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June 21, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Trustees of the Brea Olinda Unified School District approved a preliminary $22.9-million budget this week that showed healthy reserves despite higher costs in some areas and a potential loss related to Orange County's financial crisis, officials said. The district's total revenue is expected to increase for the 1995-96 school year by about $480,000 above last year's, officials said, mostly through additional student and day-care attendance, and cost-of-living increases from state funding.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1995 | MIMI KO
Trustees of the Brea-Olinda Unified School District have imposed fees for all students who ride school buses. Beginning in the fall, families will be charged a maximum of $300 per year--$150 for the first student rider, $100 for the second and $50 for the third. The cost will average less than $1 a day, school board members said. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches will be eligible for free bus rides, Assistant Supt. Peter J. Boothroyd said.
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June 7, 1995 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the second consecutive year, Brea Olinda Unified School District trustees have reduced the number of credits needed to earn a high school diploma, a move that will allow as many as 19 seniors affected by last year's grade-switching scandal to graduate on time next week. The board's action, taken late Monday night, was the result of a promise made last year to not penalize students who wrongfully received double credit for taking the same course twice, Assistant Supt. Peter J. Boothroyd said.
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May 18, 1995 | MIMI KO
Brea Olinda Unified School District employees may soon be able to enroll their children in the schools where they work. School board members voted this week to ask the state Department of Education to allow Brea Olinda employees who are Brea parents to receive priority in placing their children at the schools where they work. The state Education Code allows teachers and other school employees to enroll their children in their place of employment based on a "random unbiased process" only.
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March 22, 1995 | MIMI KO
The Brea Olinda Unified School District had the lowest dropout rate in Orange County during 1994, according to an Orange County Department of Education survey released this week. Thirteen of the district's 2,463 pupils--0.5%--quit school last year. "We are extremely pleased with that number," Assistant Supt. Peter J. Boothroyd said. "Obviously we can do better and our goal is to get it down to zero but . . . this lets us raise our head above the clouds and applaud a little bit."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995 | MIMI KO
In an effort to recover the cost of student transportation, the Brea Olinda Unified School Board will consider raising bus fees during a public hearing later this month. Bus riders and parents are being urged to attend the March 20 hearing. Trustees will discuss adopting a bus fee for elementary school children and increasing the fees for all other district students who already pay to ride the bus.
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January 26, 1995 | MIMI KO
Brea-Olinda Unified School District trustees passed a resolution this week seeking the return of 100% of the district's investment in the failed Orange County bond portfolio. Trustees of the Fullerton School District said Tuesday that they intend to pass a similar resolution. Brea's resolution urges the County Board of Supervisors to give back all the money received from investors in the bankrupt pool.
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December 8, 1994 | MIMI KO
Bernie P. Kilcoyne this week became president of the Brea Olinda Unified School District. Kilcoyne takes over for Susie D. Sokol, who led the board during the recent grade-changing scandal in which hundreds of Brea Olinda High School students' grades were illegally altered. "We hope (the scandal) is behind us," Kilcoyne said.
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October 22, 1994 | MIMI KO
The Brea Olinda Unified School District this week approved a policy prohibiting any district employee or trustee from changing a student's grade without a written or verbal explanation from the teacher who assigned the grade. The new policy comes after months of investigation into a grade-changing scandal in which hundreds of Brea Olinda High School students' grades were altered without teacher approval--an illegal practice.
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