November 12, 1992
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will pay tribute to Arvel Goodman, a longtime coach and athletic director, by naming the football stadium at La Mirada High in his honor. The ceremony will take place Friday night at halftime of the La Mirada-Artesia game. Goodman, who retired in June, worked in the district for 33 years, first at Neff High, which was closed, and then at La Mirada. He volunteered to be offensive line coach for the varsity football team this season.
August 21, 1986
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has come up with a way to prevent grade-school tots from losing their daily lunch money: an $18 prepaid meal ticket. Under the plan, youngsters get 21 meals for the price of 20 by paying ahead of time. Jenny Gamachi, food services director for the school district, said the plan was used successfully with high school students for the first time last year.
November 12, 1987
Two new principals have been selected by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. Henry Mothner, a former staff development consultant with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, has been assigned to Johnston Elementary School in Norwalk, replacing Chris Roubidoux, who is the district's new director of categorical programs.
September 3, 1992
Nottingham Elementary School in Norwalk has changed its name to Arturo A. Sanchez Elementary School. Sanchez was a longtime volunteer and community activist who donated many hours to helping the school, according to Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District officials. One of Sanchez's accomplishments was founding the school's Halloween parade, which he promoted citywide. It is now one of Norwalk's largest celebrations and is called the Sanchez Halloween parade. Sanchez died in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1992 |
The Santa Ana Unified School District has announced its administrative changes for the 1992-93 school year, including several new principal appointments. Thomas Reasin, former principal at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, will take over as head of Century High School. Gerald Arriola, Century's former principal, becomes assistant director for the Regional Occupational Program. Jane Russo, who was MacArthur's assistant principal, becomes principal at that school.
March 6, 1986
A $1.5-million contract to build an eight-classroom science building at Norwalk High School was awarded Monday to Rainey Construction Inc. of La Habra by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board of trustees. The facility--which will eventually house four labs for biology, chemistry and physics--should be completed by late September or early October, a district spokesman said.
November 15, 1990
The Adult School of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has been awarded approximately $40,000 in federal grants to assist single parents attending classes and to establish a career counseling center. One grant will aid 100 single parents or unemployed people who are re-entering the work force, said Frances Baker, project coordinator at the school. The grant will provide money for class fees and child care when students need it.
November 1, 1990
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board is considering options for reviving middle schools as a result of protests from parents who are concerned about eighth-grade students attending classes in high schools, board President William A. White said. The district sends youngsters in kindergarten through seventh grade to elementary schools and those in eighth through 12th grades to high schools. If intermediate schools were brought back, they would serve grades six through eight.
February 28, 1991
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District officials are proposing to cut $1 million from next year's budget to make up for an anticipated loss in federal and state funding. The proposed cuts would include elimination of five administrative positions and a reduction in pay for seven assistant principals. The positions of two district program specialists, the coordinator of drug and health programs, the staff development administrator and the head of school site projects would be eliminated.
June 19, 1986
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District approved a tentative $63 million budget for 1986-87, an increase of more than $2 million over the current budget. The increase is made possible largely by lottery funds, according to a staff report. The budget includes an allocation of $377,761 to reopen Walnut Elementary School in Norwalk. The school will open in September to accommodate a burgeoning elementary school-age population.