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March 14, 1997
When Ron Bennett, 54, joined the Huntington Beach Union High School District six months ago as superintendent, he said his first goal would be to identify areas for improvement. That has been done, and committees are now studying how to make needed changes. Bennett, who was previously superintendent of Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, spoke with Times correspondent Jennifer Leuer about the district's focus. Q: How did you figure out the district's needs?
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December 15, 2001
Four of the six comprehensive high schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District failed to qualify for performance-based cash rewards, according to state data released Thursday. The rewards are based on the Academic Performance Index, launched in January 2000. Most schools in California received their API scores in October, but a handful were delayed. Ocean View High in Huntington Beach and Westminster High both qualified.
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November 11, 1999 | ANDREW WAINER and KAREN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Voters' rejection Tuesday of a bond measure for the Huntington Beach Union High School District took school officials by surprise and dealt a serious blow to a district beset by sinking buildings, leaking roofs, outdated bathrooms and deteriorating electrical and plumbing systems. Supporters had expected the $123-million bond measure to pass after similar efforts succeeded in the Capistrano and Santa Ana Unified districts earlier this month.
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February 22, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fountain Valley school trustees are eyeing two high schools within their city limits that now belong to a neighboring school district, in hopes of annexing them so that students can graduate from the local district.
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August 2, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Becoming the new student trustee for the Huntington Beach Union High School District is a welcome challenge to Rona Smith. Before the Huntington Beach High senior found out she was chosen to be the districtwide student representative in late June, Rona, 17, was also told she would be president of the California Scholarship Federation Club and a senior teacher for the Model United Nations program.
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May 23, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Classes for the forthcoming school year in Huntington Beach Union High School District will start Sept. 5 and end June 13, 1996. The district's school board approved a 1995-96 calendar that calls for 180 school days and nine legal holidays. Winter recess will be from Dec. 18 to Jan. 1. The first semester will conclude Jan. 26 and the second semester will begin Jan. 29.
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March 6, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
A local company has given $400,000 in scholarship money to college-bound students at Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley and to the Huntington Beach Union High School District. The donation from Kingston Technology Corp., a designer and manufacturer of computer memory modules, will benefit students who might otherwise face financial challenges in planning for college, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001
Four of the six comprehensive high schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District failed to qualify for performance-based cash rewards, according to state data released Thursday. The rewards are based on the Academic Performance Index, launched in January 2000. Most schools in California received their API scores in October, but a handful were delayed. Ocean View High in Huntington Beach and Westminster High both qualified.
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May 23, 1997
The Huntington Beach Administrators Assn. has honored community members who volunteer to help local high school students. Twelve people were cited at the eighth annual awards ceremony and given plaques. They are: William Brown, Huntington Beach Union High School District Adult School; Joe Macpherson, district central office; Harry Meyer, Valley Vista High; Carol Champan, Edison High; Joanne and Samuel Lew, Fountain Valley High; Larry and Shammi Dingus, Huntington Beach High; Robert L.
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April 14, 1995
Trustees for the high school district that covers Huntington Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley have passed a new regulation for "tobacco-free schools." The measure was unanimously approved Tuesday by the board of the Huntington Beach Union High School District. The regulation prohibits smoking by students and faculty in any building or district-owned vehicle. However, the measure does allow designated outdoor areas for employees to smoke.
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August 10, 2000 | Angelique Flores, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 14
The State Allocation Board approved state funds to modernize five schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Huntington Beach, Marina, Fountain Valley, Edison and Westminster high schools will receive more than $40 million for critical repairs caused by age. The district applied for the modernization funds in 1993. They also hope to receive additional funding to repair or replace sinking buildings at Fountain Valley and Marina high schools.
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June 9, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standardized test scores for schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District show a steady improvement over the last two years, pleasing administrators who say the Stanford 9 results, released Thursday, demonstrate that their strategies are working. This is the third year of the Stanford 9, which tests students on reading, math, language, social studies and science. The overwhelming majority of the high school district's results exceeded the national average.
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April 24, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along with the predictable population trends in Orange County's schools--that the percentage of Latino students is growing and the proportion of white children is shrinking--another figure stands out in the county's new campus demographic report. Huntington Beach Union High School District counts almost 7%, or about 1,000, of its students as Native American. That might not seem like a lot, but it's 14 times higher than the countywide average.
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November 11, 1999 | ANDREW WAINER and KAREN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Voters' rejection Tuesday of a bond measure for the Huntington Beach Union High School District took school officials by surprise and dealt a serious blow to a district beset by sinking buildings, leaking roofs, outdated bathrooms and deteriorating electrical and plumbing systems. Supporters had expected the $123-million bond measure to pass after similar efforts succeeded in the Capistrano and Santa Ana Unified districts earlier this month.
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October 11, 1999 | REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two Huntington Beach residents have asked the Orange County district attorney's office to investigate their allegations that the Huntington Beach Union High School District has illegally spent more than $300,000 to promote the $123-million facilities bond that goes before voters next month. William D. Fitzgerald Jr.
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September 14, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With school bond passage rates soaring statewide, anti-tax activists in Orange County are adopting a new, and potentially divisive, strategy to defeat two November measures. Bond opponents, in keeping with the county's strong Libertarian tradition, continue to criticize district administrators for dipping into taxpayer pockets.
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August 18, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Huntington Beach Union High School District's $123-million school bond were ordered Tuesday to excise a paragraph from their ballot statement that said money raised would allow administrators to divert other funds toward salaries. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert E.
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