Joint Press Release
September 12, 2018
Santa Ana Unified School District and Capistrano Unified School District
Contact: Dr. Stefanie Phillips, SAUSD Superintendent (714) 558-5512
Contact: Kirsten M. Vital, CUSD Superintendent (949) 234-9308
SANTA ANA and SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA. – The Santa Ana Unified School District and the Capistrano Unified School District believe that all children and families are valued and, as public entities, we support every child’s success. No child should be bullied or treated with disrespect, and while we cannot control human behavior, we can control how we react and learn from these experiences. We believe diverse public schools provide our young people with an extraordinary education and experience that promotes unity, inclusion, equality and a respect for diversity. Continue reading
An SAUSD school police officer was hospitalized early Tuesday, Sept. 11, after his squad car was rear-ended by a driver who may have been under the influence, according to the O.C. Register.
If you see a meth addict begging for money outside a McDonald’s and you give him twenty bucks chances are that he will buy one item off the restaurant’s dollar menu and spend the rest of the money on drugs. Local governments act the very same way. No matter how much tax money they take from us they always find a way to blow most of it and then come back to us for more money.
That is precisely what is happening in Santa Ana right now. The Santa Ana Unified School District has already begged us for millions twice before with two previous bond measures. Now they are back with their hat in hand begging for millions more – even though other area school districts are finding ways to improve their facilities without passing bond measures. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 18CF2213
Date: Aug. 7, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a high school volleyball coach charged today with unlawful sexual intercourse with three minor students.
Defendant: Omar Rojas, 28, Santa Ana
Charged today with the following felony counts: Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Arrestee: Omar Rojas (28) Santa Ana
Synopsis: A 28-year-old volleyball coach at Century High School was arrested for having sex with several minor students. Omar Rojas is also currently employed as a District Safety Officer for the Santa Ana Unified School District. Santa Ana Unified School District Police contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report allegations that Rojas had sexual intercourse with several students.
Santa Ana Police Department Special Crimes Section Detectives commenced the investigation and concluded that the incidents occurred in 2015. Rojas was not a District Safety Officer when these crimes were committed. On numerous occasions, Rojas would have the victims excused from class in order to meet them for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity on campus. The victims were 17-years-old at the time and no longer students at Century High School. Continue reading
For Immediate Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 3, 2018
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Hon. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, releases the following statement in response to the proposed $479 million bond for the Santa Ana Unified School District:
“Recently, the Santa Ana School Board has proposed putting a bond on the ballot in the November election. In order to do so, a resolution to place the bond on the ballot will go before the Santa Ana School Board this month. This proposed bond would be for a staggering $479 million and would require only a simple majority to pass. This unnecessary bond represents nothing more than a tax increase on the citizens of Santa Ana. In the meantime, the school board is spending thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to get this ballot measure passed. Continue reading
Former SAUSD School Board Trustee Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, who went on to marry former CA State Treasurer Bill Lockyer (who was old enough to be her grandfather) and got elected to a County Board of Supervisors in the Bay Area is in trouble yet again. She was apparently arrested last night in Huntington Beach, according to the Huntington Beach Police arrest log.
The HB Police arrest log indicates that Davis Lockyer allegedly “Obstructed/Resisted” an Executive Officer. A second charge of “cruelty to child with possible injury or death” is also noted in the arrest log. Continue reading
School is out and everyone is looking forward to enjoying an unforgettable summer full of fun and games among friends and family. In the City of Santa Ana, CA, all of the students receive meals each school day at no charge. Unfortunately, many young children are at risk of experiencing food insecurity during the summer. The summer time can be a challenging time to find adequate nutritious meals as offered during the regular school year. Continue reading
SANTA ANA, CA – The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is modeling the adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” with the Grand Opening Celebration of the District’s Wellness Center that is designed to be a hub for community engagement for families, staff, and community members to collaborate and access resources that benefit students, the school, and the entire school community. Continue reading
Saturday, May 19 Car Giveaway
One High School Student with Perfect Attendance Will Win a 2018 Chevy Sonic!
Event: One lucky Santa Ana Unified School District high school student, who has had perfect attendance all year long, will be the winner of a brand new car as part of the Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway promotion courtesy of Bruce Hamlin, Owner of Guaranty Chevrolet, located at 711 East 17th Street in Santa Ana.
Every year, Hamlin hosts a celebration in the Guaranty Chevrolet showroom for nearly 816 eligible high school students. “The main reason we do this is to help the community. The more students that attend classes daily, the more educated the student becomes. Those are the people that become good citizens and therefore help the community. I feel it’s beholden on the businesses in each community to help keep our communities strong and safe.” said Hamlin. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Santa Ana Unified School District & City of Santa Ana are Partnering for a Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow Summer Internship Program
The Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow summer internship program is a partnership between the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). It is a great opportunity for businesses to mentor and help build 21st century skills of Santa Ana youth. The City of Santa Ana is working with SAUSD to connecting students’ educational experience with workforce opportunities. Continue reading
Are you ready to give SAUSD more of your hard-earned money?
The Santa Ana Unified School District is currently working on a $497 million dollar Bond Measure to be put on the upcoming November ballot. If passed, the Bond Measure will increase our property taxes and cost close to ONE BILLION DOLLARS to pay off with interest!
Why do they need this Bond Measure? Continue reading
The parents at Northeast Santa Ana Little League (NESALL) will be conducting a protest today over the forced closure of their baseball fields by the SAUSD on Wednesday, March 21.
As we reported yesterday the SAUSD sent armed school police officers to stop the Little League games and ordered everyone, including about 60 baseball players, parents, friends and volunteers of the NESALL premises. Continue reading
SAUSD School Police abruptly shut down the Northeast Santa Ana Little League (NESALL) today – traumatizing the innocent children who were playing baseball at the field located next to Sierra Preparatory Academy.
NESALL has been teaching kids baseball since 1954. While they stage baseball games at Portola and Cabrillo Parks their headquarters are at a field located next to Sierra Prepatory Academy, at 2021 N. Grand Ave. Continue reading