Conejo Valley Learning Center Update Announced

Superintendent gives new direction during Tuesday, December 13 Board Meeting

The Conejo Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Bonitatibus presented a Conejo Valley Learning Center (CVLC) update to the Board of Education during the Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Board of Education Meeting.

During the update Dr. Bonitatibus noted that there is CVUSD staff consensus that the CVLC as most recently proposed with Conejo Valley High School, Century Academy, and future Career Technical Education options can be accomplished fiscally and logistically. However, the substantial reconfiguration and potential disruption to other programs and the broader community led staff to conclude that the CVLC facility plan embraced and championed for nearly two decades does not remain viable given the constraints that have emerged since the fall of 2015.

“This decision has not been an easy one at which to arrive, but it is in the best interest of the district at this time,” Dr. Bonitatibus said.

The goal to create innovative and forward-thinking educational programs for high school students who need alternatives to traditional settings and offerings remains.

A long-range educational and facility plan, as influenced by demographic shifts and programmatic initiatives, will serve as the planning guide to achieve this goal.

“This will give us an opportunity to reset and make use of a blank slate that develops a new shared vision,” Dr. Bonitatibus said. 

All programs and schools currently at the Waverly site will remain at the Waverly site, including CVUSD’s Century Academy, CVUSD’s Independent Study, CVUSD’s Special Education Post-Secondary, all Conejo Valley Adult Education classes and programs, and the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Day Program.

The Conejo Valley High School (CVHS), the district’s continuation high school, will temporarily relocate to the campus of Thousand Oaks High School by August 2017. This temporary configuration is not to exceed beyond June 2019. A final plan for a permanent CVHS program is to be made by December 2017 with implementation to begin by August 2019.

Board Members expressed a commitment to moving forward and support the design of educational opportunities for students who need alternatives, particularly those at Conejo Valley High School.

A complete Career Technical Education (CTE) vision and programmatic recommendations are to be made by District Office Staff and School Site Staff by the fall of 2017.

To read the Conejo Valley Learning Center (CVLC) Implementation Plan Staff Update to the Board of Education Report click here.

To view the video of the Tuesday, December 13 Board of Education Meeting  click here.

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