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February 8, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Board of Trustees of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District on Tuesday night named J. Kenneth Jones superintendent of the 11,000-student district. Jones, 51, had been acting superintendent after former superintendent Robert C. Martin retired last June. He was chosen from among 48 candidates. Jones was deputy superintendent before becoming acting superintendent in the district, which has six high schools, one continuation high school and an alternative education program.
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February 8, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Board of Trustees of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District on Tuesday night named J. Kenneth Jones superintendent of the 11,000-student district. Jones, 51, had been acting superintendent after former superintendent Robert C. Martin retired last June. He was chosen from among 48 candidates. Jones was deputy superintendent before becoming acting superintendent in the district, which has six high schools, one continuation high school and an alternative education program.
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December 13, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Trustees on three school boards in Fullerton and La Habra, at separate meetings this week, chose new presidents, vice presidents and clerks for next year. Robert A. Singer was named president and Barbara R. Kilponen will be clerk of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, which governs the secondary schools in Fullerton, La Habra and Buena Park.
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November 9, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After nine years in Fullerton Joint Union High School District's top job, Supt. J. Kenneth Jones announced this week that he will retire in June. Jones, hired 14 years ago as a deputy superintendent and promoted to his current position in 1987, plans to work part time as executive director for the applied technology center in management services for School Research and Services Corp. in Mission Viejo.
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June 20, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously passed a preliminary budget this week that calls for no major cutbacks for the 1992-93 fiscal year. The $60-million budget passed with little controversy, but school district officials said there could be changes when they consider a revised budget later this summer, after state funding allocations become clear.
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November 14, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District is seeking public input as it sets criteria for hiring a new superintendent. Public meetings across the district are set for next Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Nov. 26. The meetings will be conducted by a consultant hired by the district to gather suggestions for its search to replace Supt. J. Kenneth Jones, who will retire in June.
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March 22, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The superintendent of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District was hired Friday to take over the top post at the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Michael Escalante, 48, will begin his new assignment July 1, the day after Supt. J. Kenneth Jones retires. Escalante, chosen from 33 applicants, said he sought the position because "the district has an outstanding academic reputation."
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August 24, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Six of the district's eight schools will have new principals this fall, and the top administrator also will be new. Michael Escalante came from Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified to succeed J. Kenneth Jones, who recently retired from the Fullerton district after a decade as superintendent. Escalante, 48, said his first task will be to build a team that can concentrate on bolstering student achievement.
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January 18, 1998
In a Jan. 4 letter, Tom Harris, chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District, pleaded for mediation to resolve the controversy surrounding the proposed settlement with the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. As chair of the school and college districts subcommittee in the Orange County bankruptcy, I would like to provide additional information about the pending settlement with the LeBoeuf firm. The North Orange County Community College District is the only agency that has not agreed to the settlement.
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April 25, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials of the Fullerton Union Joint High School District said Monday that they plan to launch an independent investigation into allegations that animals were mutilated at Sunny Hills High School during the 1993-94 school year. The allegations are being made by a group of parents who say that at least three students in the school's agriculture program saw animals being mutilated.
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June 25, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
In the last decade, Fullerton Joint Union High School District campuses have received state and national honors and become so popular that students are on waiting lists to enroll. Students, administrators, parents, teachers and trustees all point to Supt. J. Kenneth Jones as the reason for the district's success. His peers, district superintendents and college chancellors in the county also say he's the best, and recently named him Orange County Superintendent of the Year.
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