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Email system changes mean new addresses for employees - but the old ones will still work

IUSD’s Information Technology team has been hard at work over the summer making a number of changes to the district’s email system. Some of the more technical stuff made our eyes glaze over, but we’re told the improvements will save money, increase email storage capacity for employees and make usernames and email addresses more intuitive. Here’s the biggest takeaway: All employee email addresses have been changed to the more common format of

IUSD Board of Education to consider the second phase of ambitious solar effort

It's been more than a year since IUSD held an activation ceremony to mark the installation of solar panels at 13 schools and a pair of support facilities, and the data that's been gathered over the last 12 months is beyond encouraging. The sustainable solar technology that was affixed to rooftops and parking lot shade structures in 2010 and 2011 is now producing about 1.9 megawatts of clean energy, with the district saving about $220,000 annually.

Budget Notebook: Uncertainty at the state level means IUSD must plan for the worst

BY ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT JOHN FOGARTY More details have come out about the governor’s budget proposal, and unfortunately they’re not in our favor. As previously mentioned, Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for 2012-13 is heavily reliant on a November ballot initiative that would temporarily raise taxes for high-income earners and increase the sales tax by a half-cent through 2016. If the initiative passes, education spending would essentially remain flat.


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