CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998 |
The luckiest person in Los Angeles on Wednesday may very well have been Genevieve Winter of Winnetka, numero uno on the open-enrollment list at El Camino Real High School. Her name plucked from a fish-shaped punch bowl, where it was swimming with 713 other hopefuls, Winter beat some big odds. She was one of only 15 students to get into the much sought-after Woodland Hills school.
March 14, 1999 |
Here's the continuing dilemma facing coaches, parents and fans across the state: Who do you root for in the soap opera known as open enrollment? Since the state law took effect in 1994, high school students have been able to transfer without changing residence and gain immediate athletic eligibility. It has created bitter feelings, led to repeated accusations of recruiting, caused coaches to retire rather than try to prevent top athletes from leaving and challenged loyalties.
February 5, 1998
The blue-ribbon committee overseeing the Los Angeles school repair and construction bond voted Wednesday to endorse the use of more than $40 million for a new high school in South Gate to relieve one of the district's most overcrowded campuses. Funds from Proposition BB, the $2.4-billion bond approved by voters in April, would cover half the anticipated $78.3-million cost for land and construction. The other half would come from a future state bond. The committee also agreed to allow up to $2.
March 8, 1988 |
Students aiming for college do much better if they attend high schools with big enrollments apparently because these schools offer more advanced courses, according to a study released Monday. Despite the popular belief that smaller schools offer a better education, Prof. George A. Chambers of the University of Iowa said that his nationwide study of Latino and Anglo students shows that American College Testing (ACT) scores are higher for both ethnic groups at big-enrollment high schools, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995 |
The district that governs public high schools in Huntington Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley announced Tuesday night that it is considering cutting $1.1 million in health benefits for teachers and other employees next fall. David Hagen, superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, told a school board meeting that the proposed benefit cut would have to be negotiated with employee unions. He said the cuts are necessary because the district faces a $2.
April 4, 1990 |
The Santa Ana Valley High School football team nearly made the playoffs for the first time in 10 years last fall. But instead, Santa Ana beat Valley in the league final to win its fourth consecutive Century League title. What hurt most for Santa Ana Valley football Coach Dan Castanon is that Santa Ana lineman Oscar Wilson recovered a fumble and ran 35 yards for the winning touchdown in the 14-7 game. "Oscar made every big play in the game," Castanon said.