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GBU Mountain News
January 13, 2014 XLII

News from our El
Tejon Unified School
The August 22, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The September 12, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The September 26, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The October 9, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The October 23, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The December 12, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The January 9, 2014 School Board meeting can be viewed at
Photos from thev 2013 FMHS Homecoming can be seen on Facebook at

Snap, the free piano lessons on Saturday morning and the
Reading of the Classics on Saturday afternoon.
Learning Sign Language is a new event that will start on
Jan 17 with teacher Shanene Laudenberg.
Marie Smith invited teachers to visit the library with their
classes on field trips. She offered a Scavenger Hunt
method to learn the Dewey Decimal System for
exploring all of the areas of the library, and to turn
students on the fun world of information researching! For
the younger grades, the library can create a story time
which supports teacher’s curriculum. The library, with its
large and state-of-art meeting room as well as the
beautiful Frazier Mountain Park across the street, has
great resources for any type of learning. Marie Smith
urged teachers to please call the library at 245-1267 and
schedule a day to come in and tear up the place
researching for information!

Frazier Mountain High
School (FMHS)

Jan 9, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting
The El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD) held its
first Board of Trustees meeting in 2014 on Thursday, Jan
9. All five trustees and the Student representative as well
as the new Superintendent Rodney Wallace attended.
Reports were given by the Principals of all three Schools,
the Union representatives, the Superintendent, as well as
the Frazier Park Library Manager. Architect Anthony
Palazzo provided an update on the District's Building
Master Plan, focusing on a new multi-purpose building
on the Frazier Park School Campus.

“We are still in Hell”
Marie Smith describing the current status of the “Reading
of the Classics” group

Marie Smith, Manager of the Frazier Park Library
introduced current and upcoming activities to the School
Board, including the Wednesday Chess program, the
Thursday reading program with therapy dog Ginger

Principal’s Response to Student Arrests
GBU Mountain News had reported that Sheriff’s
Deputies had arrested two students arrested at the FMHS
on December 17, 2013. A 16 year old was found to be in
possession of 14 Percocet pills, cut in half, and a 17 year
old student was intoxicated on alcohol.
Asked for a comment FMHS Principal Sara Haflich
respond quickly stating: “Unfortunately, due to the
confidentially of students involved, I can not comment on
what the school plans on doing with the two boys. I can
assure you, however, that the disciplinary procedures
of FMHS and the El Tejon Unified School District for
this type of offence are being strictly enforced. We also
have very specific policies in place if any student is
suspected of having any connections with drugs or
alcohol on the campus, which ultimately led to us
catching the students in this situation first thing in the
FMHS offers
Sierra Clinica Vista as well as a drug and alcohol matrix
class for any student who faculty feels needs this support
for various reasons. It is always the goal of FMHS to
help support all of our students in any way possible, but
ultimately keep the campus safe and drug free.”