Las Virgenes Unified School District

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Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is a K–12 school district headquartered in Calabasas, California, United States.[1] The district, serving the western section of the San Fernando Valley and the eastern Conejo Valley in Los Angeles County,[2] consists of 14 public schools serving the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, and several small portions of the West Hills section of Los Angeles.

Its largest school is Agoura High, with approximately 2,400 students.

History[edit]

LVUSD was founded by English immigrant Arthur Edward Wright (1888–1978), a plasterer by trade with only an elementary education. A.E. Wright Middle School is named after him.

When the district was created, its offices were located on the grounds of the Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas.[3] They were then moved in 1974 to 30961 West Agoura Road in Westlake Village, and again in 1990 to a two-story building at 4111 North Las Virgenes Road, next to the A.E. Wright Middle School.[3]

The district formed a school foundation, the Las Virgenes School Foundation, in the early 1980s to find alternative sources of money. While it raised nearly a million dollars, the foundation died out in the mid-1980s.

The Las Virgenes Educational Foundation was created in the 1980s. During those early years, the LVEF helped promote new technology in the classroom. In 2003, the Foundation stepped forward to help close the district's budget gap caused by cutbacks in California state funding, through a regional fundraising effort. Additionally, the Foundation took over operations of the district's accelerated summer school program, previously operated by a for-profit third party. The Board of the LVEF is designed to be representative of the community, and made up of individuals who can bring unique perspectives and advantages to the organization.

Operations[edit]

As of 2004 the school has Yom Kippur (October 6) as its fall recess day due to the large number of Jewish students.[2]

Schools[edit]

LVUSD includes the following schools:

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bay Laurel Elementary School
  • Chaparral Elementary School
  • Lupin Hill Elementary School
  • Round Meadow Elementary School
  • Sumac Elementary School
  • White Oak Elementary School
  • Willow Elementary School
  • Yerba Buena Elementary School (Y.B.)

Independent study[edit]

On June 26, 2006, the Board of Education approved the formation of the district's alternative Independent Study School. The school offers two curricular options: K–12 independent Study where students report to the school site at least once a week to meet with an independent study teacher and K–12 Home Independent Study (Home schooling) which provides a home schooling independent study curriculum.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. Las Virgenes Unified School District. Retrieved on September 27, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Pang, Kevin. "Glendale Unified May Add Armenian Holiday." Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2004. Retrieved on July 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Sharon D. (1990-05-21). "District moves to new site; Las Virgenes school board in Calabasas". Los Angeles Daily News. p. T1. 

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