Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Stefanie P. Phillips reports that students in Santa Ana have achieved a significant increase of 11.5% in graduation rates over the last seven years, surpassing the State and County average with 91.6% of the District’s high school seniors graduating with their diploma and a direct pathway to college.
A meeting last week drew a wide cross-section of city leaders and residents – including top officials from the city, schools, police, and nonprofit groups – amid a tripling of shootings in recent years.
With his own victory, and those by other police union-backed candidates in Santa Ana City Council races, Mayor Miguel Pulido appears to have regained much of the power he lost in the 2012 “Santa Ana Spring” election.
The Santa Ana Unified School District has told candidates there is a limit of $1,000 per person. But Cecilia Iglesias says she can accept contributions over the $1,000 limit because the rules are voluntary and can’t be enforced.
The Santa Ana City Council Tuesday night approved a $229 million 2016-17 budget that includes funding for hiring more police officers, park improvements and extended hours for community centers, among other things.