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September 8, 1990
A tentative agreement between teachers and the Compton Unified School District calls for starting salaries to go from $23,226 to $26,000 a year, district and union officials said Friday. Instead of just across-the-board raises, the union successfully fought for a comprehensive revision of the salary schedule for its approximately 1,300 teachers. The revision is aimed at keeping experienced teachers in Compton. Those at the top of the salary scale would earn about $48,000, up from $39,999.
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October 6, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The teenage athlete whose allegations triggered the firing of decorated Compton Dominguez High boys basketball coach Russell Otis testified Monday that Otis tried to persuade him to engage in a sexual "experiment" last year. The boy, now 17, said Otis drove to his home late one night last August, met him at the rear alley and showed him a stack of money Otis claimed was $1,500. He said he declined the coach's offer but accepted $100 to buy cellphone minutes. Otis is standing trial in Compton on felony charges of making an unwanted sexual advance on a minor, and using an allegedly forged document to deposit a $15,000 check from Nike Inc. to the Compton Unified School District into his personal bank account.
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February 17, 1995
The mayor of Compton presented a $500,000 check to Compton Unified School District officials Thursday, money that will be used to convert a high school auditorium into a city cultural center. "Our search to find the perfect performance hall led us to Compton High School's auditorium," Mayor Omar Bradley said during a news conference at the auditorium.
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May 12, 1990
Nearly half of the teachers at Compton's three high schools called in sick Friday in an ongoing protest over the lack of a contract. Thurman Johnson, associate superintendent of the Compton Unified School District, said 118 of the district's 243 high school instructors were absent. Administrators and substitutes took over teaching duties. Teachers at various elementary, middle and high schools in Compton have called in sick over the last two months.
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August 12, 1993
The state administrator for the Compton school system has ordered 38 layoffs, demoted several administrators and proposed a 10.5% salary reduction for teachers as part of ongoing efforts to balance a $91.2-million budget. All five financial managers and 33 part-time instructional assistants will lose their jobs in the Compton Unified School District. The financial managers controlled school accounts such as student council funds.
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September 17, 1992
The Compton Unified School District must make about $2.5 million in cuts because of budget miscalculations. Officials said they are optimistic that cuts in the district's $88-million budget can be made without layoffs or severe program reductions. Some of the money is likely to be saved through a limited hiring freeze and the elimination of one to two dozen unfilled positions, they said. The miscalculations surfaced during a routine county review of the district's budget.
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August 18, 1990
J.L. Handy, former assistant superintendent of the Sacramento schools, was named Friday to head the Compton Unified School District. He has a three-year contract and an annual salary of $100,000. Handy was chosen by trustees of the 26,000-student district after a nationwide search. Among the five finalists for the job was Compton Deputy Supt. Elisa L. Sanchez, who has been acting superintendent for the past seven months. She will return to her post as deputy on Sept.
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September 30, 1998
Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill Tuesday allowing Compton Unified School District to double the number of students in its extended school year program--a summer school that provides instruction for pupils who are below grade level in math or English. The bill reimburses the district for last summer's expanded program, which included 4,000 students. The bill, sponsored by Sen.
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March 11, 1995
The state Department of Education has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Compton Unified School District to pay for services for homeless youth, it was announced Friday. "The effects of homelessness on students is almost invariably lowered academic performance," said J. Jerome Harris, state administrator for the district. Under the terms of the grant, a homeless student is defined as someone who has had no stable housing for more than six months, or is living in sub-par housing.
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