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August 2, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Parents and students named on "enemies lists" created by Capistrano Unified School District's former superintendent have filed claims seeking $1 million each. Trustee Anna Bryson confirmed Wednesday night that the district had received claims from at least 11 people included on the lists, which this year led to the indictments of two former top administrators.
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August 2, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Parents and students named on "enemies lists" created by Capistrano Unified School District's former superintendent have filed claims seeking $1 million each. Trustee Anna Bryson confirmed Wednesday night that the district had received claims from at least 11 people included on the lists, which this year led to the indictments of two former top administrators.
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June 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The arraignments Friday of two former top administrators at the Capistrano Unified School District were postponed to July 13. Former Supt. James A. Fleming was charged with misappropriating public funds, using public funds to influence an election and conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public. Former Assistant Supt. Susan McGill was charged with perjury and conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The arraignments Friday of two former top administrators at the Capistrano Unified School District were postponed to July 13. Former Supt. James A. Fleming was charged with misappropriating public funds, using public funds to influence an election and conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public. Former Assistant Supt. Susan McGill was charged with perjury and conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1998
With respect to Jan D. Vandersloot's disapproval of the Capistrano Unified School District's planned high school building site (Letters, Jan. 29), I invite Vandersloot to attend classes for a day or two at grossly overcrowded Capistrano Valley High School. Then he could ask himself if he would want his children to attend there. He should also meet with our superintendent, James Fleming. He will very graciously explain the problems facing this fastest-growing school district in the state of California and why it is so important that we build another high school (or two or three)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James T. Fleming will be the fourth highest paid superintendent of an Orange County unified school district when he takes over the Capistrano Unified School District on July 1, according to his contract approved by the Board of Trustees this week. Fleming, 49, a Florida educator for 27 years, will be paid $117,000 annually, according to the four-year contract. He will also receive a $500 monthly automobile allowance, a $300-a-month expense account and a $200,000 term life insurance policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Re "District Wins Bid Not to Pay for Deaf Boy's Private School," March 15: Capistrano Unified wishes to serve all children in our school district, including hearing-impaired children, with the highest-quality programs available within the funding limits provided by the state. It must be pointed out that school boards have no independent ability to levy taxes or generate revenue. We in the Capistrano Unified School District were pleased with the judge's decision, which represented an important public policy statement: essentially that school districts would not be responsible for paying for extra and costly services that clearly go beyond the "appropriate" public education granted to all children.
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March 30, 1985 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
It's a scene familiar to generations of Christians, one immortalized in art and song. Jesus rides a donkey along a dusty trail over the Mount of Olives and through the Kidron Valley to the gates of the city. Jerusalemites line the way, waving palm fronds and singing hymns. It's the right picture of the first Palm Sunday--but the wrong image, according to biblical scholar James Fleming. "Get out of your mind the peaceful, pastoral setting," he advised.
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March 8, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
A longtime Miami educator has been hired as Capistrano Unified School District's superintendent. James Fleming, associate superintendent for district management and community relations in Dade County, Fla., will replace retiring Capistrano Supt. Jerome R. Thornsley on July 1.
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May 12, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Placentia-Yorba Linda school system has tapped a former Irvine and Laguna Beach superintendent to replace its 13-year schools chief, James O. Fleming, who is retiring June 30. At first glance, it's a curious career move for Dennis M. Smith, now superintendent in urban Orlando, Fla. Smith, 48, left the high-achieving Irvine schools three years ago, seeking a bigger school district where students face more educational challenges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Re "District Wins Bid Not to Pay for Deaf Boy's Private School," March 15: Capistrano Unified wishes to serve all children in our school district, including hearing-impaired children, with the highest-quality programs available within the funding limits provided by the state. It must be pointed out that school boards have no independent ability to levy taxes or generate revenue. We in the Capistrano Unified School District were pleased with the judge's decision, which represented an important public policy statement: essentially that school districts would not be responsible for paying for extra and costly services that clearly go beyond the "appropriate" public education granted to all children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1998
With respect to Jan D. Vandersloot's disapproval of the Capistrano Unified School District's planned high school building site (Letters, Jan. 29), I invite Vandersloot to attend classes for a day or two at grossly overcrowded Capistrano Valley High School. Then he could ask himself if he would want his children to attend there. He should also meet with our superintendent, James Fleming. He will very graciously explain the problems facing this fastest-growing school district in the state of California and why it is so important that we build another high school (or two or three)
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October 16, 1994 | John Willoughby, John Willoughby, a free-lance writer based in Cambridge, Mass., writes frequently on food and travel and is the co-author of "Big Flavors of the Hot Sun" (Morrow).
IN THE DECADES AFTER WORLD WAR II, THE GLITTERATI CLAIMED Jamaica. Drawn by the blazing sun, soft breezes and relatively relaxed moral atmosphere, hordes of movie stars, royals and literary lights descended on the island every winter. Among the luminaries, none glittered more brightly than two seemingly ill-matched British neighbors on the island's scenic northern shore.
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June 23, 1993 | LEN HALL and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Capistrano schools Supt. James A. Fleming, who joined the district in 1991 and was named one of the nation's top 100 educators earlier this year, is a finalist for a top job in Kentucky. Fleming, 50, departs today for a two-day interview for the superintendent's post at 93,000-student Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, the state's largest school district. "I haven't applied for the position," Fleming said Tuesday. "I have agreed to an interview . . . and to talk to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Capistrano Unified School District Supt. James A. Fleming has been named one of the 100 best school managers in the country, according to the upcoming issue of Executive Educator, a national magazine for school professionals. A national panel of school experts and administrators selected Fleming based on his leadership and professional achievements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Capistrano Unified School District Supt. James A. Fleming has been named one of the 100 best school managers in the country, according to the upcoming issue of Executive Educator, a national magazine for school professionals. A national panel of school experts and administrators selected Fleming based on his leadership and professional achievements.
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March 18, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
The Miami educator chosen to be the next superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District is an advocate of parent-teacher participation in school management and said he may bring such an approach to Orange County in his new job. In a recent interview, James Fleming, who will replace retiring Capistrano Supt. Jerome R. Thornsley on July 1, said he believes that his largest contribution as associate superintendent for district management and community relations in Dade County, Fla.
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January 10, 1993 | JEFF YIP, James C. Fleming is director of the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative. The organization, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District, operates the USC Pre-College Enrichment Academy. Each year, 60 qualifying seventh-graders are randomly selected from James Foshay and John Adams junior high schools. The students, who are in the program through high school, take classes each weekday morning at USC. In the May, 1992, California Test of Basic Skills, the average percentile scores in reading and math for the program's Foshay seventh-graders were 46 and 72, respectively. Foshay students not in the program, in comparison, scored 28 and 37. Fleming, who has a doctorate from Harvard University in administration planning and social policy, was interviewed by Jeff Yip.
My fundamental goal is to prove that all students can be learners, that every human being has an innate predisposition to learn. We sometimes get this squeezed out of us over a long period of time when we have to deal with the convolutions of society's unfinished business. If, as we have done, you take a kid from the ghetto and tell him you're going to make him a scholar, you have to be prepared to do a tremendous amount of hard work to bring about positive changes in his behavior.
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