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La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard anunció el lunes que Karling Aguilera-Fort ha sido seleccionada como finalista para el puesto de Superintendente en espera de una visita de validación del sitio y la aprobación del contrato.

“Se anticipa que el nombramiento de Aguilera-Fort ocurrirá en la reunión de la Junta de Educación el 19 de junio de 2019”, dijo el OSD en un comunicado.

Actualmente,Aguilera-Fort es el Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de El Rancho, un distrito de aproximadamente 8,600 estudiantes, que ha dirigido durante los últimos dos años.

“Estoy encantado de unirme a la comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard. Espero continuar con el trabajo innovador y estándar que ya se está llevando a cabo en todo el Distrito y hacer mi parte para apoyar al equipo del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard en el avance del rendimiento estudiantil en toda la junta “, indicó Aguilera-Fort.

Anteriormente, fue Superintendente Auxiliar de Educación Primaria en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD), y también anteriormente se desempeñó como Superintendente Auxiliar de Apoyo y Equidad en el Aprendizaje y Superintendente Auxiliar del Distrito de Misión Zonal, K-12 en SFUSD.

El futuro Superintendente ha servido a un maestro de educación especial bilingüe, subdirector y director durante sus casi tres décadas de servicio en la educación pública.

La selección de Aguilera-Fort sigue una extensa búsqueda que brindó un excelente campo de 16 candidatos altamente calificados, incluidos 5 superintendentes.

La decisión de la Junta de Educación refleja la información obtenida de los grupos de partes interesadas en el Distrito con respecto a las cualidades deseadas en el próximo líder del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard.

“Su sólida ética de trabajo, pasión, habilidades y capacidad para desarrollar confianza y relaciones significativas con todas las partes interesadas del Distrito lo convierten en un excelente compañero para el Distrito Escolar de Oxnard”, dijo la Presidente de la Junta del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard, Veronica Robles-Solis.

En 2016, Aguilera-Fort recibió el Premio Nacional de Educación por Excelencia y Equidad del Instituto Niroga.

El premio se otorga por reducir la brecha de logros y apoyar el aprendizaje social y emocional.

Además, Aguilera-Fort fue seleccionado por su defensa demostrada en nombre de los estudiantes desfavorecidos y su tremendo éxito en la implementación de prácticas inclusivas para estudiantes con necesidades de educación especial, su apoyo a los aprendices de inglés y la instrucción diferenciada para estudiantes de diversos orígenes y estilos de aprendizaje.

“Estoy emocionado de conocer a los educadores, el personal y las familias que impulsan esta comunidad, y estoy muy agradecido a la Junta de Educación por darme la oportunidad de servir”.

ABRIRAN PARQUE PARA PERROS

El Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Santa Bárbara apuntan a mediados de junio para abrir el nuevo parque para perros de media hectárea en MacKenzie Park, en la parte superior de la Calle State.

La lluvia de invierno retrasó la apertura inicial de marzo y los problemas de construcción agregaron una segunda demora en mayo.

“Estamos trabajando con nuestro contratista para cerrar el Área de perros sin correa en MacKenzie Park. Aún no tenemos una fecha de apertura específica, pero es probable que a mediados de junio haya algunos toques finales necesarios en los caminos concretos y otras comodidades”, dijo George Thomson, Supervisor de Gestión de Proyectos.

Una vez completado, habrá un recinto para perros grandes y otro para cachorros más pequeños.

Thomson indicó que el costo del proyecto es de $700,000.

ALGUACIL INVESTIGA OLA DE ROBOS

La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Santa Bárbara (SBCSO), ha iniciado una investigación de una serie de robos en el Condado esta semana.

Los ladrones irrumpieron en dos casas y hurtaron joyas en efectivo y otros objetos de valor.

Un robo involucró a los ladrones que ingresaban a la casa a través de una puerta de vidrio corrediza sin cerrar.

El residente estaba en casa durante el incidente y los ladrones se llevaron miles de dólares en joyas.

Las residencias vandalizadas se encuentran en el área no incorporada del Condado de Santa Bárbara en las áreas de Hope Ranch y San Marcos Pass Road.

El Departamento del Alguacil ofrece algunos consejos para mantenerse seguros de los delincuentes los hogares:

  • Haga que sea difícil entrar en su casa cerrando todas las puertas y ventanas exteriores antes de salir de la casa o irse a la cama.
  • Deja las luces encendidas cuando salga. Si estará ausente por un período de tiempo, conecte algunas lámparas a los temporizadores automáticos y varíe las horas en que se encienden y apagan.
  • No permita que se acumulen entregas diarias de correo, periódicos o folletos mientras está ausente… Haga arreglos con la Oficina de Correos para guardar su correspondencia o haga arreglos para que un amigo o vecino los recoja.
  • Asegúrese de que sus cerraduras en las puertas y ventanas estén aseguradas. Si no, reemplázelos con nuevos candados.
  • Obtenga cerraduras especiales para puertas corredizas de vidrio porque tienden a romperse más fácilmente que las puertas normales.

TRATAN DE NO CERRAR BIBLIOTECA

El Departamento de Policía de Oxnard está haciendo todo lo posible para ayudar a mantener abierta la Biblioteca de La Colonia a pesar de los recortes presupuestarios.

La Alcaldía de Oxnard propone realizar varios recortes para ayudar a la ciudad a recuperarse de un déficit de $9.2 millones.

Uno de los artículos amenazados es la Biblioteca de Colonia, cerca del parque Del Sol.

“Es como una joya en la ciudad”, indicó el Comandante de la Policía de Oxnard (OXPD), Scott Whitney.

Pero pronto esta joya podría desaparecer de la ciudad.

La Biblioteca de Colonia es solo uno de los muchos activos que podrían ser cerrada de inicio debido a los recortes presupuestarios.

“La Ciudad tiene que tomar muchas decisiones difíciles. Apoyo al Administrador de la ciudad y todas las decisiones que tomó, pero sólo estamos tratando de hacer nuestra parte para ayudar, y hay muchas personas en la comunidad que quieren ayudar”, indicó el Comandante.

Así, Whitney y su departamento se unieron para tratar de ayudar a mantener la biblioteca abierta, por lo que piden a la comunidad que donen para mantener abierta la Biblioteca.

“Hicimos este pequeño alfiler que vamos a repartir a las personas que hacen una donación de $20”, adujo Whitney.

La Ciudad está buscando hacer casi $6 millones en recortes para ayudar con su déficit. El OXPD espera recaudar lo suficiente para un año de operaciones, que asciende a $28,000.

“Estamos escuchando a la comunidad para ver si tienen alguna sugerencia, así como a nuestro consejo, y luego lo que estamos haciendo es tratar de ver si podemos reunir recursos”, dijo Terrel Harrison, Director de Cultura y Servicios Comunitarios de Oxnard.

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The Oxnard School District Board of Education announced on Monday that Karling Aguilera-Fort has been selected as the finalist for the position of Superintendent pending a site validation visit and contract approval.

“It is anticipated that Aguilera-Fort’s appointment will occur at the Board of Education meeting on June 19, 2019,” the OSD said in a statement.

Currently, Mr. Aguilera-Fort is the Superintendent of the El Rancho Unified School District, a district of approximately 8,600 students, which he has led for the past two years.

“I am thrilled to join the Oxnard School District community. I look forward to continuing the innovative and standard-setting work that is already taking place throughout the District and doing my part to support the Oxnard School District team in advancing student achievement across the board,” said Mr. Aguilera-Fort.

He was formerly the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and also previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Learning Support & Equity and the Assistant Superintendent of the Zone Mission District, K-12 at SFUSD.

The future Superintendent has served a bilingual special education teacher, assistant principal and principal during his almost three decades of service in public education.

Mr.Aguilera-Fort’s selection follows an extensive search that brought an excellent field of 16 highly- qualified candidates, including 5 superintendents.

The Board of Education’s decision reflects input gathered from stakeholder groups in the District regarding the qualities desired in Oxnard School District’s next leader.

“His strong work ethic, passion, skills and ability to develop trust and meaningful relationships with all of the District’s stakeholders makes him an excellent match for the Oxnard School District,” said Oxnard School District Board President Veronica Robles-Solis.

In 2016, Aguilera-Fort received the National Education Award for Excellence and Equity from the Niroga Institute.

The award is given for narrowing the achievement gap and supporting social and emotional learning.

Also, Mr. Aguilera-Fort was selected for his demonstrated advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged students and his tremendous success in implementing inclusive practices for students with special education needs, his support of English Learners and differentiated instruction for students from diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

“I am excited to meet the educators, staff, and families that drive this community, and am very grateful to the Board of Education for giving me this opportunity to serve.”

DOG PARK TO BE REOPENED

City officials with Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department are aiming for mid-June to open the new, half-acre dog park addition at MacKenzie Park off upper State Street.

Winter rain delayed the initial March opening and construction issues added a second delay in May.

“We’re working with our contractor to wrap up the Off-Leash Dog Area at MacKenzie Park,” said George Thomson, Project Management Supervisor. “We don’t have a specific opening date yet, but mid-June is likely — there are some final touches needed on the concrete pathways and other amenities.”

Once complete, there will be one enclosure for big dogs and another for smaller pups.

Thomson said the cost for the project is $700,000.

SBCSO INVESTIGATING BURGLARIES

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Offices has started an investigation of a string of burglaries within the county this week.

Burglars broke into two homes and stole cash jewelry and other valuables.

One burglary involved the burglars entering the home through an unlocked sliding glass door.

The resident was home during the incident and the burglars got away with thousands of dollars in jewelry.

The targeted residences are in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County in the Hope Ranch and the San Marcos Pass Road community areas.

Sheriff’s office reminds everyone of some important safety tips to keep you and your home safer from criminals:

Make your home difficult to break into by locking all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed.

Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers and vary the times when they go on and off.

Don’t allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up while you are away… Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail, or arrange for a friend or neighbor to pick them up.

Make sure your locks on the doors and windows are secure. If not, replace them with new locks.

Get special locks for sliding glass doors because they tend to be more easily broken into than regular door.

OXPD TRYING TO KEEP LA COLONIA LIBRARY OPEN

The Oxnard Police Department is doing all they can to help keep the Colonia Library open despite budget cuts.

The City of Oxnard is proposing to make several cuts to help the city recover from a $9.2 million deficit.

One of the items being threatened is the Colonia Library near Del Sol Park.

“It is like a gem in the city,” said Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney.

But soon this gem could disappear from the city.

The Colonia Library is just one of many assets that could get the boot due to budget cuts.

“The city has a lot of tough decision that have to be made,” said Whitney. “I support the city manager and every decision that he’s made, but we are just trying to do our part to help out, and there is a lot of people in the community that want to help.”

Police Chief Scott Whitney and his department jumped on board to try and help keep the library open. T

hey are asking community members to donate what they keep the library alive.

“We made this little pin that we are going to give out to people that make a $20 donation,” said  Whitney.

The city is looking to make nearly $6 million worth of cuts to help with the City’s deficit. The OXPD department is hoping to raise enough for a year, which comes out to $28,000.

“We are listening to the community to see if they have any suggestions, as well as our council, and then what we are doing is we are trying to see if we can pull together resources,” said Terrel Harrison, Culture and Community Services Director.

MOM GOES AFTER TESLA

Santa Barbara resident Mallory Harcourt filed a lawsuit against Tesla claiming the electric car company’s Model X has a design flaw that almost killed her when she was 8 months pregnant.

Back in December, Harcourt parked her Tesla, which she only owned for three days, in her driveway. She was heading inside with her 2-year-old son in tow to change his diaper.

According to the lawsuit, her son jumped back into the car and put it into gear accelerating the SUV towards her.

“The next thing I know the car is coming at me,” she said.

The SUV slammed into her, pinning her to a wall in the garage. “On impact, I heard my bones break.”

Harcourt’s pelvis was shattered and her leg was broken. As she screamed for help, her toddler popped his head up in the front seat.

“When he climbed up into the seat and saw me there, he just burst into tears immediately,” she said.

Harcourt’s neighbors heard her screams and ran to help. It took about ten minutes to free her.

In the hospital, Harcourt was forced to deliver her daughter nearly month early due to her injuries.

“She’s our miracle baby,” Harcourt said.

Harcourt’s toddler, now 3-years-old, is still traumatized by the incident and remains in therapy.

“The part of him being upset and affected by this is the hardest,” Harcourt said through her tears. “My wounds will heal. I just can’t take the kids being affected by this.”

Harcourt said this car model is marketed to families and therefore should have a mechanism to prevent it from being unintentionally operated.

“When you stop the car and put it in park, there is not an ‘off’ button. It’s still drivable, even if the key fob is anywhere around,” Harcourt said. “The point is to get their attention however we have to. The point is to save lives.”

Harcourt’s attorney, Alison Gokal, initially sent a letter to Tesla asking for an apology and for the company to fix the alleged flaw. But, Tesla responded saying the vehicle, “responded to the operator’s inputs, as designed.”

Harcourt filed a report with the Santa Barbara Police Department, which ultimately concluded that the key will allow the car to start whether it is inside the vehicle or if it is in the “immediate vicinity”.

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