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Left to right: Shelby Kraushaar, Kimberly Kraushaar, Pam Kraushaar, Harry Kraushaar Kraushaar graduates Kimberly Kraushaar, daughter of Pam and Harry Kraushaar, received her MBA from USC's Marshall School of Business on Friday, May 17. Kraushaar will intern this summer at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Arizona. She will return to USC in the fall to earn a Masters in Systems Engineering from the Veterbi School of Engineering. hearing this is a new policy now that you Friedman had read the Board's bylaws. have used," said Mirisch. "I think we Goldberg said that from the time he's should be mindful of it." been on the board, Friedman is the only Gold said all candidates were top tier student board member who has cast a and they had felt there needed to be some vote. criteria to distinguish amongst them. "I will say -- and we've had some won- Bilak ran unsuccessfully for the derful student board members -- he's the Board of Education in 2011. Bilak was only student board member who has con- a Washington, D.C. lawyer and is an E1 vinced me to change my vote on some- Rodeo parent. She and her husband run thing while I've been sitting up here," Bilak Enterprises. said Goldberg. "As my colleagues will tell you, that is a very difficult task to do." Student board member Friedman, a senior, is attending Emory Jason Friedman thanked University in Atlanta in the fall. by Board of Education for service Student board mem- ber Jason Friedman was pre- sented with framed cer- tificate of recogni- tion and a Starbucks gift card at Jason Friedman the Board of Education formal meeting on Tuesday night. "It's always heartfelt that all of us want to see only success for definitely, a guy who's put in the time and effort, so congratulations on that," said Board of Education President Jake Manaster. "I really appreciated your involvement because you voted, you paid attention, you listened, gave really good advice and good thought to the discussions at hand and had always relevant things to say," said Board of Education member Lisa Korbatov. Board member Brian Goldberg was president when Friedman became stu- dent board member. Goldberg said he was most impressed with the fact that Council discusses ESL program structure After voting unanimously on May 7 to approve an English as a second lan- guage program for adults, the city council discussed the structure of the program, expected to include six courses. "When this first came forward they were going to lose ESL entirely, so from my perspective, we're doing a good job that we're able to save the ESL program, but it's not going to be what it was at the high school," said Vice Mayor Lili Bosse. "In many ways we're actually going to be adding more in terms of availability and citizenship, etc." Due to budget reductions, the BHUSD can no longer support providing English as a second language course for adults. Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey presented staff's recommendation for a model of the program. Staff recommended that the City offer six contractual classes, which would be comprised of introductory, intermediate and advanced ESL, two English conver- sation courses and one citizen preparation course. The recommendation included the hir- ing of multiple contract instructors to briefs cont. on page 7 Roxbury Park Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony set for June 4 The groundbreaking ceremony for the Roxbury Park Community Center will be held on Tuesday, June 4. The site will open at 2 p.m. with the ceremony anticipated to begin around 2:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. Fencing was installed around the existing community center on May 16 to begin preparation for construction. The duration of the project is anticipated to be approxi- mately one year. The new, single-story community center will sit on the footprint of the current community center and will include upgraded meeting rooms, a multipurpose room and a larger library. The south parking lot at Roxbury is closed, but metered parking is available on Roxbury and along the alley. The ground b.reaking ceremony will be held on the west side of the community center, which may be accessed via the alley or the tennis court walkway. Roxbury Park is located at 471 S. Roxbury Drive. Improvements to the Roxbury athletic field, park restroom, and play equipment will being this fall. Frequent updates about the project are posted at www.beverlyhills.org/ RoxburyProject. Residents, businesses and property owners near Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega are especially encouraged to attend. Please join Metro as we prepare for construction of the first section of the Purple Line Extension. Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30pM LACMA West - 5th Floor Terrace Room 5905 Wilshire BI, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Served by Metro Lines 20, 277, 720and 780. Validated vehicle parking is available in the Museum's 6th St underground garage. Enter from 6th and Ogden. ADA Accommodation Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please telephone the project information line at 213.922.6934 or California Relay Service at 711. < For more information about the ~ 5 Purple Une Extension please visit: ~' raetra.r~/purplelineext I~ twitt~r.com/purplelinee, xt ~ mi facebook.com/purpMine~ May 30- June 5, 2013 Page 5