In the news: Pink slip notices in decline, Ocean View chief offered job in Oregon and more

A quick check of the calendar reveals today is the first day of spring. It’s also International Day of Happiness, as well as a Friday – is that redundant? – and we’ve got a quick recap of the week’s local education news.

  • Reflecting an improved state economy, the March 15 deadline for alerting tenured teachers that they could be laid off at the end of the year came and went with just a handful of notices issued by districts in Orange County.
  • Ladera Vista Junior High School in Fullerton nurtures students’ passions in music, theater and dance through a curriculum that emphasizes arts instruction, and now the school is poised to become an accredited school of performing arts.