• December 8, 2022
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IUSD

Meet the Irvine Unified School Board Candidates 2022

It is election time! Ballots have arrived, and the Irvine Unified Board of Education elections are now underway until November 8th. Elections for IUSD School Board members are by Trustee Area, and there are five Trustee Areas. In this election, only one candidate, Dr. Jeff Kim, chose to run for the open seat in Trustee Area […]

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IUSD Board Approves Continuous Improvement Efforts for 2022-2023 School Year

[Editor’s note: This article was edited by the Editorial Board, but the final edits were not approved by the author prior to publication. We apologize for the oversight] The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board Of Education voted 5-0 to approve The Continuous Improvement Efforts for the 2022-2023 school year following a presentation on these […]

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IUSD Reaffirms Commitment To School Safety During June Board of Education Meeting

During the June 7th Board of Education Meeting, a special presentation was made on School Safety and Mental Health and Wellness, for which Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) strategies are “Gold Standards.” Humility was on display by IUSD Leadership in recognizing there is always room for improvement. Stephen Bayne (Director of IUSD Risk Management & […]

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Silencing Voices in the Name of “Civility”. Do Irvine Unified School District Board Policies Go Too Far? [Opinion]

School boards all over the nation have seen an increase in public participation. How board members have handled passionate speakers has been fodder for national news.  The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has thus far escaped such scrutiny – that is until last week, when IUSD board president, caught the eye of the American Civil […]

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ACLU

ACLU to IUSD: Maintaining and Enforcing Board Policy 9323 Rules of Conduct Violates First Amendment

On May 24, 2022, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) emailed the following letter to the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board of Education in response to actions by Board President Ira Glasky to Irvine resident Debra Kamm at the May 3, 2022, IUSD Board Meeting. To hear Kamm’s public comment and Glasky’s response click […]

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Irvine School Board Public Comment Policies Limit Free Speech

“In my view, the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution afford to the citizen and to the press an absolute, unconditional privilege to criticize official conduct despite the harm which may flow from excesses and abuses. … The theory of our Constitution is that every citizen may speak his mind and every newspaper express its […]

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