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THE CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PROMISE GRANT

After California lawmakers passed a law in 2017 that some of its backers touted as making community college tuition-free, David Loverin heard from a lot of families eager to take advantage of it.
When legislators and the media began focusing on the law, “they
started promoting it as free college,” said Loverin, director of financial aid at College of the Sequoias, a community college in Visalia, south of Fresno. “But when you went back to the actual bill, it wasn’t really written that way. So a lot of families are coming to us saying ‘free college, free college’ and we’re like, no, not really.”
That’s because the law, AB 19, known as the California College Promise program, allocated $46 million to the state’s 114 community colleges with the idea of helping students cover some of their costs, not necessarily tuition.

The law in fact was originally written to just provide free tuition to first-time, full-time students who don’t receive the state’s tuition waiver for low-income students. Tuition costs $46 a unit, or $1,380 per year for students taking a full load of 30 units. After lobbying from the community college system and others, the final version morphed to give colleges wide latitude to use funds  provided by the law to help students cover a range of costs: from free tuition for students who don’t qualify as low-income to receive the state’s tuition waiver to free laptops and textbook vouchers.

And it turns out colleges took that latitude and ran with it last year, spending their portion of the state funds in myriad ways.
For more information, contact the Community College you are
interested in attending to get all the details for enrollment.

 The California College Promise Grant, a tuition waiver for low-income students; and dozens of local promise programs that are funded by
donors and provide tuition or other aid to some students. That’s in
addition to numerous other state financial aid offerings.
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DAMAGED/LOST SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY

Per Education Code 48904, parents/guardians are responsible for the replacement cost for district books, supplies or property loaned to students that the student fails to return, or that are willfully cut, defaced or otherwise damaged. Our school is authorized to withhold the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the student, or to deny participation in school activities that are deemed privileges (i.e. dances, prom, graduation ceremonies, student body office, inter-scholastic & extra curricular athletics/sports, or other local school activities until the debt is cleared.
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Open Enrollment Changes

The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s Open Enrollment policy is changing
These changes apply only to students who are applying for new permits. Students who currently have approved permits, will not be affected by these changes. Please also note that this change in policy eliminates year-round Open Enrollment. The only opportunity for your student to transfer will be during the Open Enrollment period. Please click the article to continue read the upcoming changes.
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District Advisory Committee Information and Application

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Board of Education directed staff to form a District Advisory Committee to study declining enrollment in the District and to make recommendations regarding re-alignment of school attendance boundaries and possibly school closures. Click on the article to read more about the process.
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STUDENT I.D. CARDS

As a security measure, ALL students will be issued a Student I.D. Card during snack or lunch at no charge. Every student MUST carry their school i.d. card while on campus, to and from school and at all school activities at ALL TIMES. Ms. Endara in the Main Office can replace your Student I.D. card for $5.00 –replacement fee. I.D. cards must be turned in when withdrawing from El Camino High School.
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Veteran's Day - HOLIDAY

El Camino High School will be observing Veteran's Day on November 11, 2019. School will be closed. School will resume on November 12, 2019, beginning at 7:50 a.m.
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ASB BLOOD DRIVE

El Camino High School will be having another Annual Blood Drive on November 6, 2019, beginning at 8:00 am through 2:00 p.m. Any minor students (16-17 yr ) MUST have a parent consent form signed prior to donation. For more information, see Mrs. Santiago, IN RM. 34.
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HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Just a reminder to all students: On Tuesday, October 31st is a regular school day at El Camino High School. NO COSTUMES THAT COVER YOUR FACE, MASKS, FAKE WEAPONS, OR FACE PAINTING COVERING YOUR FACE of any kind are NOT allowed! The Dress Code is strictly enforced!
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COLLEGE & CAREER EXPO

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6pm - 8pm, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will be holding its annual College & Career Expo at Glenn High School. There are 50 + colleges scheduled to attend, 25+ businesses and many more workshops for all students. Bring your parents with you and come out and see a rep for college, trade school, technical school, military or speak to a business for information related to a job. For more information, contact: (562) 210-4051.
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