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April 15, 1992 | JOHN PENNER
The Ocean View School District board on Tuesday tentatively named a new superintendent, officials said. Trustees have unofficially agreed to hire James Tarwater, an administrator with the South Bay Union Elementary School District near San Diego, to replace Supt. Monte McMurray on May 18. McMurray is retiring. Board members met in closed session Tuesday to discuss terms of Tarwater's contract but have not yet disclosed how much he will earn.
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April 30, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Calling him "a perfect fit" for their schools, Ocean View School District trustees on Tuesday signed James R. Tarwater to a four-year contract as the district's new superintendent at a starting salary of $91,200 a year. The district will also provide Tarwater with $3,000 in moving costs, a $500-a-month car allowance and will pay his membership fees of about $700 a year to the Assn. for California School Administrators.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Calling him "a perfect fit" for their schools, Ocean View School District trustees on Tuesday signed James R. Tarwater to a four-year contract as the district's new superintendent at a starting salary of $91,200 a year. The district will also provide Tarwater with $3,000 in moving costs, a $500-a-month car allowance and will pay his membership fees of about $700 a year to the Assn. for California School Administrators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1992 | JOHN PENNER
The Ocean View School District board on Tuesday tentatively named a new superintendent, officials said. Trustees have unofficially agreed to hire James Tarwater, an administrator with the South Bay Union Elementary School District near San Diego, to replace Supt. Monte McMurray on May 18. McMurray is retiring. Board members met in closed session Tuesday to discuss terms of Tarwater's contract but have not yet disclosed how much he will earn.
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February 20, 1997
The Ocean View School District will reduce kindergarten class sizes to no more than 20 students in each classroom, starting this fall. Trustees voted unanimously this week to take advantage of a state program that gives a bonus to districts for each student in a class with 20 or fewer students. The district has already reduced class sizes for first, second and third grades. The district will start immediately to seek the 20 teachers it will have to hire to implement the plan, Supt.
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April 1, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Ocean View School District's closed Rancho View school site could be the next neighborhood hardware store if the board votes in favor of signing a 65-year ground lease with Eagle Hardware and Garden on April 13. The site, on 12 acres near Beach Boulevard and Warner Avenue, was built in 1957, converted to a district office in 1979 and permanently closed in 1990. The district has been involved in exclusive negotiations with Eagle Hardware since January, Ocean View Supt. James Tarwater said.
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July 14, 1994 | JAIME ABDO
The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to investigate allegations of discrimination against the Ocean View School District made by the father of a 6-year-old student at the center of a bitter legal and educational dispute. Steve Derring, branch chief in the complaints division of the Education Department's civil rights office, said Tuesday that officials have decided to investigate the allegations. But he declined to discuss them.
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June 11, 1994 | JAIME ABDO
Circle View Elementary School returned to normal Friday, a day after three dozen sign-wielding parents protested 6-year-old Jimmy Peters' return to kindergarten under orders of a federal court judge. Jimmy arrived at 10:50 a.m. Friday along with his father, Jim Peters, in time for recess. He stayed until 11:20, when class ended. But unlike Thursday, there were no reporters and no angry parents to greet him.
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January 21, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees this week rejected a claim filed by a former secretary who charges that the superintendent sexually harassed her. The $1-million claim was filed by former district secretary Judy Martell, 48. Trustees fired Martell Nov. 29 because she refused to take a psychiatric test the district ordered. Supt. James R. Tarwater has denied the allegations made by his former executive secretary.
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April 10, 1997 | JEFF KASS and JOHN POPE and JENNIFER LEUER
A former secretary's $1-million lawsuit against Ocean View School District has been settled out of court, the plaintiff's attorney said this week. Judy Martell filed in Orange County Superior Court in January 1996 alleging that she had been sexually harassed by Supt. James R. Tarwater while she worked as his executive secretary. Martell, now 51, first took her allegations to the school district, which ordered an investigation by an outside law firm.
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September 10, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ
After clashing with Ocean View School District officials this week over where his learning disabled child would attend school, Jim Peters enrolled him in a home study program, district officials said Friday. This is the latest twist in an ongoing battle over the inclusion of special-education students in mainstream classes. Peters has insisted that his 6-year-old son, Jimmy, attend regular class.
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