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November 25, 1999 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
Local elementary schools are still teaching students there was complete harmony between Mayflower Pilgrims and the Native Americans they encountered--much like schools have been teaching for decades. In kindergarten through the third grade, Brea schools are more focused on teaching students the values of friendship and being thankful rather than examining the often-rocky relations between the natives and Pilgrims.
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March 30, 2014 | By Gale Holland
An elementary school in Brea will be closed Monday for further safety inspections after last week's earthquake, but otherwise damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 shaker appears to have been modest and clustered in northern Orange County, according to reports Sunday. Light fixtures and ceiling tiles tumbled down at Fanning Elementary School, said Principal Susan Metcalf, who sent an email Sunday afternoon informing the families of 460 students about the school closure. "We're still trying to determine if it's safe to open due to earthquake damage," Metcalf said Sunday night.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1993
I read with interest the article regarding the difficulty of increasing the enrollment at Laurel School ("Board Seeks to End Ethnic Imbalance," Feb. 13). As the article stated, this has been a longstanding problem. I especially appreciate the contrast between the two parents, an insider's and an outsider's view of Laurel. While we here at Laurel do not claim to have all the answers to the educational challenges of today's world, we do offer to Brea citizens a strong, professionally provided education in a caring, nurturing environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
Local elementary schools are still teaching students there was complete harmony between Mayflower Pilgrims and the Native Americans they encountered--much like schools have been teaching for decades. In kindergarten through the third grade, Brea schools are more focused on teaching students the values of friendship and being thankful rather than examining the often-rocky relations between the natives and Pilgrims.
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March 9, 1994 | MIMI KO
In an effort to curtail a rise in racial and ethnic discrimination among students in Brea Olinda Unified School District, trustees this week implemented a policy outlawing such behavior. Under the policy, any student who displays or distributes flyers or any kind of hate material, including stickers and buttons, will face suspension or expulsion.
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March 30, 2014 | By Gale Holland
An elementary school in Brea will be closed Monday for further safety inspections after last week's earthquake, but otherwise damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 shaker appears to have been modest and clustered in northern Orange County, according to reports Sunday. Light fixtures and ceiling tiles tumbled down at Fanning Elementary School, said Principal Susan Metcalf, who sent an email Sunday afternoon informing the families of 460 students about the school closure. "We're still trying to determine if it's safe to open due to earthquake damage," Metcalf said Sunday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Carol Amsler is known for putting a card or flower on the desk of a new Brea Olinda Unified School District employee as a first-day welcome. Brenda Thorpe is the district's central kitchen manager, but she works right along with the crews to prepare lunch for students. Amsler and Thorpe, along with Rita Jones and Dean Lentini, have been named district employees of the year. Amsler has worked at the district office for 13 years. She is usually at her desk before 8 a.m. and stays past 5 p.m.
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September 16, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
Library aides, technology coordinators and the Brea Olinda High School boys sophomore basketball team will be spared the chopping block. And a controversial plan to charge parents for busing children to school will not be implemented this year. Instead, five new teachers will be hired to reduce class size and one gardener is expected to be rehired because the Brea Olinda Unified School District is better off financially than anticipated, officials said Monday.
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March 22, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Converting Brea Junior High School into a middle school is not feasible at this time because of the high cost of remodeling and building new classrooms, a subcommittee of the Brea-Olinda Board of Education has decided. Adopting a year-round schedule to solve overcrowding in district schools should be implemented only as a last resort, the panel also concluded.
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April 20, 1994 | MIMI KO
Kimberly Redman, a fourth-grader at Arovista Elementary School, does not want to be transferred to another school next year, and this week she told her school board just that. "I've learned a lot at Arovista School the past years I've been here and I've been looking forward to graduating at Arovista in sixth grade," the 10-year-old girl told the Brea-Olinda Unified School District Board of Education. "My bubble will burst if I have to leave Arovista."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Voter approval Tuesday of the Brea Olinda Unified School District bond measure has several districts hoping that history will repeat itself--again and again. At least four other Orange County school districts plan to ask voters for millions of dollars in November. Even while residents within the Brea Olinda district were voting Tuesday, school officials around the county were considering their own measures.
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February 3, 1999 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three months after voters in the Buena Park School District passed the county's first school bond in more than two decades, another district hopes to replicate that success. Trustees of the Brea Olinda Unified School District agreed Tuesday to back a $27-million school bond to create new classrooms and modernize and renovate campuses. The June 8 bond measure is the first the district has pursued in several decades, officials said. Supt.
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August 18, 1998 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Verifying that two separate cases of student cheating occurred at Brea Olinda High School in June, school administrators said they will review tonight disciplinary actions taken against some of the teenagers involved. The incidents involved a valedictorian who altered his overall English grade before graduation and a dozen incoming seniors who shared a stolen copy of an honors physics test.
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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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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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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."
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January 14, 1993
The Brea-Olinda School District Board of Education has agreed to transfer jurisdiction over certain undeveloped land to the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District to conform to existing city boundaries. All properties on the east end of the Brea-Olinda district, which are in Yorba Linda's sphere of influence, and pockets of land next to the Imperial Golf Course, were ceded to the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Garry Goff, Brea-Olinda assistant superintendent, said.
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February 11, 1995 | MIMI KO
Children at Mariposa Elementary School poured hundreds of pennies into a 6-foot-4-inch piggy bank unveiled Friday by parent volunteers who built it as part of an effort to raise a million cents. "This is really neat," said 7-year-old Courtney Perkins, after emptying a pink container full of pennies into the wood-and-plexiglass bank, being called the "mint monument." "When we're done, it'll be like getting a whole new school," the first-grader said. Or at least new playground equipment.
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