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February 5, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
Deepening the intrigue in a cheating scandal that has shaken one of the state's top schools, an administrator for a coastal Orange County school district resigned Wednesday after excoriating officials for their handling of the case. Eleven students were expelled last week from high-achieving Corona del Mar High School amid allegations that they were involved in a scheme to hack into the district's computer system to change grades and access exams. Jane Garland, the administrator who was deeply involved in the case for months as Newport-Mesa Unified School District's head of discipline, said the district badly fumbled the investigation and ignored her recommendations to give the students a lighter punishment or heed warnings that the problem might be more far-reaching.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of parents in the Newport-Mesa Unified School district asked trustees Wednesday to allow them to open a charter school next fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2009 | Seema Mehta
An Orange County school district where varsity athletes threatened to rape and kill the lead actress in a student production of the musical "Rent" has agreed to provide harassment and discrimination prevention training to Corona del Mar High School students, teachers and administrators and other district officials, according to a legal settlement announced Wednesday. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will also apologize to the former student. Because of the settlement, "no one else will have to go through what I went through," said Hail Ketchum, 17, the victim who, along with family members, identified herself for the first time on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After hearing impassioned pleas from residents, trustees of Newport-Mesa Unified School District this week postponed a decision on whether to sell 18 acres of farmland surrounding Costa Mesa High School. Dozens of parents, neighbors and Costa Mesa High students reiterated their theme: Once the property is gone, it is gone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 teachers may be laid off next school year in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and up to 14 may be dismissed in the Westminster district, officials said Wednesday. The Newport-Mesa Unified school board Tuesday night voted to notify 147 teachers of possible layoffs. State law requires that preliminary notices be issued by March 15 and final notices by May 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000 | DANETTE GOULET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday night to ask residents to pass a $110-million bond issue to repair deteriorating schools--the first measure of its kind in the history of the 35-year-old district. "This sends a message home to students that they are a priority," school board President Dana Black said after the 7-0 vote.
SPORTS
November 24, 1993 | Prep Voices was compiled by Prep Sports Editor Bob Rohwer and staff writer Martin Henderson
Although State CIF laws prohibit high schools recruiting students, the passage of two California Assembly bills will create something akin to high school free agency. By July, 1994, students statewide will be able to transfer without changing residences. Assembly Bill 1114 requires public school districts to develop open enrollment policies by July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
Deepening the intrigue in a cheating scandal that has shaken one of the state's top schools, an administrator for a coastal Orange County school district resigned Wednesday after excoriating officials for their handling of the case. Eleven students were expelled last week from high-achieving Corona del Mar High School amid allegations that they were involved in a scheme to hack into the district's computer system to change grades and access exams. Jane Garland, the administrator who was deeply involved in the case for months as Newport-Mesa Unified School District's head of discipline, said the district badly fumbled the investigation and ignored her recommendations to give the students a lighter punishment or heed warnings that the problem might be more far-reaching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of Proposition 227's passage, a former Orange County school superintendent now working in Texas is sending recruiters to Southern California to hire away bilingual teachers. "This is a wonderful opportunity both for the teachers . . . and for this district," Supt. Mac Bernd of the Arlington Independent School District said. He was the top official in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for four years before moving to Arlington in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of parents in the Newport-Mesa Unified School district asked trustees Wednesday to allow them to open a charter school next fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000 | DANETTE GOULET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Newport-Mesa Unified school board voted Tuesday night to ask residents to pass a $110-million bond issue to repair deteriorating schools--the first measure of its kind in the history of the 35-year-old district. "This sends a message home to students that they are a priority," school board President Dana Black said after the 7-0 vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of Proposition 227's passage, a former Orange County school superintendent now working in Texas is sending recruiters to Southern California to hire away bilingual teachers. "This is a wonderful opportunity both for the teachers . . . and for this district," Supt. Mac Bernd of the Arlington Independent School District said. He was the top official in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for four years before moving to Arlington in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After hearing impassioned pleas from residents, trustees of Newport-Mesa Unified School District this week postponed a decision on whether to sell 18 acres of farmland surrounding Costa Mesa High School. Dozens of parents, neighbors and Costa Mesa High students reiterated their theme: Once the property is gone, it is gone.
SPORTS
November 24, 1993 | Prep Voices was compiled by Prep Sports Editor Bob Rohwer and staff writer Martin Henderson
Although State CIF laws prohibit high schools recruiting students, the passage of two California Assembly bills will create something akin to high school free agency. By July, 1994, students statewide will be able to transfer without changing residences. Assembly Bill 1114 requires public school districts to develop open enrollment policies by July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2009 | Seema Mehta
An Orange County school district where varsity athletes threatened to rape and kill the lead actress in a student production of the musical "Rent" has agreed to provide harassment and discrimination prevention training to Corona del Mar High School students, teachers and administrators and other district officials, according to a legal settlement announced Wednesday. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will also apologize to the former student. Because of the settlement, "no one else will have to go through what I went through," said Hail Ketchum, 17, the victim who, along with family members, identified herself for the first time on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is searching for a district resident to fill a vacancy on its personnel commission. The panel is responsible for employing and promoting nonteaching employees. Its members also hear appeals to disciplinary action. The commission meets on the third Thursday of every month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 teachers may be laid off next school year in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and up to 14 may be dismissed in the Westminster district, officials said Wednesday. The Newport-Mesa Unified school board Tuesday night voted to notify 147 teachers of possible layoffs. State law requires that preliminary notices be issued by March 15 and final notices by May 15.
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