January 23, 1986
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who caused an estimated $20,000 in damage at Fred M. Sparks Junior High School in La Puente. Herman Zellmer, vice principal at the school, said that vandals broke into the school over the weekend of Jan. 10 and caused extensive damage to walls, cabinets, telephones and 19 computers and other equipment in two classrooms and a computer room. Sgt.
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July 31, 1999
Norm Kirschenbaum, an East Los Angeles native who has been an educator for the last 36 years has been named superintendent of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Kirschenbaum, 58, began his career as a teacher at Montebello's Bella Vista Elementary in 1963, said school board President Norma Hsu. He rose through the ranks and was appointed superintendent of the Montebello Unified School District in 1995.
October 27, 1991
"America the Free" is the theme of an essay contest for elementary students in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Essays should be on freedom of speech and the First Amendment, and should be 100 words or less. The deadline is Friday. The contest is sponsored by Community Access Television Channel 53. Interested students should call (818) 333-2427.
July 8, 1990
One message that is becoming very clear in this current business-political year is that "arrogance and indifference" do not sell well with the general public. Whether it is Donald Trump, a world leader or a small-fry politician, the public's attitude has been one of rejection. Locally, defeated candidate Kenneth Manning has complained about his loss in the 52nd Assembly Republican "primary" (Times, June 24). The fact is that Mr.
December 12, 1991
The Board of Education of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has invited parents and community members to participate in the review of the District Bilingual Master Plan. Copies of the plan are available in Spanish and English at the schools and at district headquarters, 15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, through Tuesday. The board of education will review the plan at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at district headquarters.
November 3, 1988
The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District adult education department is offering additional classes for amnesty applicants who need to fulfill the educational requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Under the law, applicants must pass a citizenship test given in English or must enroll in a class covering U.S. history, government and English.
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April 29, 1993
A plan to close two schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to help balance an $88-million budget has been shelved under pressure from parents and three school board members. As part of a $2.2-million package of spending trims, the Board of Education proposed closing 325-student Wedgeworth Elementary School and 500-student Orange Grove Middle School to save $500,000. A large number of parents quickly voiced outrage. Schools Supt.
April 19, 1990
Joe V. Alderete, elected to the La Puente City Council in 1988, has been named to a one-year term as mayor. He had been the junior member on a council of longtime veterans until last week's election, when three incumbents were swept from office. "Now, I'm a veteran," Alderete, 62, said. Alderete, who was born and raised in the city, retired last year after 22 years as supervisor of operations for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. He replaces Max E.
November 6, 1988
Max Ragland, 69, of La Puente has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education. Ragland, who retired as assistant superintendent of business after 31 years with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, was appointed to the 7-member board by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He was installed last month. A graduate of La Puente High School, Ragland was a member of the La Puente City Council for 21 years and served as mayor of the community.