and got vaccinated, children would not have to be subjected to such mandates. Thus far, we have not required schoolteachers and staff to be vaccinated in a mandatory fashion, yet some are wanting to shift a major societal responsibility to children, and that’s unacceptable to me. Even CA’s prison population is not under a mandate to be vaccinated. However, herd immunity can be reached via adult vaccination and it’s time for the adults in the preverbal room to actually act like it. We adults need to step it up and shoulder this, and do what’s right, so that our children can be left to develop to adolescence.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:06 PM

OVSD Board Continues to Save Open Space

Huntington Beach, CA-Last night during the Trustees Roundtable, I praised members of the board for being the number one providers of open space and youth sports fields in Huntington Beach and beyond. We at OVSD never sell any school sites or fields. We have preserved 314 acres of open public land since the 1950’s. As a current board member, I will not allow any open space to be sold. OVSD has 25 sites and operates 16 as current school sites. The others are leased which brings in revenue to the district. We are the landlords of Walmart, Lowes, and multiple other businesses, like perochial schools, preschools, day cares, dance studios and more. These businesses bring in over $2.2M in revenue to pay back COPs debt, and for capital improvements as prescribed by CA law. Once open space is gone, there’s no way to get it back. Also, little know fact, bedsides the 25 sites, the OVSD also owns, yet leases 7 pocket parks to the City of HB for just a $1 per year. We do this so that everyone can enjoy fresh air, green grass, and a place to relax. We have given our commitment to save our community’s parks, provide playing fields to the majority of HB’s kids, and to preserve precious green open spaces for generations to come. This is a legacy to be proud of. Thank you OVSD residents for untrusting us to manage this land!


Monday, September 13, 2021 8:22 PM

OVSD President Patricia Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin for HBCC

Huntington Beach, CA-I am proud and honored to present my first endorsement for Huntington Beach City Council, 2022. Thank you to my colleague, OVSD President Patricia Singer, for her support. We aim to prove that bipartisanship is possible and works in local government when the ultimate goal is protecting students. We ensure that learning and academic achievement are number one. We guarantee that with my possible election to HBCC, the relationship between the City and the 5 school districts serving HB will be positive and focused on making the lives of residents better! 


Friday, September 10, 2021 8:13 AM

Never forget ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, Harbour View Remembers 9/11


Huntington Beach, CA-Today at Harbour View, we attended a special Patriots Day Remembrance ceremony, as tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on our nation on September 11, 2001. A moment of silence was held for those lost in 9/11 and for those American service members lost in Afghanistan recently. These 13 lives were honored by placing 13 flags in the ground by HV students. All will remembered, and never be forgotten. Thanks to HBPD and HBFD for being present to honor our nation’s citizens and patriots that lost their lives. Never forget ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:08 AM

Welcome Back to School, OVSD!

Huntington Beach, CA-Today I had the pleasure of being on campus at Spring View and Hope View for the first day of the 2021-2022 school year. So much activity was occurring, and excitement was in the air. Elementary and middle school students alike were happy to be back together, for regular classes and programs. Scroll through to see some of the great things going on in our OVSD schools, including the training of Guide Dogs of America, and the new Hope View puppy ๐Ÿถ , Gus!


Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:19 PM

Trustee Clayton-Tarvin for HB City Council 2022 ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Huntington Beach, CA-Coming Soon, Campaign 2022!


Friday, September 3, 2021 9:06 AM

OVSD Kicks off 2021-2022 School Year in HB

Huntington Beach, CA-We’re Back, OVSD is Better Than Ever. We held an amazing Kick Off event with all of our OVSD staff, all 800, outdoors and masked for the new school year this morning. Marine View student Jordyn Prewitt wowed the crowd with a rousing version of the Star Spangled Banner, while Board President Patricia Singer, Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen and HB Mayor Kim Carr gave special messages to all. Each school competed in a school competition, and it was a blast. We’re Back, Better Than Ever!


Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:55 PM

Special Board Meeting-COVID19 Safety Plan

Huntington Beach, CA-Tonight the OVSD Board of Trustees convened a Special Meeting to learn about the District’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan. This new plan is required by CDPH to begin the 2021-2022 school year. Topics discussed were testing protocols for those who have been exposed on campus, quarantining guidelines, the independent study process, issues of vaccination and more. Pay no attention to the conspiracies circulating in our community, you can count on us to follow the expert health guidance, safeguard your students, and protect their rights to be secure while in our care. School board members, like myself, have a legal obligation to enforce mask mandates, and face possible criminal penalties if we refuse to do so per the CA Penal Code. At OVSD, we will follow the law. Masks will remain mandatory for all students and staff while inside school buildings, and voluntary while outside. COVID testing will not be mandatory for students, but offered on campus as part of a set of protocols for returning to class if exposed. Vaccinations will not be offered at our school sites to children, and there is NO mandate for kids to be vaccinated in California at all, despite what some unscrupulous players are spreading as unfounded rumor. Ignore the noise, and rest assured that, our number one priority is our students.


Monday, August 23, 2021 9:43 AM

First Day of School in Cerritos

Cerritos, CA-First Day of School ๐ŸŽ for my new 6th grade tigers ๐Ÿฏ in Cerritos. This year looks a little different, but we are all back together again in-person. Masks are worn at all times while indoors, and voluntary while outdoors. Most students kept them on while outside, out of an abundance of caution. The Delta Variant is prevalent in LA County, so we are vigilant. We have plexiglass corals for each student, a divider for me, and Heppa filtration machine as well. Per CDPH/LA County mandates, all students must keep 6ft from adults and 3ft from each other. It’s different, but we’re making the best of it. What really matters is that the kids are together again, where they belong. Welcome Back to School!


Sunday, August 22, 2021 6:28 PM

Surf City, USA ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Huntington Beach, CA-Surf City, ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ…we’re back! We are happy to be back in Huntington Beach, and went down to the pier and to dinner at Duke’s last night. We love eating there, and enjoyed coconut shrimp, panko encrusted calamari, Asian sticky ribs, arugula salad, and the famous Hula Pie with ice cream, fudge, and topped with macadamia nuts. Happy to enjoy our local businesses with their excellent food and services.


Saturday, August 21, 2021 11:21 AM

COVID Vaccine Clinic at Oak View, HB


Huntington Beach, CA-VACCINATION CLINIC HAPPENING NOW… in Huntington Beach at our Oak View School. Adults can come out and get vaccinated today at Oak View in the gym until 2pm. OVSD is proud to host this event in cooperation with ABRAZAR Community Services & Education Center, Asian-American Senior Citizens Service Center, Oak View ComUNIDAD, and with the Office of District 2, OC Supervisor Katrina Foley. Vaccines available: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
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CLINICA DE VACUNAS AHORITA! Venga y vacunese hoy en el gymnasio de la escuela de Oak View ahorita hasta a las 2pm. Vacunas disponibles son: #Pfizer, #Moderna #JohnsonJohnson


Saturday, August 14, 2021 6:41 PM

Board of Trustee's Meeting, Zoom from Croatia

Šibenik-Knin, Croatia-Tonight, from over 6,000 miles away here in my home in Šibenik, Croatia via remote connection, I attended our Board of Trustees meeting via Zoom and spoke in opposition to a motion made by my colleague to discontinue the ability of our constituents to submit public comments in writing. I wholeheartedly disagreed with him and his desire to disenfranchise citizens of their First Amendment rights to free speech. In my opinion, it’s un-American to do so, and I can especially see this from my current location in Europe. As officers of the State of California, we have a legal obligation per our oath of office to uphold and defend our State and Federal Constitutions. Shame on my colleague for wanting to strip residents of their rights. As Clerk of the Board, when in-person, I typically read these comments into the record. With the COVID-19 Pandemic still raging in California, we must allow for public participation in multiple ways, not just via in-person comments, as this may lead to unnecessary exposure to the virus, including the highly contagious Delta Variant. I look forward to returning to the USA this upcoming Tuesday, and attending our next meeting in September. In the meantime, let’s do our best to wear masks where required and get vaccinated if possible. We are in this together and must work collectively to protect ourselves, especially the most vulnerable among us, our children.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021 7:31 PM

OC Register-In Orange County, reactions run the gamut to new vaccine mandate for teach


Orange County, CA-Thanks to the OC Register for interviewing me about the new vaccination/testing mandate for public school employees. I do believe this is a great compromise, as it allows for vaccination choice while testing in lieu. Vaccines are not mandatory in CA for school employees, but encouraged. Testing will be done if COVID-19 vaccination status isn’t obtained. For those teachers and staff that are unable to be vaccinated due to medical sensitivities or that choose not to be vaccinated, there is an alternative. Schools must remain open and in-person for the upcoming school year. Kids need to be in class and engaged, and infection must be kept under control. We can safeguard and protect children in this way. It’s our responsibility to do so, and we will.


Saturday, August 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Venice, Veneto, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Venice, Italy-We made it๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น! We are in Venezia, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals, waterways including the Grand Canal, which is lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The main square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs. We have eaten some truly delicious food including at Bistrot di Venesia, a Michelin rated restaurant with traditional Venetian cuisine, some recipes from the 16th century. You’ve never had food like this before, it’s foreign even to other Italians. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Venice, the City of Love โค๏ธ!


Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:59 PM

Jastrebarsko, Zagreb, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท


Jastrebarsko, Croatia-Thank you to esteemed Professor Lidija Fištrek, my longest time girlfriend here in Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท for inviting me to her countryside home here above the village of Jastrebarsko. Her property is lovely, sits in the rolling hills nestled in between two vineyards that literally abut her land. Even though this place is remote, it’s only 20 miles from the nation’s capital of Zagreb with 1 million inhabitants. We visited some lovely places, have eaten amazing food, including that which was prepared by Lidija herself. She is an amazing cook of “continental” Croatian cuisine. Scroll through to see all that this “wine” growing and farming region has to offer. Next stop, the Istrian Coast and then onto Venice, Italy. More to come!


Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:54 PM

Island of Zlarin, Dalmatia, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท


Zlarin, Croatia-This week Keri Kropke and I visited the Island of Zlarin (Otok Zlarin). It is special for a couple reasons, but the main one is because my son Tony’s grandpa (Dida) Ivo Branica was born and raised there in the 1930’s. He was subsequently relocated with his mom and siblings to northern Egypt to a refugee camp during WWII, as Zlarin was a target of multiple bombings by both the Axis Powers (Nazis/Fascists) and the Allied Forces (USA/UK). The island inhabitants fought against the Nazis, and many of its men worked with opposition forces of the Partisans. Dida is still alive, he’s 87 and he lives in Šibenik, photos of him are forthcoming. Zlarin is a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia near the mainland city of Šibenik. In the winter time, the island has a population of 284, but in the summer, the population increases with mainland families that have summer homes, and visitors from all over the world. Zlarin has many fig, olive, and cypress trees, and other plants like rosemary, lavender and even capers which grow out of cracks in walls. Inner parts of the island are wild, uninhabited, and covered with thick forest. Zlarin is one of the only islands in the Adriatic Sea that does not allow access to cars. It is famous for red corral which is not found anywhere else. It’s absolutely amazing and I’ve been coming here since 2004. It never gets old, click link above to scroll through the photos and welcome to Zlarin, the golden island!


Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:48 PM

Island of Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

Hvar, Croatia-Keri Kropke and I visited the Island Hvar, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท in the Adriatic Sea this weekend, sailed over via catamaran from Split. I’ve not been here in decades, and first visited with my cousin Colleen Clayton, when we sailed across from Ancona, Italy just after the Balkan War in 1999. Even then Hvar was an “exclusive” spot of the jet set. It’s still beautiful today, but time has changed it, more people, bigger parties, and a lot more to do. It is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the former Venetian shipping port of Town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop Spanish fortress and a main square with the prominent Renaissance era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features secluded beaches and lavender fields. Scroll through to experience the sites and sounds of the Dalmatian island of Hvar!
Note: Masks are required on all public transportation, and in all public indoor spaces. Outdoors, masks are not required. All restaurants and bars are permitted to operate outdoors and all close at 12am. No exceptions. The National police patrol and enforce, all comply. COVID numbers are some of the lowest in Europe. Bravo Croatia!


Monday, July 19, 2021 5:26 PM

Rovinj, Istria, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

Rovinj, Croatia-Former Brea Trustee Keri Kropke and were invited to the magical City of Rovinj in the Istria Region of northwest Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท. It borders Slovenia (land) and Italy (maritime), and is exceptionally known for its gastronomic delicacies such as truffles. The food is outstanding and the scenery is stupendous. Rovinj was once a town under control of the Republic of Venice, and before that, Ancient Rome. It was later part of Italy, then Yugoslavia, and eventually Croatia. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names, Rovinj and Rovigno are official and equal. Professor Lidija Fištrek, my longest time girlfriend in Croatia, has a vacation home here, and I’ve been visiting her here in Rovinj for years, as we are almost at 20 years. We also visited the Ancient Roman City of Pula, which sits just 20 miles south of Rovinj, and on the Adriatic Sea, boasting the most beautiful and well preserved Roman Colloseum in the world, with bright white limestone blocks. It’s not just an archeological site, but a place used daily for concerts and more. Modern people get to enjoy the space just as their ancient predecessors did. Click link above to enjoy the images of magical Istria!
 
Note: Masks are mandatory inside only, and not while outside. Restaurants only operate outdoor dining and must close at midnight per executive orders of the national government of the Republic of Croatia. All comply and COVID numbers are low.


Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:22 PM

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท



Split, Croatia- We’ve been having a great time here in Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท this past week and learning about Ancient Rome and our world history. Here are some images from the Dalmatia region, from the City of Split. Please scroll through to read each caption to learn more about the history of the magical region of Dalmatia which has been continuously inhabited for tens of thousands of years and “civilized” since the Roman times. See Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split. The regional “capital” of Split, Dalmatia largest city, at Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, with a Roman Catholic St. Dominus Cathedral standing above the archeological ruins. After accidentally driving down a pedestrian only street at the entrance to Diocletian’s Palace, we were “pulled over” by these two Split police officers. Luckily, they took pity on us, gave a warning and then subsequently invited us to have a coffee with them to discuss local, regional, and world politics. We listened to radio chatter in Croatian language curated by them, absolutely fascinating. First responders international edition!


Friday, July 9, 2021 7:15 PM

Headed "home" to Europe


Los Angeles, CA-We’re off, yesterday was my birthday and my son Tony and I headed to Europe via LAX. Travel traffic is very light right now, hardly anyone moving, a great time to travel, with COVID infections at an all time low in many nations and vaccines picking up, it’s time to go. In London now and off to Croatia, Italy and beyond. Looking forward to seeing our family and friends that we have not been able to see due to the pandemic. More photos from abroad to come!


Sunday, July 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Come On Down To The OVHS Fireworks Stand ๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿ’ฅ


Huntington Beach, CA-Guess who just bought a lot of TNT fireworks ๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿ’ฅ? My son Max just dropped big bucks and all for a good cause, Ocean View High School (OVHS) where my older son Tony attends school. Come on down to the OV stand at Goldenwest and Warner in the Big Lots parking lot. Happy Independence Day fellow Americans, let freedom ring ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ!


Sunday, July 4, 2021 7:57 AM

Happy Independence Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Huntington Beach CA, From our family to yours, Happy Independence Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. From 1776 to 2021 we celebrate our great nation and freedom from the British. From sea to shining sea. Let freedom ring, USA๐Ÿ’ฅ. Note: all OVSD schools and offices are closed tomorrow, July 5th in observation of the federal holiday.


Monday, June 28, 2021 8:15 AM

OVSD Summer Meal Program Is Back ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿฅ›!


Huntington Beach, CA-The Board or Trustees has once again authorized the District to offer FREE breakfast and lunch meals to ALL children 18 years and younger, Monday to Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm at College View, Oak View, and Westmont Elementary Schools. Thanks to our partners at federal government for authorizing and financing this important nutrition services program. 

(No meal service July 5 in observance of Independence Day.)


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:31 PM

Spring View 8th Grade Promotions at OVHS

Huntington Beach, CA-The 5pm 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony was phenomenal, as our Spring View Spartans were featured. We heard from student speakers, and saw Golden Apple awards given to deserving recipients too. Most importantly, we witnessed each and every student walk onto the stage to accept their promotion certificates, well earned and deserved. We are so proud and honored to have been there with Spartan families at OVHS. Congratulations to all. Click link to see more photos. 


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:00 PM

Vista View 8th Grade Promotion at OVHS

Huntington Beach, CA-Congratulations Vista View students, you did it. You made it through your elementary and middle school careers and are now on your way to high school. Great work by all. We are so proud of all of you. Thanks to the OVHS for allowing OVSD to utilize the stadium to have our 8th grade promotions on your campus. Special thanks to our friends at the City of HB including Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Delgleize, and Councilmen Mike Posey and Dan Kalmick for joining us today to see our Falcons off to the 9th grade and beyond. From the OVSD Board of Trustees, we wish you all well. Click link to see more photos.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:12 PM

New OVSD Administrative Positions Awarded

Huntington Beach, CA-Welcome to OVSD, to our new and promoted employees, to your new leadership positions. Last night, the Board of Trustees decided by unanimous vote in Closed Session, and then reported out:
โ— Promotion of Mr. Keith Farrow from Director, Fiscal Services to Assistant Superintendent, Administrative
Services. Mr. Farrow will be replacing Dr. Conroy who is retiring.
โ— Hiring of Ms. Tami Benane as the Principal of Village View Elementary. Ms. Benane previously served as an elementary and high school assistant principal, as well as an elementary and middle school teacher.
โ— Promotion of Ms. Katherine Stapleton Crawford from administrative designee/teacher to Assistant Principal, Vista View.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:25 PM

Trustee Comments on City of HB's "Oak View Rising", 6/22/21

Huntington Beach, CA-In all my elected years, I never thought I’d see the day that a Huntington Beach City Manager would come before the OVSD board of trustees to ask for the board’s help and permission to work on community development projects. That day came yesterday when City Manager Oliver Chi accompanied by Chris Slama, the Director of Community & Library Services who presented a phenomenal list of improvements for the community called Oak View. Oak View Rising, the project’s name will include a new Family Resource Center, library, tree scape, a new mini soccer pitch, and much more. New City Council leadership means positive change in the historically underserved neighborhood of OV. Thanks to Council members Mayor Kim Carr, Natalie Tomich Moser and Dan Kalmick, for taking HB in new direction, having forward thinking, vision, and giving direction to staff to make improvements citywide. The OVSD board is willing to work together with the City to grant access to our facilities and open space for joint use projects.


Friday, June 18, 2021 11:10 AM

Hope View-5th Grade Promotions


Huntington Beach, CA-The OVSD Board of Trustees and Executive Cabinet were proud to attend Hope View 5th Grade Promotions today at 10am and 1pm. Thanks to the Hope View PTO for setting up the decorations and making the event special for the kids and families. We got to hear from the principal and teachers and see the kids get their certificates. We look forward to next week’s 5th and 8th grade promotions ceremonies to come. Congratulations OVSD students, you made it!

*Click link to see all of the photos from today


Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:05 AM

Guide Dogs of America at Hope View


Hope View students got to visit with 12 Guide Dogs ๐Ÿฆฎ in training along with their handlers today. They came to school for some obedience training. Hope View teacher Holly Sjogren has hosted Guide Dog puppies in training in her classroom since 2017, and I was proud as president of the board in that year to support this amazing program. Our entire board agreed to allow this important program to be housed on the Hope View campus. It is an integral part of Hope View’s award winning “Community of Caring.” In addition, Hope View students and staff collected “Pennies for Puppies” and presented Guide Dogs of America with a check for $2,000. We even got a visit from the LA Times Daily Pilot reporter Matt Szabo who spoke with community members, including one of our youngest, a TK student who was interviewed, he’s only 5, wow. Thanks to all our Hope View Hawks for sharing the time with the puppies ๐Ÿถtoday!

*Click link to see all of the photos of the puppies and the event


Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:54 AM

Vista View named CA Distinguished School


Fountain Valley, CA-We were so happy to be able to be with the Vista View staff this morning for the 2021 Distinguished School Award recognition in Fountain Valley, in-person. Vista View received special commendations from Senator Tom Umberg, and the City of Fountain Valley. In addition, President Singer, Superintendent Dr. Hansen and I, along with district administrators were present to honor the school for their exciting achievement. Congratulations team, we are so proud of you!

*Click link to see all of the photos from the celebration


Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:00 PM

Our Visit To The New Puesto Restaurant in HB ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ


Huntington Beach, CA-We celebrated the soon to be arriving summer at HB’s newest cervecería and Mexican fusion restaurant at Bella Terra, the new Puesto. OVSD President Patricia Singer, and I had the pleasure of seeing our friend and HB Planning Commissioner Oscar Rodriguez who joined us. The food was quite  delicious, and very creative in taste and presentation. We started with appetizers of chicharrones (my son Max’s favorite) guacamole ๐Ÿฅ‘, and then had tacos ๐ŸŒฎ of all sorts, including Baja style fish, quesabirria, carnitas, and al pastor. Patricia had the ceviche, and of course freshly made chips and salsa. The big attraction though, was the amazing secret “man in the mirror” according to Max, that sends messages while in the restroom. Scroll down through to see the video and check out the mystery message. Thank you to Puesto and the other businesses at Bella Terra which form the largest tax base in OVSD boundaries for Measure R projects, and help to support our school district. We appreciate you all! 

*Patricia, Oscar and I are all COVID-19 vaccinated, and pleased to be out supporting local HB businesses. Click link to see all of the photos including the delicious food. 


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:53 AM

Honoring OVSD Retirees 2021

Huntington Beach, CA-At last night’s OVSD Board Meeting, we celebrated our 2021 Retirees and Years of Service recipients. You can see the video honoring these dedicated employees by accessing the presentation below. Also, we got to see former trustee Joe Gaglione, he was present for the ceremony. Congratulations to all. 

*Click link above to see video montage of our honorees


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:07 PM

Congratulations OVSD Employees!

Huntington Beach, CA-Last night we celebrated milestones for our cherished OVSD employees for years of service and final retirements. All were represented including teachers, staff, and administrators. We are saying goodbye to two gentleman that I had the honor to hire during my time on the board in the last 9 years. We say goodbye to Assistant Superintendent Felix Avila, the “last man standing” after our abestos issues in 2014, and who took us up on our offer to serve as Interim Superintendent when we were without a leader for a short while. He was named the CA Superintendent of the year recently and he truly bridged the gap with our labor groups, healing old wounds and creating new partnerships. He will be sorely missed by all. We also said farewell to Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michael Conroy, our CBO and leader of Administrative Services. When we hired him, we knew we had “hit the jackpot.” He was the top of the top, the highest recommended in SoCal and we were thrilled to have him work for us. He turned our ship around, and moved mountains to manage our Measure R bond projects, after helping to secure the bond via leading the campaign as a concerned citizen. He can fix anything, and made magic happen with very little. As I’ve said, he’s the best “money man” in CA. I credit him with making OVSD the safest place during the COVID pandemic. Thank you to all of our esteemed employees for all that you do, you’re indispensable, irreplaceable, and loved. Congratulations from the Board of Trustees!


Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:01 PM

CNN Interview on QAnon Infiltration into HB


Huntington Beach, CA-Thanks go out to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and journalist Sara Sidner for informing our nation about what has been occurring in our Orange County community. Sidner interviewed me along with several HB City Council members, and community residents about QAnon conspiracy theories infiltrating local government. Former Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz has made controversial anti-masking comments during the entire pandemic. He’s refused to wear a mask on OVSD campuses, even at the height of the COVID surge in December 2020. When asked to do so to attend in-person city council meetings when they resumed this year, he declined again, prompting council members to continue to meet online for months. He then appeared at an anti-mask protest at the Orange County Department of Education on Monday, May 18, 2021, and stated that he instructed his children to defy their teachers, and take their masks off while in class. The following day, Ortiz’s girlfriend Amber Miller filmed his sons in the morning with instructions to be “strong” and keep their masks off and defy school district rules. Miller posted this video on the internet in hopes that it would be shared far and wide, calling the school district safety protocols abusive and instructed the children to “not let their teachers bully them into wearing masks.” CA has reiterated as of yesterday that masks remain mandatory in school settings to safeguard schoolchildren who are a population that are completely unvaccinated for COVID-19 if under 11 years old.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:44 AM

Congratulations to our Cerritos Tigers ๐Ÿฏ.


Cerritos, CA-First and foremost, I’m a teacher, and have been so for 25 happy years. Being a teacher led me to running for school board. With the pandemic, our classrooms, schools and students’ lives have been stressed. However, today we celebrated, as it was our in-person 6th grade promotion day. This the our 6th grade team. We love our Cerritos ๐Ÿฏ. Congratulations to all!


Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:29 PM

My HB City Council Comments, 6/1

Huntington Beach, CA-Tonight I attended the first in-person City Council meeting since last year. Unlike OVSD which reconvened in-person meetings June 30, 2020 with all board members masked, HB had a tough time getting compliance from council members. This ceased last night as the rules were changed, and now unmasked people can be in the chamber if they show proof of COVID vaccination or negative test status. It should be known that Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz resigned effective immediately. Lastly, I want to continue to thank OVSD students, parents and staff for being so cooperative with our mask policies. When we are allowed to relax them, we will take action. We appreciate your continued support.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:04 PM

OVSD Volunteer Awards 2021

Huntington Beach, CA-Last night at our Board of Trustees meeting, we had the honor of giving certificates of recognition to our outstanding community volunteers for the 2020-2021 year from all our schools. We are very proud of all our OVSD volunteers, they are the heart ๐Ÿ’œ of our school district. We say goodbye to the Lake View’s PTO President Amanda Mink, who did an amazing job taking over the position when Patricia Singer was elected to our board in 2018. Amanda had big shoes to fill but she did so expertly. Amanda is now moving out of state to be with family and we wish her all the best. We will miss her. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers for all you do!
*Click link above to see entire post with photos and names of all the special volunteer recipients.


Friday, May 21, 2021 3:13 PM

Canโ€™t make it to Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท? Come to HB's Ouzo & Feta


Huntington Beach, CA- Can’t make it to Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท? Don’t worry, we have Ouzo and Feta restaurant right here in HB. This week my mom Dee, my older son Tony and I visited HB’s Ouzo and Feta restaurant for a late lunch. The food was absolutely outstanding, the service stellar, and the ambience just like in Europe. In the past, I spent months in Greece and love the food, the people, and country as a whole. What I can say about Ouzo and Feta is that this HB restaurant encapsulates all the best of Greek cooking and life. We had the happy hour specials of gyros, calamari, and hummus, plus Tony had koftas kebabs plate and it was delicious. Check it out, click the link above for location and photos of food, you’ll love it!


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 PM

KTLA-Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortizโ€™s sons sent home from school for refusing to wear masks


Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:12 PM

No Mask = No In-Person School in OVSD

Huntington Beach, CA-The rules are simple and they apply to all of our students and families. Sadly, HB Mayor Tem Tito Ortiz thinks he’s above the rules of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees, but he’s not. “In line with the current guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ocean View School District requires staff and students to wear masks on our school campuses. If a student is unwilling to wear a mask, they may attend our Virtual Academy,” Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen said in a statement. President Patricia Singer and I both spoke to CBS2 news yesterday and we want to be abundantly clear, whether parents are former mixed martial arts fighters or a current elected leader, there would be no preferential treatment. Celebrity does not exempt you from following the rules. No mask means no in-person school. Thanks to all of our OVSD families who do follow our rules, we appreciate you and your commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:16 PM

Trustee Comments From 5/11/21

Huntington Beach, CA-As a longtime classroom teacher and board member, I will ALWAYS stand up for those who care for our children, day in and day out, our school employees. I believe in public education, the work of all of our staff, and will defend them when under attack. Unfortunately, my colleague Trustee Westwell has made it a bad habit of degrading teachers and classified staff at every single board meeting, calling them names and attacking them. These sorts of inappropriate comments are not only rude, but violate board policy, a total lack of decorum. This is Staff Appreciation Week, and his comments were uncalled for. All OVSD staff reading this, please know the board majority believes in you and your work for our children. You always remain professional and live and work by the same principles you teach in lessons to our children. I will continue to rebut my colleague when spreads defamatory information. Thank you to all of the employees of OVSD you do, we appreciate you!


Monday, May 3, 2021 8:05 AM

Thank you Huntington Beach Police Department ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿš”


Huntington Beach, CA-Look who we saw at Hope View drop off this morning....It’s School Resource Officer Gonzales on campus, and and the boys wanted to snap a pic with him. The two students are 3rd graders from Mrs. Gill’s class, Jake and my son Max. Officer Gonzales was at the gate welcoming students and assisting classified staff while they were taking temperatures. Thank you HBPD, we appreciate you!— at Hope View Elementary.


Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02 AM

ACSA Award Winner-AJ Lopez from Spring View

Huntington Beach, CA-At the last Board of Trustees' meeting, we were honored to see our student AJ Lopez receive a prestigious ACSA Award. Congratulations to Spring View student Anthony (AJ) Lopez, he has been named the Association of California School Administrators’ (ACSA) Every Student Succeeding Award Winner for OVSD. AJ is an exceptional young man who has overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve academic excellence. He received special recognitions at Spring View and our Board of Trustees meeting. Great work AJ!


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:38 AM

Vista View Middle School Wins Distinguished School Award ๐Ÿฅ‡

 

Fountain Valley, CA-Vista View Middle School Wins Distinguished School Award. OVSD students and staff, you just keep impressing us so much. Amazing news, our Vista View Falcons of Fountain Valley, California are in the news, as recipients of CA’s highest school honor, the Distinguished Schools Award. Thank you State Superintendent Tony Thurmond for this award!


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:49 PM

Recap, Board of Trustees Meeting 3/27/21


Huntington Beach, CA-Tonight the Board of Trustees convened for its bi-monthly meeting. We had the honor of watching student AJ Lopez from Spring View Middle School, as he received an award from ACSA. He’s a wonderful example of what a middle school student should be. We also voted to promote, reassign, or accept several resignations of our employees. Regretfully, we accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent Felix Avila due to his impending retirement. I am very sad to see Mr. Avila go, he has been an integral part of the Ocean View community and a fixture in our district providing stability in the most difficult of times. He even served as interim superintendent in 2015, when we were without a superintendent and after the asbestos issue. We are excited to welcome all of our new principals in their roles, you will be getting an email with all of the announcements on these promotions and other district level assignments. Lastly, thank you to our middle school teachers and their union, OVTA for successfully negotiating with us to bring back our 6-8 graders for in-person instruction for 5 days per week starting on May 3, 2021. We are the first in west OC to make tanks happen. Excellent work, team OVSD!


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:14 AM

Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 4/27/21


Huntington Beach, CA-Tonight’s Board Meeting will be available by going to www.ovsd.org/boardmeeting. The link will go live at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session. Please note, if you have any public comments, send them by 3:00pm to www.ovsd.org/comment and they will be read into the record by President Singer and me. OR you may come to the OVSD Board Room at 5:45pm and wait until you are invited in to make a comment. Masks are required and social distancing must be followed.


Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:13 AM

Happy Earth ๐ŸŒŽ Day, 2021!

Happy Earth ๐ŸŒŽ Day, let’s love and protect our planet. Note: Photos without masks taken pre-pandemic. President Patricia Singer and I are fully COVID-19 vaccinated.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:00 PM

Recap from OVSD Board of Trustees Meeting, 4/13/21

Huntington Beach, CA-The Board of Trustees honored our OVSD Teachers of the Year, Noel Clancy of Vista View and Anne Braise of Circle View, as well as our 2 ACSA award recipients, Dr. Carol Hansen and Chileen Spaulding. We had a special student guest as well, 8th grader Dezi from Spring View who won the Surf City Optimist Club Essay Contest Award. All of our Pre-K to 3rd graders are back in school now 5 days per week, and 4-5th will be back on Monday, 4/19/21. Thanks to KCAL9 news and Michele Gile for highlighting our first in OC program. We thank our hard working teachers and staff for making this a reality in partnership with us. Next, we intend to bring back our middle schoolers. We look forward to making this happen very soon. Great work all around, Team OVSD, you are the best of the best!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:15 PM

Congratulations, Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen!

Huntington Beach, CA-Our very own superintendent, Dr. Carol Hansen is the recipient of the ACSA Tracy Gaffey award and the OCCSBA Marilyn DeMarco award as well. She’s accomplished so much this year under very tough circumstances and we very proud of her achievements. Congratulations!


Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:33 PM

Moderna ๐Ÿ’‰ #2

Westminster, CA- COVID Vaccine, Moderna ๐Ÿ’‰ #2 in the arm, immunity is on its way. Thanks again to Governor Gavin Newsom for making it possible for teachers like me to receive the shots. We feel like we are a priority in CA.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:21 PM

LA Times-Ocean View School District plans full return to in-person instruction for elementary school students

Huntington Beach, CA-Thanks to LA Times Daily Pilot reporter Matt Szabo and photographer Kevin Chang for visiting Village View today to see what our 5 day per week in-person elementary program will look like districtwide starting on March 29, 2020. We are very proud of our students and staff in all of our OVSD schools. See link above for full article. 


Friday, March 19, 2021 11:12 AM

KCAL9 reports on OVSD 5-days per week starting 3/29

Huntington Beach, CA-Today reporter Michele Gile visited us in OVSD to highlight our new 5 day per week program beginning on March 29, 2021, as the hybrid will be discontinued. We are so excited to get our elementary kids back to school full time, from the previous 2 days they have been attending since September 2020. Thanks to our teachers and staff for making this happen. Special thanks to 3rd grade teacher Julie Gill for allowing us to visit her class. Yeah Hope View Hawks!


Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:15 PM

COVID-19 Shot ๐Ÿ’‰#1 Complete!

 

Westminster, CA-As a teacher, it was “myturn” to be vaccinated today, and received Moderna. Thank you to the stellar staff of Garden Grove Unified School District. The district employees run the whole show for the County of Orange at La Quinta High School in Westminster. Teachers run the check-in and intake stations and gather medical information and obtain electronic consent. I was surprised to see an old friend, OVSD resident and GGUSD administrator Carol Haas, she is the vaccine POD director and was kind enough to take these photos of me. The teacher that checked me in was a fellow 6th Grade GATE teacher. There were nurses and psych staff from the Orange County Department of Education working hard to vaccinate and oversee recovery. It was very smooth, from check-in, intake, medical questionnaire station, vaccine, and observation. I ended up having to stay an hour instead of 15 mins due to my history of severe anaphylactic shock in the past, 2 separate times from antibiotics that caused my face to swell and distort, hives the circumference of basketballs, and inability to breath. Both shocks required me to have hospital stays, the last was 5 days of sedation to bring down the swelling of my face and airway. Luckily, I did not suffer any reaction today, just got flushed. For me, this was a great response and experience. For anyone having vaccine hesitation, please rest assured, if someone like me tolerated it, this is truly a great product. I can’t wait to get back into my classroom in-person for extended days in LA County. Looking forward to OVSD teachers and staff being fully vaccinated too, great things are to come. We are working on getting kids back full time in OVSD, and can thank not only Governor Newsom for making this possible for educators, but also for our stellar Ocean View teachers and staff for always working above and beyond. They are the true heroes for our children!


Friday, February 26, 2021 1:45 PM

Star View School, Best In Midway City โญ๏ธ

Midway City, CA-Thank you to Star View Principal Paul Kraft and Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen for taking President Singer and I on a tour of our wonderful school in Midway City. We saw all grade levels in action, GATE classes and all while celebrating the 100th day of school. Wow, so much to see, hear, and learn. Star View students and staff are phenomenal! *Click hyperlink above to visit Facebook to view all of the photos from Star View.


Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:45 AM

A Visit With Oak View Owls ๐Ÿฆ‰

Huntington Beach, CA-Today OVSD Board President Patricia Singer, Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen, Principal Jenna Landero and I had the honor of taking ABCUSD Board President Sophia Tse on a tour of Oak View elementary school in the heart of Surf City. ABCUSD, where I work as a classroom teacher, is reopening in-person soon and President Tse wanted to see what and how we have done this in OVSD. Our OV teachers and students got to show off and we are so proud of them. Oak View Owls, we love you! *Please click hyperlink above to visit Facebook post to see all of the photos from the Oak View visit. 


Friday, February 12, 2021 10:51 AM

Visit to Mesa View Middle School ๐Ÿฆ…

Huntington Beach, CA-We visited all subject area classes, Geometry ๐Ÿ“ included and GATE as well. What a joy it was to see our newest guide dog ๐Ÿฆฎ in training right in a classroom with kids and all. Our stundents interact with the pup, helping to teach interaction with people while at work. President Singer and I were given a tour by Dr. Conroy and Principal Grunbaum. The Mesa garden looks amazing and we thank all of the volunteers including the HB Shipley family that put in work weekly to keep everything alive and well. Click hyperlink above to see more photos from our Mesa View visit.


Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:48 PM

Chรบc Mแปซng Nฤƒm Mแป›i, Happy New Year 2021, Year of the Buffalo (Ox) ๐Ÿ‚!



Midway City, CA-Chúc Mแปซng Nฤƒm Mแป›i, Happy New Year 2021, Year of the Buffalo (Ox) ๐Ÿ‚ to our Vietnamese Community of OVSD. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to visit classrooms like usual, see the amazing Westminster HS dragon dancers, or participate in the beautiful Tet Parade. We hope to all be together again next year. 


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:22 PM

Thank You Voters of CA Assembly District 72 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ



Huntington Beach, CA-I’m deeply honored to announce that I’ve been elected to the CA State Central Committee in the statewide ADEM election. In the past, I’ve served as an elected member for AD72, and last term, as Congressman Harley Rouda’s appointed delegate. It’s great to be back for my 3rd term. I look forward to serving the voters of our district at the state level. What’s even better? That so many wonderful people right along side me for AD72 and beyond. Lastly, I want to thank the CA Federation of Teachers for endorsing me. Their confidence in me speaks volumes. My number one job is to fiercely protect our children, and I pledge to continue to do that. Thank you AD72!


Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:14 PM

Congratulations OVSDโ€™s Hope View Hawks, recipients of the CSBA Golden Bell Award ๐Ÿ””

Huntington Beach, CA-The Board of Trustees is so proud to have such exceptional staff members like Hope View teacher Holly Sjogren. She has done what few can, run a successful guide dog program right in her own classroom. She trains dogs while teaching students, truly an integrated and innovative endeavor. Thanks to all who worked on the application. The CA School Boards Association awarded OVSD and just released this video to commemorate the hard work of our staff. Please watch to hear a message from CSBA. It was my honor to serve as the board’s president for 2020 and to be a part of this amazing experience. Great work Team OVSD!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:19 PM

Thank you OVSD, I am honored to serve ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Huntington Beach, CA-Thank you to Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen, Executive Assistant Cindi Lee, and OVSD staff for honoring me last night with this plaque and my very own gavel, in commemoration of my 2020 term as president of the board of trustees. I’m grateful to continue to serve our students and families. Today is not only a time for me to be thankful, but for our entire nation. Congratulations to Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris on their inaugurations. America is upon a new and positive day in hopes of unity once more ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:07 PM

OVSD Special Board Meeting, Distance Learning Extended to 1/29/21

Huntington Beach, CA-Board Extends Distance Learning.Here is recap of some of my comments from Tuesday night. The Board of Trustees voted to extend to Temporary Distance Learning for all general education TK through 8th grade classes through 1/29/21 to allow additional time for the COVID-19 surge to subside. ICU bed capacity remains at 0% in our area, and we are in a Regional Stay at Home Order. Our employees report that over 60% are uncomfortable coming back to work on 1/19/21 and we are seeing increased infections, and absenteeism of those currently on campuses. In some circumstances, special education Special Day Classes (SDC) may need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning. These decisions will be made on a class by class basis due to staffing limitations or COVID-19 infections per class. If a class must transition, families will be notified by the Special Education Department. To the extent possible, Kids’ Club and Preschool programs will remain open in order to support frontline and essential workers. If programs must be closed or consolidated, families will be notified. OVSD is looking forward to the next phase in the COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution for employees in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, we all must wear masks, avoid gathering with others, and stay home as much as possible. Avoid becoming infected, protect yourself and your children. We are counting on you.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 PM

Recap of OVSD Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, 1/5/21

Huntington Beach, CA-Follow the Regional Stay at Home Order. OVSD Recap of some of my comments from tonight’s Regular Board of Trustees’ meeting can be seen here. OVSD Community, if you want your children to be able to attend in-person school, start following the Stay at Home Order. Stop going out to restaurants and bars, wear a mask, stop gathering with family and spreading this deadly disease. The COVID numbers are rising at an alarming rate and we are seeing a marked increase in infection rates in students and staff from the Winter Break period. These infections happened outside of school, but they can be brought into our schools. Many other staff members are under mandatory quarantine. ICU bed capacity is at 0%. If it is important for kids to be in school, then do the right thing. The behavior of some of the adults in our community is alarming.


Monday, January 4, 2021 2:55 PM

OVSD is returning to Temporary Distance Learning

Huntington Beach, CA-Tuesday, 1/5/21, all OVSD students that have been attending in-person hybrid model, will be online until 1/19/21, due to a decision of the Board of Trustees in response to 0% ICU bed capacity in Orange County and neighboring Southern California counties. No school today, 1/4/21 for students, as teachers are preparing for the change. School resumes tomorrow morning, on Tuesday, so please see your school schedule for details and start times.


Friday, January 1, 2021 1:50 PM

Announcement: For all Registered Democrats in CA Assembly District 72 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Huntington Beach, CA-Democrats throughout the state of California will be running to add their voices to the state party's platform and agenda. We also decide and vote upon who the State Party will endorse for major offices, like Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Congress and more. I am pleased to once again be running as a candidate for the CA State Democratic Central Committee in District 72. I’ve been honored to serve you since 2017, and would like to serve for another term. I’m pleased to announce that I have earned the endorsement of the California Federation of Teachers, an organization that I myself am a member of as a rank and file 6th grade teacher in LA County. Thank you California teachers for believing in me. To my Democrat constituents, I hope to earn your support and vote for Assembly District delegate. There will be NO in-person voting this year and any registered Democrat that resides in AD72 is eligible to vote. Just follow the link below to do so. Any questions, please ask me via message here on my site, and note that this delegacy is not connected to my trusteeship in OVSD. Register to vote by Jan. 11 at: ademelections.com/


Monday, December 28, 2020 12:41 PM

Clerk Clayton-Tarvin's Official Statement on Oak View Incident with HB Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz

 
 
Huntington Beach, CA-Clerk Clayton-Tarvin’s Official Response to Oak View Incident with HB Mayor Pro-Tem Tito Ortiz. It’s the holidays, and what we need to do is be kind to one another. Being kind means being respectful of the rules of the institution that educates over 8K children here in HB, Fountain Valley, Midway City, and Westminster, our Ocean View School District. On December 23rd, I was summoned to the Oak View school due to an altercation occurring on site. I was Christmas shopping at Westminster Mall, and abruptly left to go intervene and ask for cooler heads to prevail. When I arrived at the school, the police were on site. They explained that I had to enforce the OVSD policy as they are not allowed and in fact were “directed” to only “educate” the public about masks. All the while, all officers were masked themselves. HBPD are being put between a rock and a hard place. They are not being allowed to enforce local health rules even on OVSD property. So I complied with the police and enforced our rules myself. I asked all present to put on masks or move onto the City’s property. The HB Kiwanis Club had already directed all participants to be masked and Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz, his Planning Commissioner Gracey Van Der Mark, and some of their campaign team refused. In total, Ortiz led a group of about 10 people that did not comply. Prior to the event, the City assured us that all participants would be masked. All of the Kiwanis members, HBPD, and the Oak View community members themselves were masked. On OVSD property, Ortiz and his team openly defied our local health mandates. The Board of Trustees has set forth these mandates via local control, as outlined in the CA State Constitution. We have authority to make our own rules even above what Governor Newson had previously ordered. We oversee ourselves. Why does Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz feel he gets to be above the rules we have set forth? As those of you in the OVSD school community know, we have mandated that our employees, students, and parents must comply with our mask mandate. No one is exempt. Ask yourselves, does celebrity exclude anyone from societal and legal responsibilities? We mustn’t, in our community, coddle violators. We have law and order on all of our OVSD campuses for a reason. We are protecting the health and safety of the community. The Oak View community is the most vulnerable in all of HB, and has been hard hit by COVID-19. Our Oak View teachers are scared to come back to work, and now this super spreader event overseen by Ortiz has put our community at risk.Our teachers and staff in OSVD are the real heroes here, coming to work during a PANDEMIC, in-person educating our children. OVSD teachers and staff are dedicated, tough, and ready to do their essential jobs. Real heroes don’t stroll onto campus once a year. They serve all year. While we appreciate those who followed our rules (Kiwanis/HBPD), are 20 hams and turkeys worth jeopardizing the 600 kids from going to school? We need our employees to return after winter break. Many of the kids are out on mandatory quarantine as it is. Follow OVSD rules, it’s just that simple. No one is above the rules. After finding out that morning that this event would occur, OVSD President Patricia Singer and Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen sent this reminder communication to the City to explain our positions, as we’ve already made them known, and they violated them anyway.
Being a leader is not easy, but if you really care about the community, show it via actions. Nonetheless, we welcome Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz, who also happens to be an OVSD parent, to come to our schools to help those in need, with a mask on of course. Please OVSD Community, WEAR A MASK


Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:42 PM

Merry Christmas from Huntington Beach ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Huntington Beach, CA-Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, and Sretan Boลพiฤ‡ to our family, friends, and community members from here in HB, across the nation, and around the world from our immediate family to yours.


Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:43 PM

CBS2 News-Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz Caught On Camera In Maskless Confrontation



HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz was caught on cell phone camera Wednesday getting in the face of a resident.The confrontation happened during a food distribution event after people were alerted to the fact that the former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter was handing out food without a face covering. The event was being held on Ocean View School District property, which has strict pandemic safety guidelines. “Having close contact with little children, like he did today, and leaning into strollers and into car windows with no mask on is unacceptable to us,” Gina Clayton-Tarvin, a school board member, said. “This is a public health emergency.” “A leader of our city, a representative of our city, to be in complete denial and not take safety measures, it’s not a joke,” Victor Valladares, a Huntington Beach resident, said. “People are dying, people are in hospitals, there are zero ICU beds available.”

Following the confrontation, Ortiz left and went into a city building.

Police were eventually called to the scene, though it was not immediately clear if any citations were issued.


Monday, December 21, 2020 5:19 PM

COVID Case Reporting, Winter Recess

Huntington Beach, CA-Please adhere to these instructions for reporting positive cases during Winter Recess. It’s imperative that we all continue to report any COVID positivity even while on vacation, so that the District has accurate numbers to make appropriate decisions for the health and safety of our school community. Please see the graphic below with instructions on how to report. These instructions mirror the notice sent by our superintendent and president on Friday. Thank you for your cooperation.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Election of New OVSD Board Officers, 2021

Huntington Beach, CA-Last night, we said thank you to 2020’s board officers and elected 2021’s. It has been my honor to serve as president in the year 2020, the year of a global pandemic. Now, it’s time for my good friend and colleague Patricia Singer to serve as our new president. The board elected her last night and I am very proud of her, and all she has done to prepare herself for this new position. This will be her first time serving as our board leader. She’s ready and I believe in her ability to take us into 2021 and beyond. Also, we elected our colleague Jack Souders to be Vice-President. Trustee Souders is a veteran boardsman and will serve us with dignity in the coming year. I was elected Clerk for 2021 and look forward to serving in this position once more. We are ready for 2021!
*Please take the time to visit President Singer’s official Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter to “like” and “follow” her so that you can stay abreast of all of the latest news she has to share.


Monday, December 14, 2020 8:23 AM

Happy Holidays from the Ocean View School Disrict



Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:50 PM

Swearing-In of Gina Clayton-Tarvin, 2020

Huntington Beach, CA-Please join the OVSD Board of Trustees for my 2020 swearing-in on December 15th at 6:00pm administered by U.S. Representative Harley Rouda, live from Washington DC. Also, we are pleased to welcome new Interim Huntington Beach Police Chief Julian Harvey to be introduced to the OVSD Board and community. He will make a brief report. Should you wish to make a public comment, you may do so in-person at 16700 Pinehurst Lane, Huntington Beach, Building A, while wearing a mask. Also, public comments can be submitted here:  www.ovsd.org/comment and will be read into the record by the Clerk of the Board. To watch the swearing-in and meeting, please attend via zoom at https://www.ovsd.org/boardmeeting (link in event) or by watching via YouTube at https://youtu.be/Y4VxsXH4Z4I.


Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:00 PM

Video from Special Board Meeting, Hybrid Update

 

Huntington Beach, CA-Special Board Meeting/Update on the OVSD Hybrid Schedule

Governor’s Stay At Home Order

Yesterday, in response to an increase in coronavirus cases throughout the state, Governor Newsom announced a new stay at home order for regions of California where hospitals are in danger of exceeding capacity. Although this order imposes restrictions on businesses and various activities, it does not affect in-person instruction for school districts that have already opened. The Governor stated that schools should remain open with the necessary precautions in place. In alignment with the Governor’s order, OVSD schools will remain open for in-person hybrid instruction.

State and local health officials have cited a large body of evidence that schools’ health and safety measures, which include physical distancing, masks, smaller cohorts, timely contact tracing and notifications, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, have been effective in combating COVID-19. Dr. Ghaly, secretary of California’s Health and Human Services Agency, has said schools are not the source of the recent COVID-19 surges and continue to have low case and transmission rates. OVSD’s COVID-19 Dashboarddata provides further evidence that schools are not creating or contributing to the recent increase in confirmed cases. Thus far, OVSD has not had any person-to-person transmission in schools or other facilities.  This is largely due to your diligent efforts in helping to keep our schools safe. Together, our staff and students continue to follow guidelines and protocols on our campuses and parents continue to support these important efforts, which is making a difference. 

Since discussions began on November 5 about enhancing and modifying the current hybrid schedule, the COVID-19 case rates in Orange County have nearly quadrupled. Adding more students to our classrooms at this time would prohibit OVSD from adhering to the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines for social distancing and small cohorting, which could lead to increased exposure to COVID-19 for students, staff, and families.  The District’s overarching goal is to keep students in school while balancing the wellness and safety of our entire community.

OVSD will maintain the current Hybrid schedule until further notice. However, when COVID-19 cases become more manageable, the District will augment the current split week schedule with more time in school and more direct instruction via Zoom when students are at home.  A longer school day will allow for more socialization and instruction.  The plan also allows children to keep attending school on the same days to minimize disruption to family schedules.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in our community, and any changes in the hybrid schedule are dependent upon a decrease in the current COVID-19 surge.  A tentative timeline for implementation of the enhanced Hybrid schedule is:

Elementary Schools - January 25th

Middle Schools - February 8 

We appreciate your continued partnership, flexibility, and patience as we navigate this challenging and unprecedented chapter in OVSD’s history together.

 

 


Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:01 PM

LA Times-Orange County school districts pivot as Bond fire rages in Silverado Canyon with 0% containment


Silverado Canyon, CA-Bond Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ Continues, OVSD Remains Open. Yesterday I spoke to reporter Lilly Nugyen of the LA Times about OVSD response to the Bond Fire and poor air quality. We will not shut schools as neighboring districts have, we use AQMD data on a daily basis to determine local conditions. Although air quality was at the hazardous conditions in OVSD, we made the decision to remain open as Cohort B was already at school when conditions worsened. Each school made decisions to keep students inside. Each day the District will reevaluate conditions and make appropriate decisions based on expert data.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:20 PM

College View Ribbon Cutting and School Tour

Huntington Beach, CA-President Clayton-Tarvin, Superintendent Hansen, Deputy Superintendent Conroy, and Principal Burney narrate this video about the College View Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Brand new interior designs, HVAC systems and playgrounds are highlighted. Measure R funds were used to complete this $18M project.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:00 AM

LA Times-Column: How Huntington Beach became Angrytown, USA

Huntington Beach, CA-Thank you to LA Times' columnist Gustavo Arellano for always taking a closer look at HB, and writing about the sometimes spirited take on matters Californian. Surf City is my town since 1993. Thanks for highlighting my voice, and for always telling the stories of HB for better or for worse. We love our neighbors all the same. Please visit the link above for the column.


Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:18 PM

LA Times-College View Elementary in Huntington Beach holds reopening ceremony

Huntington Beach, CA-We celebrated the reopening of College View Elementary, following an $18 million modernization. While we couldn’t have a traditional Grand Reopening, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we commemorated the special occasion with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with our Board Members Vice President Patricia Singer and Clerk Jack Souders, Superintendent Dr. Hansen, HB City Council Mayor Pro Tem Kim Carr and staff. We’ll be sharing more of this beautifully transformed school in a video coming soon. Thank you LA Times reporter Matt Szabo for reporting. 


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:01 PM

News: Vista View Modernization Update


Fountain Valley, CA-Please click hyperlink above to view presentation for Vista View's modernization plans. Designs are being formalized now for the eventual start of projects to begin sometime in summer 2021. We are excited to utilized Measure R funds in such an innovative way. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:55 PM

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, Golden Bell Award


Huntington Beach, CA-OVSD Wins CSBA Golden Bell Award ๐Ÿ””. The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees are members of the California School Board’s Association (CSBA). Each year CSBA provides recognition to a select school districts for outstanding school programs. For the 2020-21 school year, OVSD earned the Golden Bell in the School Culture and Safety Category for Hope View Elementary School’s "A Community of Caring." Hope View coordinates a strong and purposeful Social Emotional Learning Program, which integrates the guide dog of America Program. Our teacher of the year, Holly Sjogren leads the program, regularly raising guide pups in her classroom. Now, other schools are beginning to adopt the program, for example we now have a guided puppy in training at Mesa View. Great work Team OVSD!


Monday, November 16, 2020 1:40 PM

OVSD Schools Will Remain Open (OC in Purple Tier)


Huntington Beach, CA- OVSD Schools to remain open in Purple Tier. Also, see the updated COVID Dashboard. Please review OVSD’s COVID Dashboard, with current cases and those recovered as well. Orange County has moved back into the Purple Tier, however, school districts, including OVSD, that have reopened for in-person instruction, are not required to close. Keep up the work of social distancing, not gathering in large groups, and wearing face coverings to keep infections down. 


Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:00 PM

Special Board of Trustees Meeting-In Person School Review



Huntington Beach, CA-OVSD Board of Trustees Meeting, Live Now. We anticipate the Board giving direction to our staff. You can watch it here now.


Friday, October 30, 2020 8:00 AM

Vote ๐Ÿ—ณ Center at OVSD, starting Friday, 10/30!

Huntington Beach, CA-Starting on today, Friday, October 30, 2020, and until Election Day, you can vote in person at our district office. Also, if you haven't received your envelope to vote, lost it, or not registered and qualify, you can do so at any polling station. Starting tomorrow, October 30 at 8 a.m., you can vote in person at any OC Vote Center, but we have one right here at OVSD 17200 Pinehurst Lane, HB 92647, Building E. *Note: Photo of V.P. Patricia Singer and me taken pre-pandemic/mask mandate during primary election 2020. Voting Center is back at OVSD!
 


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:00 AM

LA Times-A Latino enclave in Huntington Beach fights to preserve its heritage and raise its clout

 
Huntington Beach, CA-Thanks to LA Times reporter Priscilla Vega for a great story on our Oak View Community, especially local hero Oscar Rodriguez. He’s done so much for HB already, it seems, he’s just begun. Please read this to understand his commitment to our HB residents, especially our kids. I appreciate being able to have given input for this piece. Lastly, please know that Congressman Harley Rouda and I agree, a vote for Oscar Rodriguez is a vote for our children’s health and safety. Our children will always be his first priority.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:25 PM

LA Times-Ocean View School District board censures trustee for second time

 
Huntington Beach, CA-Last night at the board of trustees’ meeting, in a 4-1 vote, we decided to censure Trustee Norm Westwell for the 2nd time. Unfortunately, Westwell continues to disrupt, malign, and harass staff members, district parents and students. His continued disrespect of community members and colleagues cannot stand. This behavior is unacceptable and must cease. As seen in the photo by the LA Times, Westwell also refused to follow our district policy and CA health order and wear a proper mask, donning a scarf on his face instead. I asked him to do as I do and wear a medical grade mask and a face covering, he refused, turning his camera off, turned his back, and attempted to hide face. We all must be in compliance, just as we require our students and staff to do. He must set a proper example or he won’t be allowed to enter the boardroom for our next meeting in November. Please read this very thorough and accurately written article by reporter Matt Szabo for more details.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:33 PM

LA Times-Steel is tone deaf and dangerous

Huntington Beach, CA-Michelle Steel is not the right fit to represent us in Congress. The LA Times has published this bipartisan opinion piece that OVSD Trustee Jack Souders and I have written. Health and safety of our children is at stake. We must work to re-elect Congressman Harley Rouda to ensure that our children won’t be poisoned by gross polluters, the same that Steel took thousands of dollars in special interest campaign contributions. She fought OVSD and we can’t allow another trash dump to poison our students and teachers in Oak View or anywhere else ever again. Trustee Souders and I urge you to vote wisely in Congressional District 48. Vote Sierra Club endorsed Rep. Harley Rouda. Our children’s lives depend on it. Read full OpEd by clicking hyperlink above.
*These are the opinions of Trustee Souders and myself and not the entire board of trustees. This is first amendment protected speech, and titles are used for identification purposes only.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:17 PM

Board Meeting, Trustee Westwell Censured

Huntington Beach, CA-The Board of Trustees approved a resolution censuring Trustee Norm Westwell. Resolution No. 10:2021, initiated by Board Clerk Jack Souders, cites OVSD Board Bylaws, Board Policy, Robert’s Rules of Order, and lists detailed findings regarding Trustee Westwell’s conduct. The Resolution proclaims that the Board “disapproves of the aforementioned conduct and finds it to be a violation of the Board Bylaws, and that unacceptable behavior shall not be tolerated.” It states that Trustee Westwell is ordered to “treat fellow Board Members and the Public with dignity and respect at all times.” 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:12 PM

Westmont VAPA School, the Best of the Best!

Westminster, CA-Westmont School staff is working it with their safety protocols from sanitizing classrooms and playground equipment to individually bagged student supplies. Principal Broderson also highlighted their emergency program for trauma mitigation. Wow Westmont, you’re doing it all. We are so proud of you.


Friday, October 9, 2020 5:00 PM

OVSD Trustee and surfer ๐Ÿ„ Jack Souders endorses Oscar Rodriguez for HB City Council!

 

Huntington Beach, CA-Political Party is irrelevant when the preservation and defense of our environment is at stake. Lifelong surfer, HB resident, teacher, and school board trustee Jack Souders has made the call, he’s on Team Oscar. When we needed a champion for the people of HB to fight for our students and staff to breath clean air, Oscar was there. As an avid lover of our beaches and ocean, Trustee Souders knows the only candidate to support is Oscar, as he’s been a leading voice in fighting the Poseidon project in SEHB. Oscar will work to provide protections for our coastline and surrounding communities. What do you want this election, to stick to the same old partisan ways, or to think outside the box and get behind a grassroots native of HB? Trustee Souders and I may not be in the same political party, but we agree, Oscar Rodriguez is the right person to represent all of us in Huntington Beach. Let’s do this HB, vote ๐Ÿ—ณ now!

*Disclaimer: this post is my free speech and made on behalf of Trustee Jack Souders and myself, not the entire OVSD Board, not in coordination with any candidate, or a candidate controlled committee. Titles used for identification purposes only. Image is public domain, and taken pre-pandemic.


Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:21 PM

General Election ๐Ÿ—ณ 2020!

Santa Ana, CA-There’s nothing like sharing the experience of voting with our own children. My son Max and I visited the OC Registrar of Voters just now, got to see our old friends who keep this excellent agency running like a fine oiled machine, and to vote for our preferred candidates. No matter who you vote for, please get to the polls and make your voice heard.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 PM

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Video

Huntington Beach, CA-Video from Regular Board of Trustees video of Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent, providing the Board with an update on the reopening of our school campuses. On September 28, schools opened for in-person instruction with our hybrid model. Staff reported that health screenings and touch-less temperature checks went smoothly, and that classroom safety enhancements were in place and being used effectively. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, she said the District would take swift action, collaborate with the OCHCA, follow specific protocols established, and provide transparent communication. In addition, as recommended by the Governor, OVSD has started surveillance testing for all staff.
 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:40 PM

Voting Has Begun, HB USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Huntington Beach, CA-Let’s make the move to a more balanced Huntington Beach City Council with a vote for an actual community servant that cares about ALL of HB’s residents. Whether it be fighting the corporate polluter across the street from our Oak View Schools in Ocean View School District, to feeding kids in need and working to save Perry School in Huntington Beach City School District, to providing the largest weekly food distributions in HB for those in need during the COVID19 Pandemic, Oscar does it all. He’s a local hero.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:07 PM

Honorable Trustee Keri Kropke for North Orange County Community College District, Area 7





Brea, CA-It is with great pleasure that I endorse longtime teacher, special education provider, mother, and Brea Olinda school board trustee Keri Kropke for NOCCCD, Area 7. Her dedication to students is second to none, and her advocacy on behalf of those struggling to afford college is exemplar. Her commitment to giving voice to students and their professors is proof positive of her lifetime dedication to public education. Of course Trustee Kropke is the right person for NOCCCD, and not one who will denigrate students and staff, but instead empower and uplift. Please watch this video to learn more, and share this post to inform the residents of NOCCCD.
Keri Kropke’s Plan for NOCCCD:
•College Affordability
•Increased Mental Heath Services
•Support College Educators and Staff
•Maintain District Fiscal Stability
Keri is proud to be endorsed by the United Faculty Association; Adjunct Faculty United, Local 6106; and CSEA, Chapter 167.
*This endorsement is my free speech, made on my own behalf, and not on behalf of the OVSD Board of Trustees.


Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:42 AM

Spring View First Day of School, Cohort B

Huntington Beach, CA-Spring View First Day of School, Cohort B. Wow, you’re amazing Spring View All is going well at our Spring View Middle School and we were so happy to see all of our students and teachers there, all ready to learn, with masks on and engaged. Our OVSD students are the best behaved kids I know. Visited all the classrooms with Mr. Lempert, principal and Mr. Avila, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources. Thanks to Ms. Trace and Mr. DeLaChica for letting us peek in to listen and learn. Onward and upward, Spartans!



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