Editor’s Note: Even after the Teachers’ Strike is settled, we still have an uphill battle regarding AUSD budgetary deficits. The following report that was published earlier by the Alpine Parent’s Coalition is very insightful as to why the district looked to reduce the teachers’ salaries, and benefits in the first place. For more information, and informational reports, visit our website: www.thealpinesun.com
The Alpine Teachers' Strike is over according to an e-mail sent out by Superintendent Tom Pelligrino:
The District and teacher leaders worked into the early morning on Tuesday, February 25 and reached an agreement that both parties can stand behind. The strike has ended! We know that your child will be extremely happy to see our Alpine teachers back. We are too! We are committed to maintaining the high level of education that you have grown to expect and deserve. Teachers will be back in the classroom Tuesday.
The Alpine Youth Group has been notified by the County of San Diego, that the children who use the facility may not play outside, where the basketball area is. The notification is to inform them that their premises is not zoned for any organized sports, or game activity. This is due to complaints from the apartment complex that borders the fence behind the facility.
By Corrine Lewis
For The Alpine Sun
Alpine Elementary School has always been proud to call Ryan Lindley their “home boy”. And Ryan has never forgotten where his education began. Former quarterback for El Cap High School and San Diego State University, is currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals. He has returned several times to AES to participate in our community read-in, and surprised us this week with 3 big boxes of new playground balls. Thank you Ryan for your community support! You’re our Rock Star!!
Unsettled AUSD and ATA Negotiations lead to strike
Thu February 20, 2014 10:35pm
By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun
As of Tuesday evening, reports of the outcome of the latest negotiations between the Alpine Union School District board of trustees, Superintendent Pelligrino, and the Alpine Teachers Association, were not good. At the close to the negotiations meeting, an impasse still existed. This outcome can and will cause a strike of the teachers that is to begin on Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 a.m.
Justin Gruelle was an artist whose work encompassed many areas--and, he lived in Alpine. His works included watercolors and oils, landscapes and portraits, cartoons, magazine covers, covers for sheet music, children’s books, and huge murals--many commissioned under the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Justin and his family moved to Alpine in 1955 and purchased a home and studio on Lilac Lane where he lived until his death in 1978. Many of his later works depicted Alpine scenes and appeared on the family’s annual Christmas cards.