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New Cardiff School buildings, pictured at the end of September, are nearly complete. (McCarthy photo for Cardiff School District)

Court rules in Cardiff district’s favor on aspects of school project

North Coast Current October 9, 2020
The Cardiff School District marked a victory this week after recent defeats in court in an ongoing battle with residents over a campus reconstruction project.

Letter: Cardiff School District — delay and deflect

October 8, 2020
It’s long past due for the Cardiff School District to own up to its irresponsible decisions and stop manipulating parents’ emotions to deflect the blame.

Letter: Where were challenges to Cardiff ‘park’ incursions before?

October 8, 2020
I’m curious where the people behind Save the Park were almost 20 years ago, when the Science Lab and student bathrooms were installed within the “park” boundary. But then again, those changes to the “park” didn’t affect the views of some neighbors.
The status of George Berkich Park, pictured Sept. 17, 2019, is in debate between the Cardiff School District and residents as construction continues at the district’s Cardiff Elementary campus. (NCC file photo by Roman S. Koenig)

District frustration mounts after latest ruling in Cardiff school park case

Bella Ross September 25, 2020
The Cardiff community is reeling from legal whiplash after a U.S. district court ruled the National Parks Service acted in violation of its own rules in approving the Cardiff School rebuild, forcing the district to delay its planned return to in-person learning.

Commentary: Community vetted Cardiff School project; plaintiffs won’t accept it

Jon Cohen August 23, 2020
If Save the Park prevails with its latest court action, it will waste more of Cardiff School District’s already strained budget. And, underscoring the ultimate folly of their unrelenting campaign, it will do nothing to create a better educational experience for kids or improved recreational space for Cardiff.

Education Matters: Personal attacks in Cardiff sink to new depths

Marsha Sutton August 14, 2020
Bullying tactics worthy of playground antics not only set a terrible example of poor adult behavior but also may do more damage to Cardiff School’s tenuous position.

Education Matters: Continued controversy plagues Cardiff community

Marsha Sutton August 6, 2020
Cardiff School can be rebuilt and the park can be saved — and along the way blame can be put aside in favor of civility and lawful resolution of differences, without unnecessary adversarial posturing. All that’s missing is the will to make it happen.
The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Cardiff school project faces second lawsuit

Bella Ross July 10, 2020
Just a few months after what felt like a final resolution to the debate over what will happen to George Berkich Park, local group Save the Park has filed a second lawsuit against the Cardiff School District.

Letter: Greta Thunberg or Veruca Salt?

July 6, 2020
Those familiar with Willie Wonka may remember Veruca Salt, the spoiled, rich brat whose signature line was "I WANT IT NOW!" Parents — consider your child's entire future, not just the next year or two. The world doesn't need any more Veruca Salts. It needs more Greta Thunbergs with environmental consciousness to look beyond the now and into the future.

LETTER: The real Cardiff way

June 1, 2020
The Cardiff Way encourages students to “Act Responsibly,” “Be Honest,” but these rules aren’t part of the School District’s way. “Bullying,” on the other hand, apparently is.
The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

National Parks Service OKs Cardiff school site boundary change

Bella Ross May 6, 2020
The National Parks Service has granted final approval to Cardiff School District for a boundary adjustment, a big win for the district that will allow it to proceed with construction plans approved by voters in 2016, according to a district news release.
The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Cardiff school legal fight at crossroads in wake of tentative settlement

Bella Ross February 21, 2020
Both parties in the lawsuit regarding a Cardiff Elementary School remodel reached a tentative settlement agreement last month, potentially bringing an end to the months-long quarrel over the legality of the project.
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