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April 9, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Brea Olinda Unified School District trustees Monday night unanimously approved a new school calendar for Brea Canyon High School, which will give students one-week vacations between six-week blocks of school. The one-year pilot program will begin in August, said Principal Bob Phelps. Phelps said the breaks will reduce the likelihood of student burnout and keep students at the continuation high school interested in school.
February 15, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Drawing up plans for a new elementary school in Olinda Heights will be the topic of a study session Tuesday at the Brea Olinda Unified School District's board meeting. Supt. Peggy Lynch said the district's seventh elementary school is tentatively set to open in spring 1999. The discussion will focus on how to choose a committee to direct the school's design and how to select someone to oversee the process, Lynch said.
November 15, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ballots were still being counted on election night, Denise Keller went to bed confident of victory in her first try for public office. Now Keller is biting her nails as she awaits the final result in her race for a seat on the Brea Olinda Unified School District board. And she's hoping for a tiny miracle. As absentee ballots were being counted this week, Keller was losing to nine-year incumbent Bernie P. Kilcoyne by five votes.
October 15, 1996
Five candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking three seats on the Brea Olinda Unified School District school board. Todd Spitzer is not seeking reelection but is vying for the 3rd District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
May 30, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Just months after making it tougher for students to enroll in high school honors courses, Brea Olinda Unified School District trustees this week eased the rules. The new policy is more like the district's long-standing "open access" policy, in which parents could place their children in honors courses without having to meet grade requirements or get teacher consent. The policy, however, resulted in some problems, Brea Olinda High School teachers and district officials said.
May 1, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Assemblyman Mickey Conroy and Todd Spitzer, county prosecutor and Brea Olinda Unified School District trustee, will square off Friday in their first public debate. Spitzer and Conroy (R-Orange) are in a runoff election Nov. 5 for the Orange County Board of Supervisors 3rd District seat vacated by former board Chairman Gaddi H. Vasquez in September. The debate, set for 11:15 a.m.
April 22, 1996
Like many school districts, Brea-Olinda Unified is looking for donations of computer equipment to replace PCs that date back to the late 1980s. Of course, the newer the better. But the district has also found a way to make use of over-the-hill equipment by creating a student loan program. PCs with 286 chips might be a little outdated for the classroom, but can be loaned to students to do homework, said Gary Goff, assistant superintendent.
February 6, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Brea Olinda Unified School District board member Todd Spitzer, known for his criticism of grade-changing that resulted in a scandal in his district, will speak at a Wednesday meeting of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. Spitzer was the most outspoken critic in regard to the scandal, in which hundreds of Brea Olinda High School students' grades were illegally changed. He will talk about the need for public officials to expose wrongdoing.
December 6, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Bus drivers in the Brea Olinda Unified School District will be subject to random testing for drugs and alcohol beginning Jan. 1. The district has not had problems with drivers being under the influence, Assistant Supt. Peter J. Boothroyd said, but officials want to have the testing program in place to comply with federal mandates. "The intent is to improve the safety net that we place around students' transportation," Boothroyd said.
August 31, 1995 | JOHN POPE
The $23-million budget approved this week by the Brea Olinda Unified School District trustees includes funds for elementary school computers and a part-time principal at Olinda Elementary School. Although costs will be higher in some areas for the 1995-96 school year, officials said, the district's total revenue is expected to increase by about $480,000 above last year's through additional student and day-care funding, as well as cost-of-living increases from the state.
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