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South Coast School District, School Issue Apologies Over Some Yearbook Comments


Yearbooks reissued over what's called "inappropriate content"

A South Coast school district, and a high school issued apologies over inappropriate superlatives about some students in yearbooks.

The Ventura Unified School District, and Ventura High School issued apologies. School officials noticed the comments before the yearbooks went out, and contacted the yearbook company. To save reprinting costs the company recommended the use of stickers which would destroy the text below if removed. But, some people noticed they were stickers, and discovered the comments.

Many high schools have traditionally voted over descriptions like which classmates were funniest, or most athletic for yearbooks. But, one of the comments in the Ventura High yearbooks was “most likely to be cancelled.”

The yearbooks have been redone, and are being re-released. Training is planned for school administrators and staff that oversee yearbook and journalism students.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.