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September 15, 1999
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday ordered Supt. Ruben Zacarias to devise a comprehensive, five-year plan that charts a new course for the city's public school system and its 700,000 students. Acting on a motion by board member Caprice Young, the board asked Zacarias to present it with a draft of the plan by January.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted to oppose any effort by the state Legislature to deny free public education to children who are illegal immigrants. Board President Leticia Quezada said any move to remove those children from public schools would be "incredibly abhorrent." The board also honored the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez by calling on schools to study his life and work between his March 31 birthday and April 23, the anniversary of his death last year.
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February 21, 1992
The Los Angeles Board of Education has indefinitely delayed voting on a motion that calls for it to support in principle the right of non-citizens to vote in school board elections. After an hour of often emotional testimony from parents and others, the board agreed this week to postpone the vote in order to allow more discussion and study on how the action could be implemented.
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January 28, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
As part of its search for more elementary school space, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved making an offer on the former Otis Art Institute property near MacArthur Park. Pending results of environmental and financial reviews, next fall the new school could accommodate at least 600 kindergarten through fifth-graders from congested neighborhoods of central Los Angeles, where thousands of students currently board school buses daily--more than from any other area.
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January 9, 1998
During a closed-door meeting Thursday, called after its business czar abruptly resigned, the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to launch another outside search for a replacement if necessary. Hugh Jones stepped down Monday after two months on the job, citing personal reasons, although district employees and others suggested that he had become increasingly frustrated with the reality of the job. School board members said Supt.
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December 14, 2005 | Erica Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously adopted a proposal aimed at improving the nutritional value of school meals by reducing sodium and sugar and limiting fat content in campus menus. The plan is part of the district's ongoing effort to improve the health of its students. In recent years, the Board of Education has also banned the sale of junk food and soda on campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1986
The Los Angeles Unified School District needs more classrooms, but there is neither the time nor the bond money to build enough new schools before the system comes up short. Fortunately Supt. Harry Handler and a majority of the Los Angeles Board of Education have recognized that year-round schools are a necessary, although imperfect, approach to the exploding enrollment, and that the planning must start now. The district currently educates 565,000 students under 18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1999
The Los Angeles Board of Education Tuesday adopted a districtwide reading plan that will require all elementary schools to spend at least two hours daily on reading and language instruction grounded in phonics and other basic skills. The plan, unveiled by Supt. Ruben Zacarias late last month, is part of a broad initiative to get students reading at grade level by the end of the third grade and to end the promotion of students who are behind.
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September 29, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN
Despite opposition from developers and business leaders, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to study the environmental, community and economic impact of acquiring a portion of a 55-acre retail corridor for a high school in the east San Fernando Valley.
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March 28, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education endorsed a proposal Tuesday to phase diesel engines out of school bus fleets, citing recent findings that schoolchildren breathe dirtier air on buses than on streets. With its vote, the school board overseeing the area's largest fleet signaled that it will comply willingly if the managers of the region's air quality approve the rule next month.
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