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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:09 PM

Huntington Beach leaders peek into the future with 25-year plan

Huntington Beach, July 11, 2017, What will Huntington Beach look like 25 years from now? Will the proposed mix of commingled industrial use and high density development create even more traffic, congestion, and pollution in HB? How will these proposed changes affect the Ocean View District and we serve students and families?
Land use, zoning, and urbanization issues dominate the HB General Plan Update and threaten to forever alter our city. The idea is to keep urbanization, gentrification, and loss of environmental controls in check. Gina Clayton-Tarvin will continue to advocate for OVSD and its residents. Never again will unfettered industrial uses be allowed next to sensitive receptors such as children and schools.

Note: After Gina Clayton-Tarvin and John Briscoe appeared in June at the City of HB Council Meeting to bring these growing concerns to the fore, Greg Mellen of the OC Register has covered this very important issue.

Friday, June 30, 2017 8:09 PM

Measure R Citizens Oversight Committee Chosen

Huntington Beach, June 27, 2017, the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees voted to approve the District’s 2017-2018 Measure R Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC). The COC, which will be comprised of 10 members, will provide oversight of Measure R bond expenditures. Measure R was passed by voters with 58.8% YES votes in November 2016 and will provide $169M in general obligation bonds for the improvement of school facilities in the Ocean View School District.

Applications were due to the District in early June and a Subcommittee of the Board, consisting of President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Clerk John Briscoe, Superintendent Carol Hansen, and Deputy Superintendent Michael Conroy. The committee met to review applications and chose the final member appointees.

The Measure R Independent COC members, according to category, are:
• Business Representative(s) - Libbie Rector Knobbe & Donna Alexander
• Senior Citizen Group(s) - Ellen Riley & Gayle Wayne
• Taxpayer Organization Member - Gracey Larrea-Van Der Mark
• Parent of Child Enrolled in OVSD - Cheryl Delavega-Shyres
• Parent of Child Enrolled in OVSD, Active in Parent Group - Joe Miller & Vanessa Nalle
• At-Large Community Member(s) - Mark Bixby & Tom Ugland

Monday, June 19, 2017 6:45 PM

Gina Clayton-Tarvin, OVSD president speaks about HB General Plan Update and Draft EIR

Huntington Beach, CA, June 19, 2017, Clayton-Tarvin speaks at the HB City Council meeting on General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report and their impact on Commercial, Industrial and Residential Development in the City including the loss of over 1,300 single family residences and the increase of over 8,000 multi family apartments. 

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM

LA Times-Ocean View classified staff, two assistant superintendents receive a 2.5% salary increase this school year

Huntington Beach, May 27, 2017, Although salaries in OVSD remain in the bottom quartile, the district strives to provide compensation that reaches parity for all of employees, whether they be teachers, classified, or administrators. In 2015, Clayton-Tarvin was honored by her colleagues and voted board president. She made a commitment to seek collaboration and fairness amongst all OVSD employees, never again to treat one group differently in regards to salaries and health benefits.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:03 PM



From the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) this spotlight on the Ocean View School District's and its commitment to providing education choices for district families is highlighted here.  For their latest OC District Pulse, the OCDE met with Dr. Hansen to learn more about the Ocean View School District and its 17 campuses, which serve nearly 8,500 students from preschool through grade eight in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City and Westminster.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:45 PM

LA Times-Huntington Beach to test organic pesticides in Central Park

Huntington Beach, May 2, 2017, Gina Clayton-Tarvin voiced support for the City of HB's proposed pilot program, though she felt it doesn’t go far enough. The City of HB needs to mirror the efforts of the Ocean View School District in eliminating harmful chemicals like Monsanto's Roundup on their parkland and open space. The school district stopped using the weed killer Roundup on school sites in August, 2016 under the direction of Clayton-Tarvin.

Monday, May 1, 2017 6:47 PM

HBCC-Gina Clayton-Tarvin speaks in favor of organic pesticides in HB

Huntington Beach, May 1, 2016, President of the OVSD Board of Trustees, Gina Clayton-Tarvin speaks during HBCC meeting in support of Item 9 for a pilot program to use organic pesticides in Central Park West. OVSD has already stopped using Roundup on its properties as of August 2016 and Clayton-Tarvin encourages the City to follow the School District's lead.

Monday, May 1, 2017 4:10 PM

OC Register-Deaf Huntington Beach elementary teacher among the best in Orange County


As the president OVSD Board of Trustees, I'm proud to announce that Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Vincent Saporito who works at College View has not only been named as OVSD Teacher of Year, but now has also been named one of the Teachers of the Year by the Orange County Department of Education. Mr. Saporito is truly amazing, overcoming all of the challenges of being a deaf and hard of hearing person himself to becoming a teacher renowned in his field, educating students with disabilities and creating student leaders. Congratulations to Vincent Saporito, to us in HB, he is the best!

Friday, April 28, 2017 4:00 PM

LA Times-After-school program turns Circle View Elementary students into kids who code

Huntington Beach, CA-Circle View was just named by the Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. This Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.

This article highlights great things occurring at Circle View. Students are participating in after school programming focusing computer coding. For the past eight weeks, 30 first- to fifth-graders have spent their Wednesday afternoons learning simplified fundamentals of computer programming through an after-school program led by Jen Chiou. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:10 AM

LA Times-Who built the best robot? Oak View Elementary students debut in district competition

Huntington Beach, CA-Ocean View School District held its third annual Robotics Competition at Mesa View Middle School on April 25 with students from Mesa View and Vista View Middle Schools, as well as students from elementary schools Lake View, Oak View, and Westmont who competed for medals and small prizes. Special guest speaker and Broadcom Engineer, Mark Castruita, addressed students following the competition. His presentation featured discussion about career opportunities in the field of engineering. Additionally, the Ocean View High School Robotics Team, “Hawkbots,” were on hand to help judge the competition, serve lunch, and kick off the big day with a demonstration of its own robots. Thanks to OVHS students for your help and support. Great work students, you are all winners!


Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:34 AM

Earth Day, April 22, 2017

Huntington Beach, CA-Happy Earth Day! This year we focus on creating better environmental and climate literacy while educating students about environmental issues. We only have one planet and we must protect it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:30 PM

KCBS 2- Huntington Beach Middle School Warns Parents About Child Predator

Huntington Beach, CA- This report by KCBS/KCAL reporter Michelle Gile. This story is concerning an incident at our Huntington Beach middle school on Tuesday. The district sent a warning letter to parents after a man tried to lure a student into his car. The man, in his 30s, followed the girl near the corner of Springdale and Warner avenues Monday morning as she was walking alone to Spring View Middle School, according to the letter. (click on link)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:30 PM

KNBC 4-Parents on Alert After Girl Stands Up to Stranger in Car

Huntington Beach, CA- Please take time to sit with your student and talk about safety precautions to take while walking to and from school.There was an incident yesterday morning involving an 8th grade student from Spring View who was walking near Springdale and Warner, she was approached by a man in a car who attempted to lure her in. Please see this news report by KNBC4 about the incident.Thank you for your attention to this important matter. (click on link)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:31 AM

OC Register-Huntington Beach focuses on student art

Huntington Beach, CA-This year, the “vision” came into full focus. With full participation by the Ocean View School District, the 11th annual “Creative Visions” student art exhibit hit a high water mark. More than 1,000 visual and performing artists were represented in the event’s opening reception Friday, March 24, which brought throngs of parents, families and students to view the art and listen to musical performances in the Huntington Beach Art Center’s parking lot and multipurpose room, with acts ranging from choir and chorus, ukulele to surf music. (Click on link)

Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00 PM

LA Times-Facing shortage of speech language pathologists, Ocean View district contracts with Irvine company


Huntington Beach, CA-There is a crisis in California concerning lack of Speech and Language Pathologist for Special Education students. In OVSD, we have come up with a solution to serve our students without gaps or overcrowding. Our children deserve quality services. (click link above)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:17 PM

LA Times-OVSD 2.5% Salary Increase for Teachers


March 23, 2017, Huntington Beach, although Ocean View School District salaries remain the lowest in Huntington Beach and throughout Orange County, we are working to make salaries competitive to attract and retain the best educators in California. There is a severe teacher shortage in our state which only looks to become worse in the next five years. OVSD must be able to compete to hire the best and brightest to educate our children. (click link)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:00 AM

LA Times-Golden View Arbor Day Celebration

March 14, 2017, Huntington Beach, CA, Golden View in the news. Thank you to the LA Times reporter, Ben Brazil for covering this wonderful event for Arbor Day at our favorite school with a farm. (click link)

Monday, March 13, 2017 10:14 AM

NHL Legend Willie O'Ree at Star View


March 14, 2017, Midway City, CA, Sports legend, 81 year old Willie O'Ree, the first black hockey player in the National Hockey League, along with Anaheim Ducks announcer Steve Carroll, visited 4th and 5th grade students at Star View Elementary School today! The assembly is part of the Ducks' S.C.O.R.E. school assembly program, focusing on the Hockey Is for Everyone initiative. O’Ree played his first NHL game in 1958 with the Boston Bruins. He was inspired by the great Jackie Robinson meeting him at age 14 when Mr. O'Ree was a member of a championship Little League baseball team visiting NYC from New Brunswick, Canada and again as a professional hockey player in Los Angeles. Students learned about O'Ree's career, both on his path to becoming a pioneer ground breaking figure in the NHL, as well as his commitment to growing the sport in accordance with NHL's Hockey Is for Everyone initiative. Mr. O'Ree played professional hockey for 21 years, even after going blind in his right eye at 19 years old, after he took a violent puck to his face during a game. He said, "losing my vision was hard, but nothing compared to what I had to overcome with the racism, prejudice, and bigotry of the times, I persevered and kept playing." The assembly highlighted topics such as childhood dreams, breaking barriers, and leaving a legacy. Star View students studied O'Ree in their classes and had the chance to ask questions at the end of the assembly.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:40 PM

LA Times-Vilage View in the News!

Huntington Beach, CA- Thank you to the LA Times, Daily Pilot for covering such a wonderful event. Second graders at Village View Elementary School in the Ocean View School District had a blast watching the Pine Derby Championship hosted by the Surf City Optimist Club this week. Students cheered on the 29 special education participants who entered cars created with the help of the local Optimist Club. The event was organized by the Surf City Optimist Club, with the support of sponsor Bill Demarest of DeLillo Chevrolet with the local car dealers’ association, Principal Francesca Ligman, and special education teachers at Village View Elementary. (click link for story)

Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:05 PM

OC Register-Teachers of the Year

Huntington Beach, CA- Article from reporter Greg Mellen about Ocean View School District's Teacher of the Year, Vincent Saporito from College View and Jared de Lachica from Spring View. (Click link for story)

Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 AM


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, March 2, 2017– The Ocean View School District proudly announces its elementary and middle school Teachers of the Year: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Special Day Class Teacher Vincent Saporito and Spring View Middle School Teacher Jared de Lachica. Superintendent Carol Hansen and Executive Cabinet Members, in collaboration with College View and Spring View principals, surprised both teachers with the big news. Both dedicated individuals were selected after a District-wide nomination and committee process. They will be honored by the Board of Trustees at the April 4 Board Meeting.

Following the announcement of Mr. Saporito as Teacher of the Year in front of the staff and students at College View, Superintendent Hansen then revealed that Mr. Saporito was selected by the District committee to serve as OVSD’s nominee for the county-level Teacher of the Year program.

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:21 AM

Westmont-Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VAPA)

Westminster, CA, Introducing the Westmont Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VAPA)! Join OVSD teachers and staff on February 15, 2017 meetings at 9am and 6pm. You can attend either meeting to get valuable information and ask questions about the new program. 

Friday, February 3, 2017 9:51 AM


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, January 25, 2017– OVSD celebrates the Vietnamese New Year, also called the TET holiday, with students and families on Friday, February 3, at Star View Elementary School in Midway City. Held each year at the start of the lunar calendar, Star View’s TET Festival is a much-anticipated opportunity for the community and school to honor Vietnamese traditions, such as the Dragon Dance, which is performed beautifully by Westminster High School students. Traditional clothing and music will be featured. Grade-level presentations begin at 8:50 a.m. and continue throughout the morning. At 11 a.m., Westminster High School students will perform the traditional Dragon Dance, followed by a fashion show. The day concludes at 1 p.m. with a first grade activity in which students enjoy games and other TET activities. Family members are encouraged to bring cameras/video recorders and li xi for the Dragon Dance. Star View Principal Carrie Haskin says, “Wear your ao dai!” The TET Festival takes place at Star View Elementary School, which is located at 8411 Worthy Lane in Midway City.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:00 AM

LA Times-The DP 103: Who made news and lent influence in 2016

(Pictured: 90 year-old Newport Beach activist Jean Watt, founder of Line in the Sand is No. 1 on the list)

Gina Clayton-Tarvin is included by the LA Times Daily Pilot staff on the 2016 listing at No. 5 of top local newsmakers and most influential people of the past year. (click hyperlink for full list)

Monday, December 19, 2016 5:25 PM

OC Register-Stench reports spike in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach

Noxious odors have induced headaches, burning of the eyes and throat, nosebleeds and vomiting, according to residents of Huntington Beach. Click link to read article by the Orange County Register about the mysterious odor that permeates the air.

Friday, December 16, 2016 8:46 AM

NY-Times, What Stinks in Huntington Beach?

From Mike McPhate of the New York Times, this article about the gas-like stench in Huntington Beach that has plagued the area for years. It has been reported that OVSD students have experienced the smell while at school and many residents have complained of experiencing headaches and nausea due to the mercaptan type odor. (Click hyper link above for article)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:15 PM

Swearing-In of Trustee Gina Clayton-Tarvin

Last night at the annual organizational meeting of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees, Gina Clayton-Tarvin was sworn in by Dr. Ralph Bauer, former HB Mayor and OVSD and HBUHSD Board Member at the annual organizational meeting. She was voted in as Board President for a third year in a row. (Click hyperlink for article)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:30 PM

Final Results for Measure R

Measure R, the General Obligation Bond measure for the Ocean View School District, now has complete vote counts shown below. We will continue to have pride in our community and provide a first class educational experience for our current and future students. OVSD will have updated, 21st century learning environments that include functional and efficient facilities and buildings to foster student learning, thanks to the voters of OVSD. We thank you!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:17 PM

Final Vote Count for OVSD Board of Trustees Election

According to the final vote counts by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley, the numbers are in. Thank you to the voters of the Ocean View School District for the overwhelming support in my re-election bid. We look forward to moving in a positive direction to make OVSD the best place it can be for our students.  


Monday, November 28, 2016 11:00 AM

Dump-enclosing pact helps Huntington Beach neighborhood clear the air

Radio interview and article from KPCC: In an agreement settling several lawsuits with the Ocean View School District, which includes Oak View Elementary, the waste management firm committed to fully enclosing the transfer station and equipping all buildings with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration systems. Republic also agreed to build a $4 million gymnasium for Oak View students and pay for a barrier of trees to separate the school from the transfer station. (Click hyperlink above for article)

Monday, November 28, 2016 12:00 AM

What Republic is Doing to Fix Issues at its Rainbow Transfer Station in California

Here is a very thorough synopsis of the current situation at the Oak View Schools and Rainbow Transfer Station in regards to the improvements to be made and overall settlement of litigation between the two parties. Detailed settlement information is outlined in this article by Waste 360. (Click hyperlink above for article)

Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:04 AM

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving from the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees. We wish you all a restful and joyous time with family and friends. School will resume on Monday, November 28, 2016. See you then!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:13 PM

Early Kindergarten Program New in OVSD!

Exciting News for OVSD! Families in and around the Ocean View School District have a new school option for their children born between December 3, 2011 – March 1, 2012.


Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 AM

OC Register-Voters support school upgrade measures

Article by Greg Mellen: Voters Support School Upgrade Measures. Several school districts around Orange County passed General Obligation Bond Measures to repair and update school facilities.  


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:16 PM

LA Times-Rainbow pledges $22M for improvements in settlement of Ocean View lawsuit over waste facility

Article by LA Times reporter Alex Chang: Rainbow pledges $22M for improvements in settlement of Ocean View lawsuit over waste facility. Details discussed at joint press conference. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00 AM

OC Register-After years of complaints about odor, pollution, H.B. school district settles suit with trash hauler

Huntington Beach: Story by Greg Mellen covering going press conference between Ocean View School District and Republic Services with representatives OVSD Board President Gina Clayton-Tarvin and Republic Services Market Vice President Dave Hauser. The article outlines the landmark settlement agreement. See separate tabs under the "Issues" tab on the main page.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:55 AM

Measure R Passes!


(Pictured left to right: Measure Campaign Committee Members Kathy Smith, College View Principal; Dr. Michael Conroy, Deputy Superintendent; Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Board President; Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent; Gayle Wayne, OVSD grandparent and community member.) 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, November 9, 2016–With the passage of the Ocean View School District’s Measure R, a $169 million general obligation bond, on November 8, the Board of Trustees and District officials are grateful for the tremendous support shown on Tuesday and ready to take the next steps in modernizing its schools. OVSD residents voted to pass the measure with 57.56% of the vote, according to unofficial results. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:33 AM

Gina Clayton-Tarvin wins race for re-election!

The numbers are in! Thank you to the voters of the Ocean View School District for believing in me and allowing me to serve for another term. My pledge is to continue to advocate for all students and their education, so that they will continue to thrive!

Monday, November 7, 2016 12:00 PM

Gina and Patricia on Vietface TV, Channel 57.2

Vietface TV spot on Channel 57.2, click link above to view.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:12 AM

From Người Việt Daily News

Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:02 PM

Westminster School District Board President Jamison Power endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin

Thanks to to Westminster Board President Jamison Power for endorsing me for re-election to the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees. He recently said that, "Gina is a great candidate, I agree that if you live in the Ocean View School District boundaries, she deserves your support." Thank you President Power for your endorsement and support. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:41 PM

Huntington Beach Union High School District Vice-President Dr. Michael Simons endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin


Longtime Huntington Beach Union High School District Trustee and current Board of Trustees Vice-President Dr. Michael Simons has endorsed my candidacy for the OVSD Board of Trustees. Dr. Simons a local doctor of podiatry and longtime public servant has served on the California Department of Consumer Affairs; Community Services Commission, City of Huntington Beach and the Infrastructure Advisory Committee, City of Huntington Beach. He knows that strong leadership is needed to pilot the OVSD and so that its educators can prepare students to be career and college ready. Thank you to Dr. Simons for his endorsement and support. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:37 PM

Harbour View 5th Graders Honor Veterans

In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day, our Harbour View 5th graders did a great job honoring American Legion Post 133 Veterans from Huntington Beach at last night's Board of Trustees Meeting. The students recounted the courageous stories of 5 men who served our country.

Our 5th grade students and Post 133 veteran pairs that presented last night were student Alexa Wilde - veteran Norm Sumner, student Jacob Pearson - veteran Jon Gontarz, student Lili Price - veteran Jin Seiler, student Peyton Perry - veteran Dennis Bauer, and student Kelly Lane - veteran Bob Laizure. Students were accompanied by their parents, teachers, and Principal Cindy Osterhaut. 

Thank you to all veterans, past and present for your service to our country and for protecting our freedoms. Your service to our country will never be forgotten.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:14 AM

Huntington Beach Elementary Teachers Association endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin


I am pleased to announce that the Huntington Beach Elementary Teachers Association (HBETA) which represents over 315 elementary and middle school teachers and other educators has officially endorsed me for re-election for the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees for November 8, 2016. HBETA represents educators that serve thousands of students in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and surrounding areas. Thank you to President Jon Wales and HBETA for their support and endorsement!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:31 PM

LA Times: Election 2016, Ocean View School District board president takes on 4 in race for 2 seats


The Nov. 8 election for two seats on the Ocean View School District board features one incumbent, Gina Clayton-Tarvin and four challengers. Board President Gina Clayton-Tarvin was elected in 2012 and became president in 2014 and has served for two consecutive years in this position, the first board president to do so in the Ocean View School District's 142 year history. (Click on hyperlink above for the LA Times article)

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:06 PM

HB City Councilman Erik Peterson Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin

Erik Peterson Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin

Huntington Beach, City Councilman Erik Peterson has endorsed the candidacy of Clayton-Tarvin for re-election to the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees for this November 8, 2016. 

Both Councilman Peterson and President Clayton-Tarvin have strong beliefs about maintaining open space and keeping high density developments out of our suburban beach community. Both have worked to safeguard park land which is of utmost importance to our quality of life here in HB for our children. They know that their ability to work with all HB residents, irrespective of party affiliation or differences is the right thing to do. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:25 PM

ABC USD Board Members Endorse Gina Clayton-Tarvin

It is with great pride that I announce the endorsements from two very honorable and respected trustees from ABC Unified School District, where I have been a veteran classroom teacher for twenty years. 

Thank you to ABC USD Board President Olympia Chen (right) and Board Member Sophia Tse (left) for believing in me, not only as a teacher, but also as an Ocean View School District trustee advocating for students.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:00 AM

In the News-OVSD At A Glance!

Get to know your Ocean View School District with this look at the district through information about our sites, students, employees, programs, and more. Click on the accompanying hyper-link above to see the presentation of what makes OVSD the special place that it is. 

Monday, October 17, 2016 11:00 PM

California Teachers Association (CTA) endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin

As a classroom teacher for the past 20 years, it has been my honor to teach my students, work with their parents, and serve the community. As a school board member, I serve with pride on behalf of the Ocean View School District.

I am humbled and greatly honored to announce that I have received the endorsement for the OVSD Board of Trustees from the California Teachers Association (CTA), which serves over 325,000 members throughout the state.

Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals.

Thank you to CTA's statewide president, Eric Heins now based in Sacramento, who taught right in our very own Ocean View School District as a Student Teacher, many years ago. Thank you CTA for your support, endorsement and vote of confidence!


Friday, October 14, 2016 10:04 PM

The California Federation of Teachers Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin

The California Federation of Teachers (CFT), the California affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) endorses President Gina Clayton-Tarvin for re-election to the Ocean View School District, Board of Trustees. The CFT represents over 120,000 educational employees working at every level of the education system in California, from Head Start to the University of California.

Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00 AM

Huntington Beach Union High School District Educators Association Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin for Re-election

I am pleased to announce that the Huntington Beach Union High School District Educators Association (DEA) which represents over 700 high school teachers and other educators has officially endorsed me for re-election for the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees for November 8, 2016. DEA represents those who serve thousands of students in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Midway City, and surrounding areas. Thank you to President Shawn Werner and DEA for their support and endorsement! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:14 PM

Ralph Bauer Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin for Re-election

I am proud to announce that former Mayor of Huntington Beach, Ralph Bauer has endorsed me for re-election for the OVSD Board of Trustees. Dr. Baurer also served on both the Huntington Beach Union High School District and Ocean View School District Board of Trustees as well. As a son of immigrants and a product of CA public schools, Ralph Bauer knows the importance of successful local schools.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 AM

HB Business News-Lake View

Take a look at the video, by clicking the link, for the grand reopening and ribbon cutting of Lake View School and its brand new STEAM focus by Matt Liffreing for the HB Business News for the Ocean View School District. 

Monday, September 12, 2016 2:00 PM

Dr. Duane Dishno Endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin for Re-election

Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees President, Dr. Duane Dishno endorses Gina Clayton-Tarvin and Patricia Singer for Ocean View School District Board of Trustees for this November 8, 2016. Dr. Dishno's long time career in education first as a teacher, principal, district administrator, and superintendent in Huntington Beach City School District gives him a special perspective and understanding on education. Thank you Dr. Dishno for your support and endorsement!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:00 AM

Huntington Beach, CA, September 8, 2016-The last of the elementary schools in the Ocean View School District to be reopened after an asbestos scare has become the district’s first science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM, magnet school.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:00 AM

OCDE-Lake View Opening

See this video by clicking the link produced by the Orange County Department of Education, a closer look at the remediation, abatement, remodeling, and reopening of the new Lake View STEAM school.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:00 AM

KABC 7-Lake View Opening



A closer look, a news report focused on the remediation, abatement, remodeling, and reopening of the new Lake View STEAM school by KABC 7 Eyewitness News.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:00 AM

KCBS 2-Lake View Opening

Huntington Beach, September 7, 2016, Jasmine Viell reports no the reopening of Lake View School taking a closer look at  remediation, abatement, remodeling for reopening of the new Lake View STEAM school. By KCBS 2/KCAL 9 News.

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Back to School Could Mean Back to Asbestos for Many Students

Article by Gary Cohn, Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist about asbestos in schools in the United States and how Ocean View School District dealt with the material and overcame problems and kept students safe. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:34 PM

OC Register-Huntington Beach school district 'over' Rainbow trash hauler


Orange County Register reporter Greg Mellen explains Ocean View School District's cancellation of the their trash hauling contract with Rainbow Trash Services of Huntington Beach to move to trash hauler CR&R. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:00 AM

LA Times-Oak View/OVSD Cancel Rainbow Contract


Article by Britney Woolsey about OVSD cancelling a decades long contract with Rainbow ES owned by Republic Services in lieu of a more affordable deal with CR&R was made.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Oak View neighbors do their own air testing

Article by Brittany Woolsey about air sample testing in Oak View to be conducted by neighbors. Gina Clayton-Tarvin, president of the district board, said she believes many of the problems have stemmed from diesel fumes from the trash trucks and from the handling of concrete at the trash site.


Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Students Return to California School After Asbestos Scare


The Ocean View School District asbestos abatement project that forced hundreds of California public students to commute nearly 18 miles to other schools is now over. Oak View is now reopened as well as Hope View. Lake View to be reopened in the fall of 2016.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:00 AM

KNBC 7-Reopening of Oak View


Thanks to ABC 7 here is another look at the Grand Reopening of Oak View from March 9, 2016. It was a great event and we are so proud to reopen the school.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:00 AM

LA Times-Reopening of Oak View


Wednesday, March 9th marked a momentous end to a long and arduous journey for Oak View students, teachers, parents, and community. The grand reopening and ribbon cutting for the greater HB community occurred and a celebration ensued.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:16 PM

Big deals ahead for Huntington Beach in 2016

January 6, 2017- Huntington Beach, CA, Reporter Greg Mellen reports with 2015 passed, many of the issues that it raised are in the rearview mirror, while many still loom large. Today we look forward to some issues that could be important in the coming year including OVSD's dispute with Rainbow Environmental and its unenclosed Transfer Station and Trash Dump. OVSD board president Gina Clayton-Tarvin is featured here in reference to Rainbow's future. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015 12:00 AM

OC Register-Won't Take No for an Answer


The OC Register's Greg Mellen reports about the school district concerns including, Rainbow Trash Dump and the struggle for a clean and safe environment in the heart of HB after an interview with Clayton-Tarvin. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:00 AM

OC Register-OVSD Ends Year on a High Note!

This news article by the OC Register highlights the last board meeting for 2015 and a year in review in OVSD. A Positive Budget Certification by the Orange County Department of Education is certainly good news for OVSD as well. Oak View will be reopened in late January and Lake View in August. Gina Clayton-Tarvin is the first in a 142 year history of the district to be elected president for two consecutive years.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:00 AM

KCBS 2-Rainbow Trash Dump Protest

From October 29, 2015, this news report by reporter Stacey Butler on the protest organized by local activists from Oak View, HB in reaction to ongoing nuisance conditions caused by the Rainbow Transfer Station and Public Dump.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:00 AM

KNBC 4-Reopening of Hope View


From September 2, 2015 Hope View officially reopened with an official ribbon cutting and tours for the public one week before school started reported by Toni Guinyard.

Monday, August 31, 2015 12:30 PM

KCBS 4-Hope View Abatement



Huntington Beach, August 31, 201-Vikki Vargas reports about the completion of abatement and reconstruction of Hope View School after the discovery of asbestos, mold and lead paint. President Gina Clayton-Tarvin explains the abatement process at Hope View and information concerning the project to get the school reopened. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:00 AM

Washington Post-Asbestos in Schools


Article by Washington Post writer Lindsay Layton concerning OVSD's issues with asbestos in 2014. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:00 PM

OC Weekly-Huntington Beach's Oak View Barrio Is Finally Fighting the Garbage Dump Next Door

Huntington Beach, CA, July 15, 2015-OC Weekly Editor Gustavo Arellano reports on the noxious conditions that have been plaguing the Oak View Schools and community for decades. Interviews with OVSD president Gina Clayton-Tarvin and neighborhood activists frame the issue. 

Monday, April 20, 2015 10:00 PM

KTLA 5-Report on Rainbow Nuisances

Huntington Beach, April 20, 2015-This report by KTLA5's Kacey Montoya about the ongoing situation at the Oak View Schools, which sit next to the Rainbow Trash Dump in the heart of HB. President Gina Clayton-Tarvin and others explain the conditions facing the Oak View schools and students due to being 50 feet from an open transfer station and trash dump in the heart of Surf City, USA.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:00 AM

OC Register-Unifying HB's Schools?

Article by Orange County Register's Lauren Williams about the possibility of unifying Huntington Beach's five (5) school districts. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:23 AM

LA Times-3 Ocean View schools shut for rest of week after cancer-causing asbestos found

Huntington Beach, CA, October 8, 2014- Ocean View School District trustees voted to keep two elementary schools closed and shutter a third through the end of this week after asbestos testing showed the potentially hazardous dust to be present in one of the Huntington Beach classrooms. Trustee Gina Clayton-Tarvin dissented, saying she wanted all 11 schools closed.

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