OH Memorial/Reunion -- Information Request
Original post made by Daniel Mart on Aug 18, 2007
A fellow Briones classmate and I are making the seemingly impossible attempt at the largest reunion of the OH, spanning from its innagural year in 1969 up to the present day. As a pre-cursor, I am spearheading a memorial to be built at Jauna Briones Elementary School, honoring every PAUSD OH teacher, aide, therapist, etc from 1969 up to the present day (a friend and I are in the design stages). I am dead serious about this, and am going full force ahead now.
If you attended the OH, know info for others who attended/currently attend the OH, and/or have "any" info/photos on past teachers, aides, therapists, administrators, etc, please please please contact me. My e-mail is email@example.com and my AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) is milliebroadway ... also, my MySpace is Web Link
Thanks so much.
on Aug 19, 2007 at 11:29 am
I'm maybe a little out of touch, but what is OH? All I can think of is Ohloneb but then why Briones?
on Aug 19, 2007 at 12:05 pm
The OH Center stands for Orthopedically Handicapped Center ... it opened at Briones school in 1969, and hold the distinction of being the first special education program in California. JLS and Gunn both have OH programs, but the one at Briones is the main one.
Sadly, these days, because of politicians who don't know what they're doing, special ed in this state is a mess and of such poor quality. I do hold hope that it will change, and am not afraid to fight for what is right.
The fact that you don't know about it is yet another sad example of how low special ed has become in this state ... in its best years, the JBOH was very, very well known. The building used to be bustling with activity ... nowadays, there is barely a dozen disabled students.
on Aug 23, 2007 at 6:59 pm
Correction: I'm not sure if it was the first special ed program in CA, but the first one iin this county. I happened to come back here and suddebnly noticed my error :).