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April 16, 1996
A shortage of classroom space is forcing the Hawthorne School District to close its day care program at the end of June for 120 elementary school students. In a 4-1 vote last week, the school board approved closing the program because expanding enrollment means extra classrooms would be needed at Eucalyptus, Ramona and Williams elementary schools. "It was a tough decision," Hawthorne School District Supt. Donald Carrington said. "But the district has far exceeded our estimates for growth.
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March 4, 2003 | Joy L. Woodson, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Maxine Waters, Hawthorne officials and community leaders gathered at Zela Davis Elementary School on Monday to announce that $300,000 in federal funding had been secured for a new health center. The center will be located at Eucalyptus Elementary School, in one of Hawthorne's poorest neighborhoods. The Maxine Waters Health and Dignity Center, as it will be known, will offer immunization services, health screenings and mental health counseling six days a week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992
Students in the following school districts will be on winter break from Monday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after voters shot down a schools secession bid in Carson, activists in a small community near Los Angeles International Airport handed in petitions Friday in a drive to leave a troubled high school district and add ninth through 12th grades to their well-regarded Wiseburn elementary system. They hope their proposal to secede from the Centinela Valley Union High School District can go to voters in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997
Construction of an elementary school that will alleviate overcrowding in the Hawthorne School District is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks, district officials said. District officials plan to spend $5.3 million to build the school, using funds from Proposition 203, the Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1996, and a local property tax measure, at El Segundo Boulevard and Kornblum Avenue. During the first phase of construction, 15 classrooms will be built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
A 72% enrollment increase over the last 12 years has prompted the Hawthorne School District to move ahead with plans to build a portable school until a new middle school is constructed. The district plans to spend $2 million to set up a 20-classroom portable school next year. Sara Sellars, a district spokeswoman, said the district plans to send sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to the campus until a school is constructed with funds from the $28-million bond measure approved by voters in June.
NEWS
January 19, 1995
Concerning your article about the Hawthorne school board ("Superintendent Quits, Cites Board Conflicts," Dec. 15): Congratulations to the three school board members who forced Christa Metzger to resign as superintendent of the Hawthorne School District. They have achieved what few people could--the destruction of good morale within the school district. These three members refused to listen to the views of the entire community--including teachers, administrators, the Chamber of Commerce, clergy and service group members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1991 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona educator who has experience managing a school district with a culturally diverse student population was named superintendent of the Hawthorne School District last week. Christa Metzger, superintendent of the Tolleson Elementary School District near Phoenix, will replace Roger Bly, who retired in June after six years as superintendent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected an injunction two parents had sought to prevent the Hawthorne School District from putting the last five of its nine schools on a year-round schedule. Judge William Huss denied the request by parents Albert La Mere and Gladys Carlson of Hawthorne, who contended that district officials did not adequately notify parents of the change.
NEWS
July 21, 1994 | JON GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne School District officials, who lost a recount effort to pass a $15-million bond initiative, are no longer considering taking the matter before a judge. Officials were considering challenging the recount until late Tuesday but decided against it after determining the chances were of winning were slim. "We didn't have enough yes votes we were sure of," said district Supt. Christa Metzger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997
Construction of an elementary school that will alleviate overcrowding in the Hawthorne School District is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks, district officials said. District officials plan to spend $5.3 million to build the school, using funds from Proposition 203, the Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1996, and a local property tax measure, at El Segundo Boulevard and Kornblum Avenue. During the first phase of construction, 15 classrooms will be built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
A 72% enrollment increase over the last 12 years has prompted the Hawthorne School District to move ahead with plans to build a portable school until a new middle school is constructed. The district plans to spend $2 million to set up a 20-classroom portable school next year. Sara Sellars, a district spokeswoman, said the district plans to send sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to the campus until a school is constructed with funds from the $28-million bond measure approved by voters in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1996
A shortage of classroom space is forcing the Hawthorne School District to close its day care program at the end of June for 120 elementary school students. In a 4-1 vote last week, the school board approved closing the program because expanding enrollment means extra classrooms would be needed at Eucalyptus, Ramona and Williams elementary schools. "It was a tough decision," Hawthorne School District Supt. Donald Carrington said. "But the district has far exceeded our estimates for growth.
NEWS
January 19, 1995
Concerning your article about the Hawthorne school board ("Superintendent Quits, Cites Board Conflicts," Dec. 15): Congratulations to the three school board members who forced Christa Metzger to resign as superintendent of the Hawthorne School District. They have achieved what few people could--the destruction of good morale within the school district. These three members refused to listen to the views of the entire community--including teachers, administrators, the Chamber of Commerce, clergy and service group members.
NEWS
July 21, 1994 | JON GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne School District officials, who lost a recount effort to pass a $15-million bond initiative, are no longer considering taking the matter before a judge. Officials were considering challenging the recount until late Tuesday but decided against it after determining the chances were of winning were slim. "We didn't have enough yes votes we were sure of," said district Supt. Christa Metzger.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawthorne School District officials have a dream of schools where clocks tick, drinking fountains run cold water and the electrical system can power up-to-date technology in the classrooms. But 18 votes stand in the way. As of Tuesday, the $15-million bond question presented in the June 8 election was still shy 18 ballots of the necessary two-thirds' approval. Of the votes counted, 2,476 were in favor of passage and 1,265 were opposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2003 | Joy L. Woodson, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Maxine Waters, Hawthorne officials and community leaders gathered at Zela Davis Elementary School on Monday to announce that $300,000 in federal funding had been secured for a new health center. The center will be located at Eucalyptus Elementary School, in one of Hawthorne's poorest neighborhoods. The Maxine Waters Health and Dignity Center, as it will be known, will offer immunization services, health screenings and mental health counseling six days a week.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawthorne School District officials have a dream of schools where clocks tick, drinking fountains run cold water and the electrical system can power up-to-date technology in the classrooms. But 18 votes stand in the way. As of Tuesday, the $15-million bond question presented in the June 8 election was still shy 18 ballots of the necessary two-thirds' approval. Of the votes counted, 2,476 were in favor of passage and 1,265 were opposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992
Students in the following school districts will be on winter break from Monday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state-subsidized preschool for needy families in Hawthorne will continue to operate almost as it has for the past 48 years, despite a funding crisis, Hawthorne School District trustees said this week. After listening to emotional testimony from nearly two dozen parents, who feared the center would be closed because of funding problems, trustees decided Wednesday to cut two full-time staff positions to keep the Childrens Center on Washington Street open.
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