May 26, 1991
Three San Gabriel Valley teachers are among 10 outstanding teachers in Los Angeles County school districts to receive Jaime Escalante Mathematics Teacher awards. The award, sponsored by the L.A. Educational Partnership, recognizes outstanding teachers who motivate their students to excel in mathematics.
May 8, 1986
Bassett Unified School District's 227 teachers will receive a one-time bonus from the district's first-year allocation of $686,000 in state lottery funds. The Board of Education promised teachers half of the lottery money during salary negotiations last year. The bonus will be 4.9% of teachers' wages, equaling about $1,500 for those earning $31,000 a year. Supt.
November 7, 1991
Ronald P. Raya has been named the new superintendent in the Bonita Unified School District. Raya, superintendent in the Bassett Unified School District, will assume his new position Jan. 1, with a $97,000 annual salary. The Bonita district serves 9,839 students in La Verne and San Dimas. Before coming to Bassett in 1985, Raya worked as assistant superintendent for the Placentia Unified School District for six years, and worked in the Santa Ana Unified School District.
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July 29, 1998
The Bassett Unified School District awarded contracts without bids, failed to keep records and lost supplies during the past two years because financial controls were ignored, according to an auditor's report. The auditing firm Vavrinek, Trine & Day Co. reported that more than $19,000 worth of supplies were removed from a warehouse without any record of their removal. Several employees were granted special access to the warehouse, school officials said.
May 30, 1985
Bassett Elementary School will be closed at the end of the school year as part of cost-cutting measures approved by the Bassett Unified School District board. The district, faced with a budget crunch caused by declining enrollment, will save $100,000 to $150,000 with closure of the old school, officials said. About 400 displaced students will be reassigned to Sunkist and Irwin schools.
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April 9, 1998
The Bassett Unified School Board is reviewing possible legal action against a corporation it created last year to oversee more than $11 million of school construction. The board voted Monday to establish a special litigation committee to conduct the review against the Bassett Unified School District Financing Corp. because it refused to release funds for construction, said school board President Brenda Johnson. "These are public funds. This is unbelievable," Johnson said.