Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:46 am
Hundreds and hundreds of nominations poured in for teachers this year! It was a pleasure hearing all of the special ways teachers are touching the lives of students in our community.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District classified employees have had all of the furlough days in place since January 2011 restored under a tentative contract agreement reached this week.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am
In a three-year span, the number of Lodi Unified School District employees earning a salary of $100,000 or more has been reduced by about a third. Mike McKilligan, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, said that the drop is mainly a result of compensation reductions that were put in place in 2010.
Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Dawn Vetica is both excited and scared to be taking on the assistant superintendent of secondary schools job at Lodi Unified School District. But her teaching heart is thrilled to take on the upcoming challenges in the world of education.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:00 am
Dawn Vetica was appointed as the new assistant superintendent of secondary education at the Lodi Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:00 am
Fans of Lodi High School sports could soon be cheering on their
teams from the Nike Bill and Carol Meehleis gym. Or maybe the Tokay
Tigers will practice on the Google athletic field. Even libraries
and multipurpose rooms could see a new, sponsored nametag.
Friday, August 26, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District officials have refused to release
an unedited version of the report on former Liberty High School
principal Robert Rivas because they claim doing so would be
Monday, May 24, 2010 12:00 am
It was 1973 when first-year teacher Linda Watt meticulously set
up room 5A for her Lodi High School math students. Little did she
know she'd still be teaching there 37 years later as she readied
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:00 am
Classified union members felt they sent a clear message to Lodi
Unified School District when they rejected their contract late
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:00 am
Hundreds of Lodi Unified School District teachers received
preliminary pink slips in the mail last weekend, just as spring
break was starting.
Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:00 am
In a year which saw layoffs, increased classroom sizes and
threats of furloughs, some Lodi Unified School District personnel
are questioning annual administrative raises as high as 15
Monday, September 21, 2009 10:00 pm
The application time for the principal position at Lodi High
School closed Friday, and the Lodi Unified School District is
moving forward this week with assembling an interview committee.
Interviews are set to begin next Monday.
Sunday, August 23, 2009 10:00 pm
I know there were a lot of teacher layoffs in the Lodi Unified
School District this year. Where did all those teachers go?
Friday, July 31, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi High School teacher accused of starting a sexual
relationship with a 17-year-old student three years ago was
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi Unified administrator has filed a grievance against the
district, claiming race, gender and age were factors in choosing
which positions were eliminated to save money during recent budget
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:00 pm
A 16-year-old Lodi boy was looking over recently stolen goods
with a buddy when he jokingly said that it would be just his luck
if his probation officer happened to stop by for a routine
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi teacher arrested for possessing heroin may face more
charges after police found a morphine pill sitting on his desk in
his classroom, police said Tuesday.
Monday, April 6, 2009 10:00 pm
A Lodi schoolteacher was arrested after police allegedly found
heroin in his car while he was on his lunch break from Beckman
Monday, March 9, 2009 10:00 pm
Lodi Unified School District has issued nearly twice the number
of anticipated layoff notices a week before they were officially
Sunday, February 8, 2009 10:00 pm
With Lodi Unified School District's top budget administrator
warning that the money will run out if the state doesn't pass a
budget soon, and with the promise of more layoffs in addition the
45 positions cut two weeks ago, some have questioned the salaries
of the district's top earners and any incentives they may
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 10:00 pm
The Lodi Unified school board approved a unique early retirement
program with two unions in hopes of alleviating some of the
district's current-cash flow problems.
Mike McKilligan, assistant superintendent of personnel, thanks Rosie Ortiz for 30 years of service during a ceremony at the Lodi Unified School District office honoring employees of 25 to 30 years Thursday. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:00 pm
Despite a grand jury report stating that the Stockton Unified
School District may have misused funds while under her watch, Lodi
Unified has hired Lisa Kotowski as its head curriculum
Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:00 pm
Mike McKilligan, director of certificated personnel for Lodi
Unified, will assume the duties of Len Casanega, the former
assistant superintendent of personnel.
Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Area schools are facing a shortage of substitute teachers, which
has spurred administrators to think of creative ways to fill