In the news: New school accountability system, an elementary school reopens, free educational mobile app and more Staff reports September 9, 2016 We’ve made it to another Friday, and that means it’s time for the weekly roundup of top Orange County education stories: The state Board of Education this week approved a new accountability system that will rate schools and districts in multiple areas deemed critical to student performance. The Brea Olinda Unified School District is set to begin bus operations with a new system for tracking its vehicles and riders. A former Huntington Beach High School student and veteran of the Korean War will finally receive his high school diploma 66 years after leaving school to enlist in the U.S. Navy. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District, founded when three districts merged back in 1966, is gearing up for a raft of activities to mark its 50th anniversary. Lake View Elementary School in the Ocean View School District has reopened with an emphasis on STEM education nearly two years after it was shuttered due to asbestos concerns. With the help of a grant from OCDE, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County has unveiled a free mobile app with activities to promote healthy childhood development and school readiness.