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June 7, 1987
The Culver City Unified School District has received a $50,000 grant from Hamilton/Avnet Electronics, a Culver City-based electronics distributor, to start a "Classroom of the Future." It will be an educational center with the latest computer, telecommunication and robot technologies to help students and teachers.
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January 25, 2006 | ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN
IS THERE ANY discussion in America more explosive and less honest than the one about race and education? Last year's 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision, which ordered the desegregation of public schools, ended up more sober than celebratory, as a disturbing number of experts concluded that integration has still not happened.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1989
Negotiators for Culver City teachers have reached a new agreement on salary and benefits with the Culver City Unified School District, but leaders of two dissident teachers groups that spearheaded last month's defeat of a tentative contract say the proposal is still not good enough. The tentative one-year contract calls for a 7% pay raise and an 8% increase in school district contributions to health plan premiums, a teachers' spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2006 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
A county education committee Wednesday turned down a controversial proposal to transfer the upscale, unincorporated community of Ladera Heights from the Inglewood Unified School District to the higher-performing Culver City Unified School District. The disappointed proponents of the transfer, leaders of the Ladera Heights Civic Assn., said they would appeal the decision to the State Board of Education.
NEWS
December 6, 1990
Culver City Unified School District officials announced that chief financial officer James Lively is quitting and adult school Principal Reese Anderson will retire. Lively, who has been with the district five years, is resigning to become the assistant superintendent for business services in the Desert Sands Unified School District in Riverside. Lively's resignation is effective Dec. 15. Anderson is retiring Feb. 1, after serving in the district for more than 29 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998
The Culver City Unified School District received a $250,000 grant from the State Department of Education to fund its tobacco use prevention program. The district was one of three districts in California to be awarded the grant, which is funded through Proposition 99, the tobacco tax initiative approved in 1988, said Shari Brantley, who oversees the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1998
The superintendent of the Culver City Unified School District will hold an informal meeting for parents and community members Wednesday, officials said. Supt. Laura Plasse said she organized the so-called "chat room" meeting to discuss issues in the school district in a less formal setting than school board meetings. Plasse and assistant superintendents will discuss Measure T construction projects--the bulk of which will begin this summer--personnel, curriculum and other issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1997
Culver City teachers and school district administrators have agreed to a fact-finding panel's recommendation that teachers receive a 5.5% salary increase over two years, heading off the possibility of the first strike ever in the Culver City Unified School District. The agreement signed last week is the first step toward a settlement in contract negotiations that have been stalled since September 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1995
And the races are on. School board candidates in Beverly Hills and Culver City officially began their campaigns this week for the Nov. 7 elections. Three seats are up for grabs in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Incumbents Richard A. Stone and Jo Ann Koplin will try to retain their positions on the five-member school board. The election includes two challengers: Trisha Roth, who sought election in 1993, and Virginia Maas.
NEWS
September 6, 1990
The Culver City Unified School District board approved a tight $16.8-million budget for the coming school year, which includes increases for campus security and books and supplies. The budget compares to last year's budget of $16.9 million, which included a reserve of $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2006 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Cheryl and Gary Cook love nearly everything about Ladera Heights -- its neighborly residents, its gracious, well-tended homes, its safe, quiet streets and its convenient location near LAX and the San Diego Freeway. But their deep affection for the upscale community does not extend to its public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2003 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
A wrestling match between two school board candidates might have made for a good show, but Culver City officials decided there was a better way to settle an election that ended in a tie. So on Monday, Roger Maxwell and Stewart Bubar will meet in the offices of the Culver City Unified School District and each reach into a separate bag filled with marbles. The first to draw a white marble wins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1998
The superintendent of the Culver City Unified School District will hold an informal meeting for parents and community members Wednesday, officials said. Supt. Laura Plasse said she organized the so-called "chat room" meeting to discuss issues in the school district in a less formal setting than school board meetings. Plasse and assistant superintendents will discuss Measure T construction projects--the bulk of which will begin this summer--personnel, curriculum and other issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998
The Culver City Unified School District received a $250,000 grant from the State Department of Education to fund its tobacco use prevention program. The district was one of three districts in California to be awarded the grant, which is funded through Proposition 99, the tobacco tax initiative approved in 1988, said Shari Brantley, who oversees the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998
Prospective parents, some school board members and other residents boarded a school bus Monday morning for a tour of eight of the city's schools. Culver City Unified Supt. Laura Plasse said the two-hour bus tour provided an overview of the district and showcased campuses' special programs for adults. Participants visited a first-grade Japanese language classroom at El Marino Elementary, computer labs at Culver City Middle School and the new building at El Rincon Elementary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997
The Culver City Unified School District has approved the terms of its long-delayed teacher contracts, ending the threat of the first strike ever in the small school district. On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved an agreement that gives teachers a 5.5% raise over two years. On Feb. 14, teachers voted 317 to 60 to accept the contract terms.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
Winners of the 1993 California Distinguished Schools award, the California Department of Education's statewide recognition program, include three elementary schools in the Westside. Beverly Vista Elementary School and El Rodeo Elementary School, both in the Beverly Hills Unified School District, and Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in the Culver City Unified School District were honored during a ceremony recently as some of the state's most outstanding public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997
The Culver City Unified School District has approved the terms of its long-delayed teacher contracts, ending the threat of the first strike ever in the small school district. On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved an agreement that gives teachers a 5.5% raise over two years. On Feb. 14, teachers voted 317 to 60 to accept the contract terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1997
Culver City teachers and school district administrators have agreed to a fact-finding panel's recommendation that teachers receive a 5.5% salary increase over two years, heading off the possibility of the first strike ever in the Culver City Unified School District. The agreement signed last week is the first step toward a settlement in contract negotiations that have been stalled since September 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996
A fact-finding panel has taken over labor talks between the Culver City teachers union and school district administrators in an effort to move forward stalled contract negotiations. Culver City teachers, who have been working without a contract since September 1995, want a 7% salary increase over the next two years. The school district is offering a 4% salary increase and a 3% one-time bonus.
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