Tag Archives | Bishop School Superintendent Barry Simpson


Bus carrying BUHS students crashes; no major injuries

A charter bus carrying nearly 50 people associated with Bishop Union High School crashed Saturday on US Highway 395 while returning from a trip to southern California. Thankfully, there were no major injuries. The California Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 3:38 pm on April 23 northbound on US 395 in a 2008 Setra […]

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The grass isn’t greener at John Schwab Field

By Deb Murphy The Bishop Broncos’ football field has seen better days, much better days. Tufts of green are broken up by expanses of brown or no tufts at all. Part of the recovery program is rest, according to district Superintendent Barry Simpson. Simpson reported on the sad state, bordering on unsafe, of John Schwab […]

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Superintendent responds to teacher firing

UPDATE: The image posted to Zack Quintana’s Instagram account was, he said, reposted from another location.  It is not a Bishop student.  The message above the word Police was “F*** The”.  Quintana explained, “Yes of course its a joke…A commentary on what we deal with and the ignorance of the “FTP” (f*** the police) culture.” […]

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Bishop schools practice lock down drills

Since the school shootings at Columbine 14 years ago and now after the shootings at Newtown, Bishop Schools practice what is called Lock Down Drills. Superintendent of Bishop Schools, Barry Simpson, said that the practice of the drills has been “stepped up since Newtown.” He explained that a Lock Down Drill will prepare students and […]

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Bishop City Council honors teacher, appoints new member

As Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell said, honors to a 50-year Bishop Kindergarten teacher set the tone for a peaceful, upbeat City Council meeting Monday night. Even council members, who originally disagreed, came together to appoint a new member. Officials had kept it a surprise that they planned to honor Valerie Needham who has taught […]

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Local officials assure that safety measures will be taken locally in our schools

  School superintendents in Bishop and Mammoth and the Mammoth Police Chief quickly responded to the terrible shootings of young children in the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. They offer reassurances on diligent security measures and on vigilance for troubled youth in our towns. On Saturday, Mammoth School Superintendent Rich Boccia and Police Chief […]

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