Three matches of 2nd pre-round of BiH handball Cup were played, and Bosna, Krivaja and Čapljina were victorious.HC ”Bosna” defeated ”Leotar” from Trebinje with 27:26; HC ”Krivaja” defeated ”Gradačac” with 37:30, and ”Čapljina” defeated Kakanj 39:28.The continuation of 16th round of BiH handball Championship is to continue next weekend.
“I feel that when things come to a decision, Norwalk seems to get a lot of the money,” Kruger said. “Just because we’re in a higher income area, they don’t think we need it.” Kruger also contends that having a school board made up entirely of local residents will result in better education for local kids. The knowledge and insight they bring from being from the community and living in the community can guide them in knowing what is best for the La Mirada Unified School District,” she said. The district includes most of Norwalk and La Mirada. However, portions of both cities are within Whittier-area school districts. The district also has a tiny bit of unincorporated South Whittier and some of Santa Fe Springs. Kruger would keep unincorporated South Whittier with La Mirada, since those students go to school there. The Norwalk-La Mirada district has nearly 23,000 students – two-thirds of whom come from Norwalk. District officials say splitting off La Mirada will hurt the city financially. “You can provide more services when you have a larger amount of money coming into the district to service a larger population,” Superintendent Ginger Shattuck said. “Economies of scale allows for a broader breadth of services.” Kruger said she has not yet researched such financial questions. But the cost and financial impact of splitting the district in two is something that can be determined later, she added. “I want to find out if it’s true or not,” she said. “That’s the point of this – to see if we can do it or not.” If Kruger can come up with the required signatures, the Los Angeles County Office of Education would conduct a feasibility study. Once the study is completed, and if the County Committee on School District Organization approves Kruger’s proposal, the issue would go to the state Board of Education for another study and a final decision. But the board does not have the power to split up the district. It can, however, rule on whether voters should get the chance to decide. Kruger’s effort is not the first time that La Mirada residents have tried to secede from the district. School board member Pauline Deal, a resident of La Mirada, said 15 years ago she did research into splitting off, before she got elected to the board. “The reason why we didn’t do it is, when you start looking at your services, I don’t think La Mirada would get enough money to support all of the services it needs,” she said. For example, there is no existing property in La Mirada where buses could be housed, a maintenance yard could be placed, or where a fuel tank to fuel the buses could be installed, Deal said. She also believes a new La Mirada school district would lose teachers, because it could not afford to pay as much as the Norwalk-La Mirada district does. “Teachers in small districts don’t make as much as our teachers do,” she said. But Kruger has support from at least one member of the La Mirada City Council. Councilman Pete Dames said he believes La Mirada would have better schools on its own. “We as a community would demand stronger schools,” Dames said. “We would have our own board that would come from the community and would have to respond.” Deal said she doesn’t understand why the community can’t demand those things now. And Shattuck said she believes that La Mirada already has strong schools, most of which tend to have the highest test scores in the district. Dames said he doesn’t think the board listens to La Mirada residents. “For the most part \ get tired of not being listened to,” Dames said. “A number of the board members don’t know where half of the La Mirada schools are.” [email protected] (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – When it comes to services and funding, parent Dayna Kruger doesn’t think the children in La Mirada get a fair shake from the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. That’s why Kruger has launched a campaign to split off La Mirada from the district. But it’s not going to be easy. Kruger she needs to collect 6,000 signatures from local registered voters – and that’s just to get the process started. Eventually, the issue could end up at the state Board of Education. read more