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VUSD appoints Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Incoming VUSD Superintendent Roger Rice. Photo by: Ventura County Office of Education

Sam Coats

January 10, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, January 8, to select Dr. Roger Rice, the current Deputy Superintendent for Student Services at the Ventura County Office of Education, as VUSD’s next superintendent. The decision came less than a month after Superintendent David C...

Despite absence, Creswell looms over VUSD meeting

Micah Wilcox and Sam Coats

December 13, 2018

“We have to ask ourselves [in] what kind of society do we want to live in?” said retiring board member Mary Haffner. “Schools are a microcosm of our society, and societal responses to actions and words that signal bigotry tend to determine the acceptability of discrimination.” Despite ...

Community reacts to Creswell’s resignation

Sam Coats

December 6, 2018

Community leaders and school officials responded in a variety of ways to the Friday resignation of Ventura Unified School District Superintendent David Creswell. Creswell, who had held the position for just over a year, announced plans to leave his post under mounting public pressure driven by backl...

Diversity Collective hosts community meeting on superintendent’s remarks

Steve Bailey shares his thoughts on Superintendent David Creswell's 2016 sermon.

Micah Wilcox

November 28, 2018

“We would never have hired [Superintendent David Creswell] if we had known [about] this,” said school board member Mary Haffner about Cresswell’s controversial 2016 sermon in which he made statements seen as derogatory about LGBTQ+ students. Diversity Collective Ventura County (DCVC) hosted a discussion for communi...

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