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April 28, 1990 | MICHELLE NICOLOSI
Despite recent voter approval of a $13-million bond issue to maintain schools, officials in the Los Alamitos Unified School District say they need more money. One option under consideration in the 5,700-student school system is developing two of the district's five campuses that have been closed because of declining enrollment. A recent district study found that the public may not support such a move because voters just approved a $13-million bond issue earlier this month.
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May 21, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Los Alamitos Unified School District is scheduled to vote Tuesday evening on a proposed plan to increase athletic facility fees, including controversial rental rates based on the number of people using a sports field. Dubbed as a capital improvement plan, district officials say the new fees will help generate funds for large-scale projects and major repairs to the fields. But critics argue that the plan is costly -- as much as a 600% increase in some cases -- and it would affect mostly youth sports programs, which rent the softball and fields for games.
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November 11, 1998 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
A delegation of district officials and teachers will head to Washington this week to receive Los Alamitos High School's Blue Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education. Assistant Supt. Carol Hart, who was principal of the high school for 13 years until last May, said the award was given to 166 schools nationwide.
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November 14, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Los Alamitos High School students were expelled Monday in the wake of an incident last month in which some students took a prescription drug that caused them to pass out during class, officials said. Los Alamitos Unified School District trustees voted at their meeting Monday night to expel three of the eight students who may have been involved in the use, distribution or sale on campus of Soma, a muscle relaxant. Three students were hospitalized Oct.
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May 26, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Anticipating lower revenues for the 1993-94 school year, trustees at the Los Alamitos Unified School District decided Monday to lay off nine full-time and 11 part-time employees. The hours of one full-time employee also were cut in half. The layoffs, which will take effect July 1, would result in saving more than $500,000 and help balance the school district's tentative $32.2-million budget for the school year, according to district business manager Ronald Murrey.
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October 18, 1996
Three incumbents and two challengers are vying for three open seats on the board of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
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May 21, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Los Alamitos Unified School District is scheduled to vote Tuesday evening on a proposed plan to increase athletic facility fees, including controversial rental rates based on the number of people using a sports field. Dubbed as a capital improvement plan, district officials say the new fees will help generate funds for large-scale projects and major repairs to the fields. But critics argue that the plan is costly -- as much as a 600% increase in some cases -- and it would affect mostly youth sports programs, which rent the softball and fields for games.
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January 24, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
The Los Alamitos Unified School District's student population remains predominantly white, although the percentage has dipped for the third straight year as the number of Latino students continues to grow. Whites comprise 76% of the student population, down by 1% from the last school year and 3% from the 1991-92 school year, according to statistics released by the school district last week.
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September 12, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
Teachers at the Los Alamitos Unified School District may have to wait a little longer before the district can present a salary proposal at the bargaining table, officials said this week. David E. Hatton, assistant superintendent of personnel, said the district needs more information on the amount of state funding for the 1992-93 school year before a salary proposal can be presented to the Los Alamitos Education Assn., which represents the teachers.
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August 9, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Alamitos Unified School District, which was forced to scale back bus service because of a new state directive and budget deficits, will hold a lottery to fill 70 remaining seats on the revamped service. The budget problems arose when the state ruled that school districts could no longer charge parents for bus service, forcing the Los Alamitos district to cut back service to high school and middle schools.
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May 27, 1999 | Regina Hong, (714) 966-5912
Los Alamitos School District Supt. Michael Miller will take a new post on July 1. He has accepted a job as a superintendent of the 14,000-student Covina-Valley Unified School District. Miller, who has been superintendent of the Los Alamitos district since 1986, led the drive to approve the Measure K school bond issue and helped create the Orange County High School of the Arts as well as day-care centers at elementary and middle schools.
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February 6, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seated at a modest electronic keyboard, composer and bandleader Bob Florence peered at his sheet music over the top of his eyeglasses, seeming to seek inspiration to perform for the crowd packing the venerable Lighthouse nightclub. Find it he did Wednesday at Redondo Beach's former bastion of West Coast jazz, delighting the sunset concertgoers with a spirited solo on a bebop piece by trumpeter Carl Saunders, and again on his arrangement of the standard "Whisper Not."
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June 19, 1998 | TINA NGUYEN
Nearly half of Orange County's 27 school districts have received their state test scores, the most recent numbers arriving in the Los Alamitos Unified School District and Westminster School District. The two school systems, though close in size, showed starkly different results, according to data released Wednesday. Los Alamitos Unified, a 8,400-student district nestled in a middle-class suburb, ranked well above the 60th percentile in virtually all subjects.
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March 26, 1998 | SUSAN HOWLETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some lessons learned in sports in recent months: Throttling your NBA coach will get you a suspension and a $6-million penalty. Offering a bribe to throw a college basketball game will get you arrested. Shoplifting will fell a tightknit and nationally ranked cheerleading squad as swiftly as a human pyramid tumbling to the floor of a high school gym. Hard lessons have always gone hand in hand with athletics. And the ones being learned hardest are often not from the playing field, but just off it.
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October 18, 1996
Three incumbents and two challengers are vying for three open seats on the board of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
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May 1, 1995
The McAuliffe Middle School string orchestra and advanced band ensembles received "superior" ratings for their performances in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Assn. Festival at Garden Grove High School. The ratings were the highest possible in the recent event, which drew musical groups from schools across the state.
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December 20, 1993
The Los Alamitos High School chapter of the National Forensic League has been named the leading chapter in the league's Big Orange district. Only one school in each district attains the coveted yearly award, which is based on student participation. A school can only win the award once every five years. Los Alamitos is one of 93 schools nationwide to receive the leading chapter award. More than 2,500 chapters competed.
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February 7, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
Weaver Elementary School, which the Los Alamitos Unified School district plans to sell to finance the opening of a middle school, may yet be saved, if the city buys another school district property, which is for sale. District officials said last week that they have offered the 4.5-acre Laurel Park site to the city for about $3.1 million, the amount necessary to open Oak Middle School in September.
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