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September 19, 1993
Fourteen Southeast and Long Beach area school systems and three community college districts will have board elections Nov. 2. This is one in a series examining election issues in some of the districts. Enrollment: 10,000 Area served: Pico Rivera On the ballot: Seven candidates, including three incumbents and four challengers INCUMBENTS Frank P. Boyce Age: 53 Occupation: Letter carrier Residence: Pico Rivera Remarks: "I'm hoping people have trusted me for 15 years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997
A Norwalk Superior Court judge has awarded Pico Rivera's school district a year's worth of back rent from a private school that leased a district campus for more than a decade. The Armenian Mesrobian School, a kindergarten-through-12th grade program that vacated Pico Rivera's Selby Grove campus in July, was ordered to pay the El Rancho Unified School District about $73,000 in unpaid rent from July 1, 1996 to July 7, 1997. An attorney for the school did not return a call Tuesday. District Supt.
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NEWS
August 27, 1992
Only 20 months after taking the job, El Rancho Unified Supt. Fernando Elizondo announced this week that he will resign as of Aug. 31 for unspecified "personal reasons." The Board of Education has selected Assistant Supt. John T. Sherman to replace Elizondo on an interim basis. Sherman has been a district employee for 31 years. The board has offered Elizondo, 49, a "day-to-day contract" as a consultant until Nov. 30 during the transition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997
El Rancho Unified School District is suing a church school for $84,000 in back rent for a district campus the church had leased for 14 years. Supt. Jim Waters said the district notified the Armenian Mesrobian School last year that it must vacate Pico Rivera's Selby Grove school by the summer of 1998.
NEWS
January 17, 1991
Fernando Elizondo, 47, has become superintendent of the El Rancho Unified School District. He left a job as superintendent of the Parlier Unified School District near Fresno to accept the $90,000 post in Pico Rivera. Former El Rancho superintendent Thomas Sakalis retired last June. In 22 years in public education, Elizondo has taught in Los Angeles and worked as an administrator in the Oxnard, Riverside and Santa Paula school systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997
El Rancho Unified School District is suing a church school for $84,000 in back rent for a district campus the church had leased for 14 years. Supt. Jim Waters said the district notified the Armenian Mesrobian School last year that it must vacate Pico Rivera's Selby Grove school by the summer of 1998.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
A consultant retained by the board of the El Rancho Unified School District to study the issue of developers fees has recommended that the district impose the fees and take other measures to help pay for $14 million in needed major repairs to aging school buildings. The Legislature's School Facilities Act of 1986 authorized local school districts to impose fees of up to $1.50 per square foot on residential construction and 25 cents per square foot on industrial and commercial construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997
A Norwalk Superior Court judge has awarded Pico Rivera's school district a year's worth of back rent from a private school that leased a district campus for more than a decade. The Armenian Mesrobian School, a kindergarten-through-12th grade program that vacated Pico Rivera's Selby Grove campus in July, was ordered to pay the El Rancho Unified School District about $73,000 in unpaid rent from July 1, 1996 to July 7, 1997. An attorney for the school did not return a call Tuesday. District Supt.
NEWS
August 27, 1987
After months of study, the El Rancho Unified School District board has authorized fees on construction in the district, effective Oct. 10. The fees will be the maximum allowed by state law: $1.50 per square foot for residential and 25 cents per square foot on industrial and commercial projects. No one spoke against the fees at a recent public hearing, according to Assistant Supt. Huey Nolin.
NEWS
October 25, 1990
The resignation of a popular high school administrator has prompted an angry backlash in the El Rancho Unified School District. About 60 parents, students and former students showed up at Tuesday night's board meeting in the Pico Rivera City Hall to protest the departure of Don Peterson, dean of students at El Rancho High School. Peterson resigned, effective next Wednesday, to become a vice principal in the Downey Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1997
State regulators have rejected appeals filed by two Pico Rivera groups against the storage of hazardous waste in the city. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Monday that residents and local school officials had presented insufficient evidence that there is any danger in allowing the Southern California Gas Co. to keep up to 60,000 gallons of toxic waste in the city.
NEWS
September 19, 1993
Fourteen Southeast and Long Beach area school systems and three community college districts will have board elections Nov. 2. This is one in a series examining election issues in some of the districts. Enrollment: 10,000 Area served: Pico Rivera On the ballot: Seven candidates, including three incumbents and four challengers INCUMBENTS Frank P. Boyce Age: 53 Occupation: Letter carrier Residence: Pico Rivera Remarks: "I'm hoping people have trusted me for 15 years.
NEWS
August 27, 1992
Only 20 months after taking the job, El Rancho Unified Supt. Fernando Elizondo announced this week that he will resign as of Aug. 31 for unspecified "personal reasons." The Board of Education has selected Assistant Supt. John T. Sherman to replace Elizondo on an interim basis. Sherman has been a district employee for 31 years. The board has offered Elizondo, 49, a "day-to-day contract" as a consultant until Nov. 30 during the transition.
NEWS
January 17, 1991
Fernando Elizondo, 47, has become superintendent of the El Rancho Unified School District. He left a job as superintendent of the Parlier Unified School District near Fresno to accept the $90,000 post in Pico Rivera. Former El Rancho superintendent Thomas Sakalis retired last June. In 22 years in public education, Elizondo has taught in Los Angeles and worked as an administrator in the Oxnard, Riverside and Santa Paula school systems.
NEWS
October 25, 1990
The resignation of a popular high school administrator has prompted an angry backlash in the El Rancho Unified School District. About 60 parents, students and former students showed up at Tuesday night's board meeting in the Pico Rivera City Hall to protest the departure of Don Peterson, dean of students at El Rancho High School. Peterson resigned, effective next Wednesday, to become a vice principal in the Downey Unified School District.
NEWS
January 28, 1988 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
In the computer lab at North Ranchito Elementary School in Pico Rivera, third- and fourth-graders sit before brightly colored video screens, completing the day's lessons in reading and math. Across the hall, first- and second-graders work on reading and math problems under a teacher's guidance, while a health and nutrition lesson is under way a few doors down. It seems like a regular school day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1997
State regulators have rejected appeals filed by two Pico Rivera groups against the storage of hazardous waste in the city. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Monday that residents and local school officials had presented insufficient evidence that there is any danger in allowing the Southern California Gas Co. to keep up to 60,000 gallons of toxic waste in the city.
NEWS
March 24, 1985 | VIRGINIA ESCALANTE, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to reduce suspensions and salvage average daily attendance funds, the El Rancho Unified School District has joined almost a dozen other Southeast area school districts that keep suspended students on campus and require them to continue their studies. Isolated from their schoolmates, the suspended students at El Rancho High School are confined to a classroom from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., taking lunch there.
NEWS
August 27, 1987
After months of study, the El Rancho Unified School District board has authorized fees on construction in the district, effective Oct. 10. The fees will be the maximum allowed by state law: $1.50 per square foot for residential and 25 cents per square foot on industrial and commercial projects. No one spoke against the fees at a recent public hearing, according to Assistant Supt. Huey Nolin.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
A consultant retained by the board of the El Rancho Unified School District to study the issue of developers fees has recommended that the district impose the fees and take other measures to help pay for $14 million in needed major repairs to aging school buildings. The Legislature's School Facilities Act of 1986 authorized local school districts to impose fees of up to $1.50 per square foot on residential construction and 25 cents per square foot on industrial and commercial construction.
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