School Board to Vote On Revoking Superintendent’s COVID-19 Emergency Authority

first_imgEducation School Board to Vote On Revoking Superintendent’s COVID-19 Emergency Authority Conditions have ‘reduced in severity sufficient to return to normal governance operations’ according to report By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:17 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education will move Thursday to revoke the PUSD Superintendent’s authority to take emergency action in connection with the COVID-19 emergency and in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s declaring a state of emergency in March.The authority was given to the Superintendent through Resolution 2551, which the Board approved on March 12.Effectively, the resolution authorized PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald and/or his designee to take any action necessary to ensure the continuation of public education, and the health and safety of the students and staff at the district sites. Actions may include relocating students and staff, continued daily student transportation, provision of alternative educational program options, and directing staff to serve as disaster service workers and make alterations, repairs or improvements to school property.Resolution 2551 did not provide any specific duration of time that the authority would be in effect.In a report for the Board of Education for Thursday’s meeting, PUSD said emergency conditions have “reduced in severity sufficient to return to normal governance operations.”Remaining decisions to be made with regards to the impact of the pandemic “are significant but are best made through the standard process of board deliberations and staff recommendations,” the report said.Also on Thursday’s meeting, the Board of Education is set to approve the adoption of K-5 Social Studies instructional materials.PUSD is recommending that the Board approve the adoption of TCI: Social Studies Alive!, one of two History/Social Studies programs that were presented to the school district and that teachers across K-5 grade levels piloted and evaluated during the Spring 2020 semester.PUSD staff said during the piloting and evaluation, TCI: Social Studies Alive! rated higher than the other program, Pearson: My World, on all five criteria identified in the History/Social Studies adoption toolkit. Criteria, in accordance with California Department of Education guidelines, included standards alignment, program organization, assessment, universal access, and instructional planning and teacher support.Teachers also found TCI: Social Studies Alive! to be more culturally relevant and inclusive, a consideration that was included for PUSD locally.Adoption of the TCI: Social Studies Alive! program will cost PUSD up to $738,061.30 for eight years of materials. The PUSD report said the installments will be paid over a period of four years, with the first, second and third installments at $200,000. The fourth and final installment will be for $138,061.30.The Board will continue discussions Thursday on the process and guidelines of budget reductions, in accordance with Governor Newsom’s May education budget revision.A preliminary report from PUSD’s Chief Business Officer, Dr. Leslie Barnes, showed the May revision assumes that the state will lose $42.2 billion in revenues compared to January estimates for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 combined. The revenue losses are compounded by additional COVID-19 state expenditures, estimated to result to a total shortfall of $54 billion for the state.For PUSD, the impact to the education budget could be over $15 billion, the report showed. Dr. Barnes is expected to report Thursday on the specific impact this revision could have on various PUSD programs.PUSD Board meetings are currently conducted through video-conferencing. Since the open portion of the meeting begins at 3 p.m., anyone wishing to make a public comment on both agendized and non-agendized items are advised to send their comments prior to start time to [email protected], to be read by the Board Vice President.Comments must identify the topic and be limited to 450 words to keep within the three-minute time limit. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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Dogs Trust announce inaugural Dogs Trustival

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter NewsDogs Trust announce inaugural Dogs TrustivalBy Meghann Scully – July 17, 2019 245 Dogs Trust will help find your perfect match this Valentine’s Day Failure to control horses will lead to loss of life Linkedin Gardaí to remove wandering horses from roadside TAGSanimal welfareanimalsdogsDogs TrustDogs TrustivalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Dogs Trust launches ‘Nicer to Neuter’ campaign in a bid to help reduce unwanted puppies in Ireland Advertisement Another side to the story of Limerick’s urban horses Email Previous articleSinead O’Connor for Feile ‘19Next articleA successful trip to Limerick for the South African Tag Rugby Team Meghann Scully Print No Repro fee: Andrea Hayes, Holly Carpenter and Maia Dunphy at the launch of Dogs Trustival, a festival themed family event which takes place in Dogs Trust, Finglas on the 18th of August. Andrea Hayes will be MC for the event along with Celebrity judges Maia Dunphy and Holly Carpenter. 17/07/2019 Photograph: Fran VealeDogs Trust rehoming centre have announced that they are holding the inaugural Dogs Trustival.The event is to celebrate the charity being in Ireland for a decade now and will be held in their rehoming centre in Finglas, Dublin on Sunday August 18th.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s a family friendly event that you can take your dogs along to with loads of entertainment on the day from training displays, doggie retail exhibitions and food trucks.Andrea Hayes at the launch of Dogs Trustival, a festival themed family event which takes place in Dogs Trust, Finglas on the 18th of August. Andrea Hayes will be MC for the event along with Celebrity judges Maia Dunphy and Holly Carpenter. 17/07/2019 Photograph: Fran VealeThere will also be a children’s “Education Corner” with face-painting, Canine Agony Aunts, a “Pup Up” photo booth with Pawtrait, as well as a “Museum of Modern Bark”.TV presenter Andrew Hayes will be host on the day and some top Irish music acts such as Hudson Taylor and SARLOOS will be playing acoustic sets on the day.Speaking about Dogs Trustival, Suzie Carley, Executive Director of Dogs Trust said: “Dogs Trust began its work in Ireland in 2005 and we opened the doors to our state-of-the-art Rehoming Centre in 2009.Holly Carpenter at the launch of Dogs Trustival, a festival themed family event which takes place in Dogs Trust, Finglas on the 18th of August. Andrea Hayes will be MC for the event along with Celebrity judges Maia Dunphy and Holly Carpenter. 17/07/2019 Photograph: Fran Veale“Over the last decade we have worked tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many dogs as possible across Ireland. Since our work began, we have rehomed over 17,000 Irish dogs.“To celebrate this monumental milestone, we wanted to create a special fun-filled event for our amazing supporters and all dog-lovers, showcasing the amazing work that we have achieved together and honouring all the beautiful lives we have changed for the better (dog and human) over the last ten years,” she added.Family tickets only €35 and dogs go free! Tickets are limited so please go to www.dogstrust.ie/dogstrustival A Dog is not just for Christmas but sadly for some it is last_img read more

[Breaking] COVID-19 Treated As ‘Force Majeure’ For Real Estate Projects; Contracts Of Central Agencies Extended By 6 Months : Finance Minister

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] COVID-19 Treated As ‘Force Majeure’ For Real Estate Projects; Contracts Of Central Agencies Extended By 6 Months : Finance Minister LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 May 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xIn the press briefing held the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday evening to explain the details of the Rs 20 lakhs crores economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said that the COVID-19 pandemic period will be treated as “force majeure” for real estate projects.”Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will issue advisories to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn the press briefing held the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday evening to explain the details of the Rs 20 lakhs crores economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said that the COVID-19 pandemic period will be treated as “force majeure” for real estate projects.”Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will issue advisories to the States/Union Territories to direct the regulatory authorities for treating “COVID-19” period as “Force Majuere” for real estate projects”, the Minister said.The registration and completion date for all registered projects expiring on or after March 25, 2020 can be suo moto extended by six months even without any individual applications. Fresh project registration certificates will be issued automatically with revised timelines.The regulatory authorities may extend this period by another 3 months. The timelines for various compliances under the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act will also be extended concurrently.”These measures will de-stress the real estate developers and ensure completion of projects so that homebuyers are able to get delivery of their booked houses within the new timelines”, said the Minister.Govt contracts to be extended by six months.All Govt of India agencies such as Railways, CPWD, Highway Authority etc will give 6 months extension without any cost to the contractors. They can take additional 6 months to comply with contractual obligations. Govt agencies will release bank guarantees partially to the extent of completed contract work, to increase cash flow for the contractors.The Minister also added that global tender will be disallowed for government procurement up to Rs 200 crores, to give a boost to local contractors.Also Read : TDS/TCS Rates Reduction; Deadline Extensions; Faster Refunds : Tax Measures Announced By FM As COVID-19 ReliefPF Contribution For Employers & Employees Reduced From 12% To 10%; MSME Definition Changed : Finance Ministry Announcements   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ex-Ghana Coach Appiah Claims Prejudice in Salary Delays

first_imgFormer Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has said he is being treated in a way no white coach in Africa would be as he awaits salary arrears totalling nearly $200,000 from his time in charge of the Black Stars.Appiah’s second spell in charge of Ghana, which started in April 2017, ended at the turn of the year.Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports insists it will pay the money “soon”, blaming the delay on the coronavirus pandemic. Kwesi Appiah “I was owed money since August 2019 when there was no Covid-19,” Appiah told BBC Sport Africa. “Would they owe a white coach for 11 months?”The 59-year-old, who has previously said he feels ‘disrespected’ by the way his case is being handled, says he is owed $185,000, most of which covers five months’ unpaid salary.“(My predecessor) Avram Grant was not owed more than a month when his contract ended,” Appiah explained.The reason the Israeli, who led the Black Stars between 2014-2017, was not paid at that time was because he had yet to file a report on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on time, but his arrears were swiftly settled once he did.In recent times, some white coaches in Africa – such as Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr – have not been paid on timewhile others, such as Botswana coach Adel Amrouche, who holds both Algerian and Belgian citizenship, is still awaiting payment from an old job.Appiah simply wants this practice of late payments to just end for good.“It’s not right and should not be encouraged – irrespective of whether (the coach is) local or foreign,” he added.BBC Sport Africa understands that it is not just Appiah awaiting salary for his role with Ghana, but the country’s current national youth team coaches as well.Both the U17 and U23 coaches declined to comment but U20 coach Karim Zito confirmed that he is owed money.Zito, a former international, was first drafted into the coaching set-up of Ghana’s youth teams in 2013 when he was assistant coach for the Under-23 team and says this is a familiar tale.“We had only collected our salaries for three months when we received a letter stating that we will no longer be paid – no reason was given,” Zito told BBC Sport Africa.“I was appointed as coach of the (Under-20) national team in January this year but I am being owed. I will attribute the failure of to pay our salaries to the coronavirus pandemic.”Appiah’s outstanding payment of $185,000 equates to five times his monthly salary of $35,000 in addition to a $10,000 bonus for beating Sao Tome prior to his contract expiring in December 2019.Kofi Asare Brako, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has blamed the failure to pay the outstanding salary on the coronavirus pandemic causing a financial constraint on the ministry.“The salary of the head coach of the Black stars has always been paid through a sponsorship package, and it is unfortunate this has now dragged into the period of the coronavirus pandemic,” Kofi Asare told BBC Sport Africa.“We have paid him for the two-year contract period of 24 months. What is left is the extended contract period of eight months, of which we have already paid three months.”“We are still in touch with the former coach and in no time we will pay him. Soon, all money will be paid to Appiah.”The coach, who also led Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, has told BBC Sport he is prepared to take his claim to football’s world governing body FIFA if he does not receive his money soon.“I gave the GFA a three-month deadline (earlier this year) but neither the GFA nor the Sports ministry have met with me,” Appiah said.Brako has refuted Appiah’s claims.“I can say categorically that the chief accountant of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been in constant communication with Appiah,” Brako added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more