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March 13, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Beach Unified School District told about 150 parents and teachers Tuesday night that 24 teachers will receive layoff notices and class sizes will increase next year to cope with declining school revenue. Supt. Paul M. Possemato said classes will increase from 26 to about 30 students per room beginning in September. Also, nine members of the administrative staff might have to take pay cuts. Teachers will be notified today, Thursday and Friday by school principals. "It's intense.
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May 29, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Huntington Beach City School District hasn't had a school-bond election in nearly 40 years. And the Laguna Beach Unified School District has never had one in its more than 120-year history. Both streaks will end June 5 when voters in those districts go to the polls in special elections. The $25-million Huntington Beach City School District bond measure faces minor grass-roots opposition. The $39-million Laguna Beach bond measure has no organized opposition.
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June 13, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
Joining a growing band of school districts across the county, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board has endorsed a resolution that asks the county Department of Education to allow the flow of federal dollars to schools for career education. Approved unanimously Tuesday night, the resolution said local school districts have the right to claim $3.
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December 22, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (714) 966-5832
This week SchoolPower, the foundation that raises money for Laguna Beach's four public schools, distributed $39,529 from its recent Community Campaign to benefit every teacher in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This year's Community Campaign raised more than $260,000 for the Laguna Beach Unified School District. All donors have the opportunity to direct as much as 20% of their donations to a teacher and program of their choice.
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June 18, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
The Orange County Department of Education "substantially complied" with its oversight responsibilities in monitoring the fiscally troubled Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released Tuesday. But communication could have been better between the two agencies, the report concluded. Last October, the Laguna Beach district became the first in the county to see its budget rejected by the education department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
It was a word that caught battle-weary Laguna Beach Unified School board members completely off guard: fun. "This is fun for me," said Carole F. Bailey during a board interview to determine whether her consulting team would be hired temporarily to help the district's beleaguered business department. "We're going to have a good time turning this district around." Clearly stunned at the prospect, board President Susan Mas responded dryly, "It's been a long time since we've had any fun, Carole."
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May 16, 1997
The Orange County Board of Education on Thursday approved a $3-million loan intended to alleviate Laguna Beach Unified School District's financial woes by the end of next year. Board members unanimously approved loaning the troubled district the funds after hearing that financial problems the district suffered earlier this year have been remedied. The $3 million will be repaid to the county district from property tax receipts, said John L. Nelson, county associate superintendent.
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August 15, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A day after Supt. Paul M. Possemato stepped down under mounting pressure from angry parents, Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees pressed ahead Wednesday to solve the district's financial crisis that has now cost two top administrators their posts. Possemato, 62, who was hired here in 1991 after an illustrious 33-year career with the Los Angeles Unified School District, offered to take an early retirement during a closed session with the board late Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1996 | LEN HALL
School officials have signaled their intentions to make deeper cuts in the classified employee staff, in the latest attempt to solve a burgeoning financial crisis before classes begin next week. After a closed-door meeting Tuesday, Board President Jan Vickers announced that trustees had passed a resolution calling for more cuts in classified services but not specifying the number of jobs.
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June 13, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Continuing to wrestle with a shrinking budget, the Laguna Beach school board agreed Tuesday night to send layoff notices to 23 more workers, most of them part-time classroom aides. Previously, the board had tentatively agreed not to rehire for the 1996-97 school year 13 teachers and 37 classified employees, mostly clerical workers and teachers' aides. "The teacher impact may change in the next couple days as we work through the tentative budget," Supt. Paul M. Possemato said Wednesday.
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June 5, 2000 | TAMI MIN and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If this city's school officials have their way, the 20,000 older adults who make their home in Laguna Woods will soon become part of their school district. Why would a school system want to redraw its boundaries to include a city made up mostly of Leisure World, where anyone under 55 is an illegal resident unless married to an older person, where the average age is 77, and where there are no school-age children, but there are about 20 centenarians? For the money.
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June 4, 2000 | TAMI MIN and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Laguna Beach school officials have their way, the 20,000 older adults who make their home in Laguna Woods will soon become part of their district. Why would a school system want to redraw its boundaries to include a city made up mostly of Leisure World, where anyone under 55 is an illegal resident unless married to an older person, where the average age is 77 and which includes no school-age children but does include about 20 centenarians? You had to ask? For the money.
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February 10, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The Laguna Beach Unified School District school board voted Tuesday to unanimously approve $1.1 million in an annual disbursement of funds for all four schools in the district. The funds can be used for staff salaries and academic programs. Each school will receive a certain amount of funds based on the number of positions and programs. Board members decided on an amount for the 2000-01 academic year that is similar to that of last year, to maintain the same level of staffing and programs.
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July 9, 1997 | DEBRA CANO and LESLIE EARNEST
The school board has selected Upland resident Dena Graves to be the Laguna Beach Unified School District's business manager. Graves, 49, a business consultant who is completing her doctorate in education leadership at the University of La Verne, began work July 1.
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June 18, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
The Orange County Department of Education "substantially complied" with its oversight responsibilities in monitoring the fiscally troubled Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released Tuesday. But communication could have been better between the two agencies, the report concluded. Last October, the Laguna Beach district became the first in the county to see its budget rejected by the education department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
Joining a growing band of school districts across the county, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board has endorsed a resolution that asks the county Department of Education to allow the flow of federal dollars to schools for career education. Approved unanimously Tuesday night, the resolution said local school districts have the right to claim $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Blaming the 1993 firestorm, the recession and the Orange County bankruptcy, the Laguna Beach School District said this week it faces a "major fiscal crisis" and a projected deficit of $1.4 million for the current fiscal year. A statement from the district said a recent analysis of its financial condition has revealed two "very serious" budget problems. One is the projected deficit and the other is a $1-million imbalance between its expenses and its property tax income.
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March 17, 1996 | DAVID REYES and LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After surviving fires, floods and mudslides, residents here are wondering what they did to deserve yet another calamity--and why it happened so suddenly. News last week that the Laguna Beach Unified School District is short $1 million and must lay off an estimated two dozen teachers and possibly eliminate art, music and computer classes in middle schools stunned the seaside community, which always has placed a priority on education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1997
The Orange County Board of Education on Thursday approved a $3-million loan intended to alleviate Laguna Beach Unified School District's financial woes by the end of next year. Board members unanimously approved loaning the troubled district the funds after hearing that financial problems the district suffered earlier this year have been remedied. The $3 million will be repaid to the county district from property tax receipts, said John L. Nelson, county associate superintendent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
It was a word that caught battle-weary Laguna Beach Unified School board members completely off guard: fun. "This is fun for me," said Carole F. Bailey during a board interview to determine whether her consulting team would be hired temporarily to help the district's beleaguered business department. "We're going to have a good time turning this district around." Clearly stunned at the prospect, board President Susan Mas responded dryly, "It's been a long time since we've had any fun, Carole."
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