CVHS Signs Coming Down – CV Charter High School Signs Going Up

July 20, 2012 14:20 pm · 44 comments

The Clayton Valley High School signs are coming down, and the charter high school signs are in the process of being installed.

On July 1st, the school formally transitioned from the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to a “self-governed educational institution”.

The first day of school is August 15th.

anon July 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

What is the admissions process? Is there a waitlist? Looking ahead to the future (My kids are still in elementary)

Anon July 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM

If you live in the cv area you get in. If you live outside the area you go into the lottery. If there are more spaces open then people outside the area you are in.

animal July 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM

as a ’69 graduate it will always be cvhs to me. go eagles!

Anon2you July 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The admissions process is the same for any other school in the district so don’t panic…

nytemuvr July 20, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Prerequisite for entry is a turned-up nose….just a joke

KC July 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM

This venture should be interesting to watch……..

anonamust July 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM

So that’s where all the money this school chose to steal from the rest of the districts schools came from!!!

WC44 July 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM

What a waste of money.

Hmmm... July 20, 2012 at 3:12 PM

During the initial discussion about the conversion, charter supporters called the district liars for saying that it was going to cost $1.7M to fund the charter.

When parents from other schools asked the CVCHS people to consider that they would be taking money from kids in other schools, the charter denied that it was doing so.

Now, it’s clear that it is exactly what will happen. It disgusts me that the those left in the district now have to do with less money.

You want a charter, fine. Why not do it on the same budget as you had before? Then it can be compared apples to apples.

The State BOE said that families in other parts of the district should move past the financial arguments and accept it. That’s a little bit easier said than done!

Really!!?? July 20, 2012 at 3:20 PM

This school can kick rocks for all I care. They are a bunch of crooks. Thanks for taking money away from other schools in the dist. I have seen that there is some sort of fundraiser going on for their sports….boycott this. Do not go! Let them figure it out and the parents that go there can pony up the cash.

Enough Already!! July 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

@ anonamust, WC44, Hmmm… –

Grow up and get used to the fact that some of us in the community are sick and tired of your “SOCIALIST” experiments. We care about are kids and will do what it take to secure the best for them. Ergo . . . CVCHS!

If you still have your panties in a wad, get off your ass and make a change for your childs school. However, I am sure that will not occur, as all you left coast, flat-earther, red-diaper, doper babies are to lazy to get off your asses and do something. You are too used to being handed everything for nothing!


Enough Already!! July 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

@ Really!!?? too ! ! !

Wait for it July 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The mascot name change is coming before school starts. It will make you chuckle.

94517 Tax Payer July 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Sorry guys… the parents of CVCHS students pay much more in taxes than the rest of the district. Our children are entitled to a better education than what they have been given. I feel bad for the Walnut Creek residents who live within Northgate’s boundaries… they too, pay more than their fair share in order to help the welfare schools of the MDUSD. I love how those sucking on the tit of my hard work are upset now that we finally took back what was our from the start.

CVCHS Football Dad July 20, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Now we can get the recruiting into full swing. Bring on the championship banners. Go Eagles.

skippy July 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM

@enough already. So you consider taxpayer-funded public education a socialist experiment? Your terminology shows you to be a Michael Savage drone which is a testament to your own IQ right there. Good luck to your kids.

Dante July 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM

No matter the name of the school on the sign, to me it will always read, “Abandon hope all ye who enter here!”

anon July 20, 2012 at 4:28 PM

@Enough Already!! and 94517 Tax Payer,

Well said.

anon July 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM

What happens to special needs children who were supposed to go to Clayton Valley? Do they now to go CVCHS?

Anonomono July 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Okay to all that are saying that CVCHS is taking money from the other schools in the district, you’re all morons. The school is taking away whatever their portion may have been, and leaving the district with the same amount they had, just without Clayton valleys half. I don’t understand why people would think that other schools in the district are getting money taken away, they’ll have the same amount they have always had. Instead of hating on a school with better opportunities, try attending the meetings and see what it’s really about. Thanks.

It is your turn! July 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM

For all you non-CVCHS folks, why don’t you take MT Diablo and convert it to a charter? I do not know of anything that says you can’t. Oh! I guess you could hide your lack of effort behind your rally song that it “you won’t take money from the other poor schools”

fedupme July 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Anonomono that is exactly what the charter people are telling you at the meetings because that is what they want you to believe. Not true!! The district is losing 1.7 million dollars because of this self-righteous holier than thou attitude that Clayton parents have. It’s also very much about sports and recruiting. There is nothing new and innovative, same old crappy teachers who didn’t do their jobs in the first place, they are not suddenly going to decide to do their jobs well. Good riddance.

Fitgirl July 20, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Those of you morons who think money is being taken away from your childen DO YOUR RESEARCH! That includes my ass brother in law and sister (whom is a teacher an another school in the district!) I generally find that people who always feel like they are getting the short end of the stick in whatever situation are the complainers. Open your eyes and work for what you believe in and what is right. What is right for our children is getting out of the MDUSD and taking control of our childrens future! Our kids deserve the best out of life and MDUSD does not know how to get their heads out of their asses and give that to out kids. The MDUSD is only in it for themselves and not for the good of our kids. CVCHS is ready to give our kids a 21st century education and prepare them for the future.

Current CV Parent July 20, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Fedupme, actually did you know that 3/4 of CVCHS is *NOT* from Clayton? Clayton has always made up only about 1/4 of the kids there at CV.

So I guess majority CV Concord-ites and Pittsburg-ians also want what’s best for their kids, if that is now code for being “self righteous holier than thou.”

@ Enough Already!! July 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Easy for you to say. Are you insinuating that others in the MDUSD do not care about their kids?? What low, grade school, name calling, angry comments you have made of others. There are children involved. You callous twit!!
Your school acted on the premise that they could secure outside state funds to turn your school into a Charter school WITHOUT having to dib into the already low funds available in our district. You eventually learned that was not a possibility through the state and it could only be done using what precious resources our district had. Ergo, you could give a damn about other children as long as yours were taken care of. This in the long haul affects all of society. But you are too blind to see that. What your school did was nothing short of stealing funds from others so you could have your cake and eat it too. Don’t tell me or others when we need to get over it…..

@ 94517 Tax Payer July 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I happen to be a tax payer and am not on welfare. And get this, I care about my child’s education!! Your blatant assessment that others in the district are less entitled to an education than your brats is not what the constitution was designed for the masses. EVERYONE is entitled to an education in this country if they so choose. You are a hateful nimrod and should be ashamed that you are forgetting that there are children at stake here. Sounds more like 1930’s Germany than America…….

Domestic Ceo July 20, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Basically… CV is now collecting what they should have been collecting in the first place. The District has been stealing from CV as well as ALL the other high schools in the District. High schools are supposed to get the highest ADA amount… but our District gets basically a little over the Middle School amount and shares it with all the schools in its district. MDUSD also spends the most ADA on elementary schools then middle schools and lastly the high schools. They pay the elementary school teachers THE MOST money. This is completely bass-ackwards and the rest of the high schools should be royally p***d off !!

Think of it this way… if CV was still part of the district, the other schools would STILL NOT GET ANY MONEY from the $1.7 million because it would be used to run CV. Right? Parents of other high schools: step up and make your voice heard. The MDUSD is not using the ADA money as they are supposed to and you are getting short-changed.

anon July 20, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Are the new Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians, and their employees that are hired for repairs going to be fingerprinted and have background checks?

Crossings Homeowner July 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I am so happy my child will be at Northgate next year and I don’t have to be part of this controversy!

Thieves July 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM


District must pay charter

State board agrees obligation unfair, still denies waiver request

By Theresa Harrington

SACRAMENTO — The state Board of Education has denied a request by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to waive $1.7 million in costs the district must pay to Clayton Valley Charter High.

Slugga July 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Good luck to the new school. It is going to be a lot of work and no one knows how it will turn out. It seems like most of the staff has stayed. In terms of $ issues its pretty negligible as there are costs that the district will no longer have to deal with. MDUSD has been financially incompetent for over a decade so it must be a breath of fresh air for people getting out of it.
Everyone who pays taxes ends up paying for other people.

Lari July 20, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hope the volunteers or landscapers they hire will finally pull the weeds and fix up the side of the school off Academy. Its really trashy-looking.

Eric July 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Just drove by, the signs are still the old CVHS signs, but there is a fresh new coat of blue paint on the trim of the buildings, which used to be orange… i’m thinking they just covered the signs so the paint wouldn’t drip on them.

Terri July 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

It is a lottery for anyone that doesn’t play sports! if you are a good athlete I bet you can get in…who knows they may be like De La Salle and go around recruiting! Current and Taxpayer you really should get together with your stories. And forget about it if your kid has special needs.

ClayDen July 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I have been paying property taxes for Mt. Diablo School District since before we had our children, and continue to do so now that they have all graduated from high school. Many others have done the same, as there is a general benefit to society by having all children attend school. We got no personal benefit from these taxes, as we sent our children to catholic elementary schools and Carondelet and De La Salle. So, lets turn down the whineometer about CVCHS. Most parents want to do what is best for their children, and if CVCHS is part of that answer, good job.

anon July 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

94517 moron – I guarantee if you take all the zip codes in concord you will find concord’s zip codes pay more than 94517 in property taxes (per student enrolled) to the schools (just think of all the businesses in concord – home depot, lowes, car dealers, chevron ……). That is why the state pays a higher percentage to some of the affluent areas for their schools they just don’t have the sheer number of residential and commercial tax parcels.

NRA #1 fan and member July 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Sounds like a fake De La Salle HS to me. I doubt these clowns can run it and it will be changed back to MDUSD in a year or so

Hmmm... July 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Domestic Ceo and Enough Already- You sound like Kool Aid drinkers!

Domestic Ceo- Your argument makes no sense. You wrote, “Think of it this way… if CV was still part of the district, the other schools would STILL NOT GET ANY MONEY from the $1.7 million because it would be used to run CV. Right?”

NO! That’s the point. High schools are funded at a higher level so the district must pay more than it had previously to CV. I’m not saying that the funding formula the district uses is right, just that the argument you make is wrong.

The reason why the district pays more to teachers for Elementary schools is that they are usually longer term employees who are at the top of their pay scales.

Also laughable are the folks that think they are so elite because they pay more taxes in Clayton. As was rightly pointed out, CV is made up of more Concord families than Clayton. It’s actually funny to hear how elite you think you are when upscale communities right next to CV prefer to go to Northgate.

ClayDen July 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM


Sounds like a little Clayton envy from a Concord resident?????????

Gene July 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The sign was not changed yet they were just painting.

@gene July 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Just starting to spend that 1.7 mil they stole from the other kids.

fedupme July 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I say take the 1.7 million and divide it up between all of the elementary and middle schools that will feed into the Charter. Let those schools feel the cuts that these parents wanted!! It’s the only fair way.

anon July 22, 2012 at 3:09 PM

If the 1.7 million is the difference between the unified blended rate and the high school ADA rates then split it between all MDUSD district elementary and middle schools, it belongs to the high school students. The elementary/middle schools in our district appear to be receiving more than elementary/middle schools who aren’t in a “unified district”. I’m not saying they receive so much extra money, but the state sets the funding… I’m sure all our schools are under funded. I’m saying there’s a reason why Acalanes, Brentwood (to name a couple) have separate elementary/middle districts and high school districts. It appears to work well for them.

US_DOJ_Gov July 30, 2012 at 4:21 AM

What is the difference in “curriculum” between a “Charter” school vs. regular school ??

I want to learn = Do not be sarcastic/ smart-alecky in your answers, please.

Just asking to list the differences.

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