‘Ompong’ forces UAAP cancelation anew

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon OmpongResponding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Students from participating schools during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe UAAP has also canceled its men’s basketball games set for Sunday due to the effects of typhoon “Ompong.”UAAP Season 81 president Nilo Ocampo said in a statement Saturday that the league also decided to suspend the rest of the weekend’s games as “Ompong” continued to batter Metro Manila and North Luzon.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The games between University of the East against National University at 2pm and University of Santo Tomas against University of the Philippines at 4pm were initially scheduled at Filoil Flying V Centre.Saturday’s matchups schedule also scrapped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration spotted “Ompong,” which has since been downgraded to a typhoon from a super typhoon, at 65 kilometers west of Laoag, Ilocos Norte as of 12 pm.Public storm signal no.1 is still raised over Metro Manila. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ PSG make light of Mbappe, Neymar absence in Parc stroll Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Board OKs policy shift

first_imgWinn said the old policy served as a model for other districts and did not need to be changed. “I like that waiting period. It seemed to weed out the serious petitioners and gave petitioners time to get the many zillion things in order,” Winn said. “Other districts have called us to use our policy. It works for us as is.” Trustees said the University of Phoenix is proposing the charter school, and staff members are reviewing it. Teachers union President Gene Smith was critical of the policy change. “We feel the regulation is being changed for this school to come in without following the guidelines that were in place that would have required them to wait another year,” said Smith, president of the Antelope Valley Teachers Association. “I feel it’s being put on the fast track.” With the district already offering some courses online, Smith said the district should establish its own online charter school rather than let somebody else do it. “Our concern is we could do a better job and keep funds in the district. There would be a better opportunity for our counselors to talk with students to let them know of the problems and pitfalls of an online school,” Smith said. “I’m also concerned that people who would be considered at-risk youth would opt to take this kind of thing instead of staying in school, which would be the opposite of what the community and law enforcement want.” Trustee Al Beattie said the online charter school can sign up students from any adjoining county. “This charter will get approved someplace and will take our students,” Beattie said. “If a charter is going to occur and it’s going to take my students from my district, then I want to have control over it. I don’t want someone in Riverside or Kern County or Gorman having that supervision.” Beattie proposed a review of the charter policy to see whether revisions were needed to conform with changes in state charter rules and because he was aware of the online school proposal. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A divided Antelope Valley Union High School District board has approved changes to its charter-school policy that teachers union officials said was done to fast-track a proposed online charter campus. The charter school, which likely would allow students to stay at home and take classes via computer, wants to start operation next school year, but missed the November deadline to submit a charter petition, trustees said. The policy was changed in a 3-2 vote Wednesday, with trustees Ira Simonds and Donita Winn dissenting, to allow the board under “special circumstances” to consider late applications. “This provides the district with the latitude to deal with consideration of charters and handling of applications,” board President Tom Pigott said. “They (the online school) would have gone to another district in L.A. County, and we would have simply lost those students to that district.” last_img read more