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December 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State education officials are investigating whether eighth-grade students in the Emery Unified School District cheated on a state exam measuring pupil performance. The annual California Assessment Program test was administered in April to 300,000 eighth-graders statewide. Last week, the state released the scores for every district except Emery, where 40 students had taken the test measuring proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history.
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December 24, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extremely rare move, state education officials say they will soon take control of a tiny, financially troubled East Bay school district as a criminal investigation continues into the spending practices of its former superintendent. State Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda) says he will ask the Legislature next month to provide $3 million for an emergency financial bailout of the bankrupt Emery Unified School District, which is more than $1.4 million in debt and unable to pay its bills.
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December 24, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extremely rare move, state education officials say they will soon take control of a tiny, financially troubled East Bay school district as a criminal investigation continues into the spending practices of its former superintendent. State Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda) says he will ask the Legislature next month to provide $3 million for an emergency financial bailout of the bankrupt Emery Unified School District, which is more than $1.4 million in debt and unable to pay its bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State education officials are investigating whether eighth-grade students in the Emery Unified School District cheated on a state exam measuring pupil performance. The annual California Assessment Program test was administered in April to 300,000 eighth-graders statewide. Last week, the state released the scores for every district except Emery, where 40 students had taken the test measuring proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history.
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August 8, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
The board of a nearly bankrupt East Bay school district has voted to become only the fourth district statewide to fall under state oversight, accepting a $2.3-million state bailout. The Emery Unified School District Board voted 4 to 1 Monday night to approve the loan and the appointment of a state auditor to oversee the finances of the tiny district, whose superintendent resigned under allegations of financial impropriety. J.L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Embattled former Bay Area schools chief J.L. Handy may have run the little Emeryville school district into the ground, but he didn't do it alone, the Alameda County Grand Jury declared Monday. The grand jury report says the onetime Compton school official, now facing criminal charges over his spending practices in Northern California, was abetted by a lax educational establishment that failed to supervise Handy and protect the finances of the 900-student East Bay district.
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September 20, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.L. Handy, fired in 1992 as superintendent of Compton schools amid allegations of fiscal mismanagement just before an unprecedented state takeover, is under investigation for what officials describe as a similar pattern of conduct in the Bay Area community of Emeryville, where he is school superintendent now.
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August 15, 2003
Reva Renee Renz Age: 36 Party: Republican Occupation: Cocktail lounge owner Residence: Santa Ana Family: Single Education: Attended Cypress Community College. Career highlights: Owner for five years of an Orange County lounge; stockbroker in mid-1990s, as well as an amateur bikini model. Quote: "This is the first and probably the last time in my life that I'll be able to run for office. I think we need an inexperienced and nonpolitician in office." * Kurt E.
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June 18, 2004 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
A growing number of California school districts are veering toward bankruptcy, leading lawmakers Thursday to overhaul the state's fiscal oversight of troubled districts in hopes of avoiding bailouts that could cost state taxpayers millions of dollars. Changes devised by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state education officials and legislators would be the most significant since 1991, when state officials were given authority to appoint trustees to oversee the recovery of troubled school districts.
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