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September 2, 1988
After a series of conflicts over key transportation issues, Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum is looking for a replacement for his appointee to the RTD board, Erwin Jones. Jones, the retired superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District, said he stepped down as of Thursday from the Southern California Rapid Transit District board after a confrontation with Schabarum last week. "My vote, as Pete's appointee, has been a source of embarrassment to him," Jones said Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1988
After a series of conflicts over key transportation issues, Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum is looking for a replacement for his appointee to the RTD board, Erwin Jones. Jones, the retired superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District, said he stepped down as of Thursday from the Southern California Rapid Transit District board after a confrontation with Schabarum last week. "My vote, as Pete's appointee, has been a source of embarrassment to him," Jones said Thursday.
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NEWS
May 10, 1987
Erwin N. Jones, former superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District, has been appointed to the Southern California Rapid Transit District board. The 61-year-old Covina resident was named to the 11-member governing board by Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum. He replaced Leonard Panish, a management consultant who resigned to devote more time to his business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1988
Two new members of the Southern California Rapid Transit District board have been named. Mayor Tom Bradley selected former Los Angeles city school board member Larry Gonzalez, now a news director for a Spanish language television station, to replace Carmen Estrada, who is leaving the transit board to fill a position on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum named Jeff Jenkins, a 26-year-old assistant on his staff, to replace Erwin Jones.
NEWS
September 22, 1988
Supervisor Pete Schabarum has appointed one of his aides, who lives in Walnut, as his representative to the Southern California Rapid Transit District board of directors. Jeff Jenkins, a staff assistant who handles transportation issues for Schabarum, replaces former board member Erwin Jones, who resigned at Schabarum's request because of disagreements between the two on transit issues.
NEWS
January 9, 1986
A fire of suspicious origin caused damage estimated at more than $500,000 at the Barranca Elementary School in Covina Sunday night, leaving more than 120 students without classrooms. A Covina Fire Department spokesman said plastic trash cans filled with combustible materials were ignited in one room shortly after 9 p.m., and the fire destroyed two rooms and damaged two others. It took firefighters half an hour to contain the fire. No suspects have been arrested. Supt.
NEWS
April 13, 1986
Jack Rankin, a former principal of San Marino High School and now deputy superintendent of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, has been named superintendent of Covina Valley Unified School District. On July 1, Rankin, 49, will replace Erwin Jones, 60, who will retire after 30 years at Covina Valley, 19 of them as superintendent. Jones said Rankin was chosen after a wide search and screening of 40 applicants.
NEWS
July 21, 1994
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School has been named a distinguished school by the State Education Department. It also received the honor in 1992. Since 1987, three of the district's eight elementary schools and both its intermediate schools have received the award, said interim Supt. Erwin N. Jones of the peninsula school district. In addition, Peninsula High is one of 64 high in the state to be accredited this year by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges, he said.
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April 21, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
Erwin N. Jones, a retired superintendent from Covina, has been appointed interim superintendent of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. He will fill the position vacated by Michael W. Caston last month. Jones has held interim superintendent positions for the Covina Valley Unified, West Covina Unified and Central school districts since his retirement in 1986. He is expected to work in Palos Verdes for five or six months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996
The science labs were in order, but the bill wasn't. After administrative turnover and a lot of haggling, the West Covina Unified School District voted to pick up the tab for construction costs that went $43,824 over estimates, officials said. The district originally voted not to accept the additional charges submitted by the Whittier construction company that was hired to convert six classrooms at Edgewood Middle School and two in West Covina High School into modern science laboratories.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
After a five-week impasse, union officials and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District have agreed on a pay increase for school employees. Under a three-year contract, more than 300 classified employees, such as secretaries and gardeners, will get a 2.26% raise. The increase is the same amount district teachers received in an earlier agreement, said Erwin N. Jones, the district's interim superintendent. The agreement is expected to be adopted at the district's July 18 board meeting.
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