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September 4, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call from Sacramento came in at 8 a.m. Thursday to Supt. Cynthia Grennan's office. Funding for the family center at Dale Junior High, designed to keep at-risk students in school, had died on the budget room cutting floor. The $50,000 would not be coming, effective June, 1992. "It will immediately be shut down," said Grennan of the Anaheim Union High School District, adding that she did not know the program was even being considered for cuts. "It just seems so unfair. . . .
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March 2, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Former McMartin Pre-School defendant Peggy Ann Buckey pulled her silver Honda CRX into a parking slot at the Trident Community Center in Anaheim, quietly unloaded books and other materials, and entered a classroom before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to resume what she has been prevented from doing for five years: teaching a class of handicapped children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1986 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
There is no song--yet--about tying a big red ribbon 'round the old oak tree. But red ribbons are unfurling in Orange County, and all over California this week. The wearing of red ribbons, which was widespread in Tustin and Anaheim schools on Monday, is part of a statewide campaign against drugs and alcohol abuse. Many other schools in Orange County are expected to take part in the ribbon-wearing during the rest of this week.
SPORTS
September 28, 1995 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Cypress High varsity football players confessed to Anaheim police Wednesday that they were responsible for the Sept. 14 vandalism at Western High, police said. The players, all minors, could be charged with misdemeanor malicious mischief and referred to Orange County Juvenile Court officials, according to Lt. Ted Labahn of the Anaheim Police Department. They were not identified because of their age, and school officials did not return phone calls Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 10, 1991 | BRIAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a four-hour meeting marked by miscommunication and confusion, a Southern Section appeal panel voted two to one Tuesday to conduct "a full-blown investigation" before passing judgment on Canyon High football Coach Harry Welch, whose program has been accused of holding an off-season practice in violation of section rules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA and HELAINE OLEN, TIME STAFF WRITERS
Attempting to avoid possible layoffs, teachers in the Orange Unified School District have agreed to a 2.6% pay cut, union president Ruby Penner said. The 1,140-member Orange Unified Education Assn. agreed to the pay cut Monday, and the contract was unanimously approved by the school board Thursday. "There are no layoffs in this agreement," Penner said. "All current teachers will maintain their jobs." The board on Thursday also voted to cut the salaries of four top administrators by the same 2.
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September 8, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
Teachers at the Anaheim Union High School District, who staged a one-day strike last spring, began the first day of school Thursday still locked in a salary dispute they had thought would be settled with the district during the summer. "We're not pleased at all," said Norma Potter, president of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Assn. In June, teachers ratified a two-year contract that provides for a 1% salary increase for the school year that just ended, plus at least 3.2% for this school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | MARY LOU PICKEL
High school principal Maggie Carrillo Mejia arrived at work early Tuesday for a routine meeting but got a surprise instead when Michael Milken--ex-junk bond king and ex-convict--walked into her office and handed her a $25,000 check. Carrillo Mejia, principal of Savanna High School, is the first California educator to receive this year's Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Six more state educators will receive awards within the next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
Cynthia F. Grennan, Orange County's first female school superintendent, will step down Wednesday as head of the Anaheim Union High School District. The Board of Trustees will meet the next day to consider naming a replacement. Grennan, 57, who describes herself as an "old-fashioned schoolmarm," said she is "selfishly" opting for an early retirement to "improve the quality of my life and have some fun."
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October 4, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
An incumbent and six challengers are vying for three seats on the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees in what is shaping up to be the most closely contested race since a successful 1979 recall bid. The vast 19-school district with a $106-million budget has witnessed a number of substantial changes over the past decade that have led to new problems confronting the board.
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