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December 10, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a two-year tenure beset by financial problems, low test scores and a near state takeover, the Compton school board dismissed Supt. J.L. Handy on Tuesday night. "The only way we could move forward was to make a change," board President Kelvin Filer said. "The morale of all the employees of the district was at an all-time low." The board ousted Handy in a 4-3 vote less than two months after placing him on three months of probation for alleged mismanagement and dereliction of duty.
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June 20, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former superintendent of an embattled East Bay school district has been accused of criminally misusing a work-issued credit card and illegally guiding lucrative school district contracts to a girlfriend in Orange County, authorities say. J.L. Handy, who was fired nine years ago as superintendent of Compton's schools amid allegations of financial mismanagement, recently surrendered to police and is free on $15,000 bail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former superintendent of an embattled East Bay school district has been accused of criminally misusing a work-issued credit card and illegally guiding lucrative school district contracts to a girlfriend in Orange County, authorities say. J.L. Handy, who was fired nine years ago as superintendent of Compton's schools amid allegations of financial mismanagement, recently surrendered to police and is free on $15,000 bail.
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December 24, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extremely rare move, state education officials say they will soon take control of a tiny, financially troubled East Bay school district as a criminal investigation continues into the spending practices of its former superintendent. State Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda) says he will ask the Legislature next month to provide $3 million for an emergency financial bailout of the bankrupt Emery Unified School District, which is more than $1.4 million in debt and unable to pay its bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Compton school board, during an emotion-charged 7 1/2-hour meeting, voted to place Supt. J.L. Handy on three months probation for alleged dereliction of duty and mismanagement. The action came Tuesday after a rowdy audience of more than 800 cheered dozens of employees and parents who accused Handy, board members and senior administrators of poor leadership. Gov.
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December 24, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extremely rare move, state education officials say they will soon take control of a tiny, financially troubled East Bay school district as a criminal investigation continues into the spending practices of its former superintendent. State Sen. Don Perata (D-Alameda) says he will ask the Legislature next month to provide $3 million for an emergency financial bailout of the bankrupt Emery Unified School District, which is more than $1.4 million in debt and unable to pay its bills.
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October 4, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.L. Handy, the superintendent of a small, financially troubled East Bay school district, has resigned in the face of a mounting investigation into his financial practices. The 60-year-old Handy, who was fired as superintendent of Compton schools in 1992 amid allegations of financial mismanagement just before an unprecedented state takeover, has been the subject of a recent probe into his activities as head of the 900-student Emery School District.
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September 20, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.L. Handy, fired in 1992 as superintendent of Compton schools amid allegations of fiscal mismanagement just before an unprecedented state takeover, is under investigation for what officials describe as a similar pattern of conduct in the Bay Area community of Emeryville, where he is school superintendent now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Emeryville Unified School District plans to close its middle school and launch a parcel-tax campaign to bolster a shaky budget. During the past two years, the district received a $2.3-million state bailout; residents ousted school board members; and former Supt. J.L. Handy was sentenced to five years' probation for using school funds for personal business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992
The Compton Unified School District must make about $2.5 million in cuts because of budget miscalculations. Officials said they are optimistic that cuts in the district's $88-million budget can be made without layoffs or severe program reductions. Some of the money is likely to be saved through a limited hiring freeze and the elimination of one to two dozen unfilled positions, they said. The miscalculations surfaced during a routine county review of the district's budget.
NEWS
October 4, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.L. Handy, the superintendent of a small, financially troubled East Bay school district, has resigned in the face of a mounting investigation into his financial practices. The 60-year-old Handy, who was fired as superintendent of Compton schools in 1992 amid allegations of financial mismanagement just before an unprecedented state takeover, has been the subject of a recent probe into his activities as head of the 900-student Emery School District.
NEWS
September 20, 2000 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.L. Handy, fired in 1992 as superintendent of Compton schools amid allegations of fiscal mismanagement just before an unprecedented state takeover, is under investigation for what officials describe as a similar pattern of conduct in the Bay Area community of Emeryville, where he is school superintendent now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a two-year tenure beset by financial problems, low test scores and a near state takeover, the Compton school board dismissed Supt. J.L. Handy on Tuesday night. "The only way we could move forward was to make a change," board President Kelvin Filer said. "The morale of all the employees of the district was at an all-time low." The board ousted Handy in a 4-3 vote less than two months after placing him on three months of probation for alleged mismanagement and dereliction of duty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Compton school board, during an emotion-charged 7 1/2-hour meeting, voted to place Supt. J.L. Handy on three months probation for alleged dereliction of duty and mismanagement. The action came Tuesday after a rowdy audience of more than 800 cheered dozens of employees and parents who accused Handy, board members and senior administrators of poor leadership. Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1990
J.L. Handy, former assistant superintendent of the Sacramento schools, was named Friday to head the Compton Unified School District. He has a three-year contract and an annual salary of $100,000. Handy was chosen by trustees of the 26,000-student district after a nationwide search. Among the five finalists for the job was Compton Deputy Supt. Elisa L. Sanchez, who has been acting superintendent for the past seven months. She will return to her post as deputy on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992
The Compton Unified School District's Board of Education fired Supt. J. L. Handy on Tuesday and named Area Supt. Harold Cebrun as his interim replacement. The 4-3 vote to dismiss Handy was announced after a two-hour closed session. The board then voted 5 to 2 to name Cebrun, who is in charge of Dominguez High School and its feeder schools, as acting superintendent. Handy, who was placed on probation last month, has been criticized for mismanagement.
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