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May 20, 1993 | DOUG McCLELLAN, FOR THE TIMES
Health insurance for part-time workers, two more vacation days, increased longevity pay and the creation of a "pool" of sick leave for injured workers are among the new benefits being sought by the union that represents non-teaching staff in the Oak Park Unified School District. Officials from the district and the union, the Oak Park Classified Assn., will open negotiations soon on the new contract. The current three-year agreement expires June 30.
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January 4, 1994 | ROBIN GREENE
The Oak Park school district will become the newest entry in the Ventura County adult education market when it begins offering a variety of workshops, classes and lectures at the end of January, school officials said Monday. "This is an experiment," program coordinator Paula Jensik said. "We felt there was a real need in this community for an adult education program. There are other programs in the area but absolutely nothing in Oak Park."
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March 6, 1993 | DOUG McCLELLAN
The financial pressure of opening a new elementary school means the Oak Park Unified School District will have to cut its budget by $200,000 for the 1993-94 school year to avoid a third year of deficit spending, a district official said. "We are going to try to focus on places that we can cut that are as far away from the classroom as possible," Assistant Supt. Stan Mantooth said.
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November 23, 2002 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
The superintendent of Ventura County's highest-performing school district will leave her post next year for a job helping struggling campuses nationwide. Marilyn Lippiatt, who has headed Oak Park Unified School District for a decade, announced she will resign in March to join a Redlands firm that provides educational services to schools in California and across the country. "I have no reason to leave," Lippiatt said.
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August 3, 1999 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB
All five members of the Thousand Oaks City Council have gone on record as opposed to the planned Ahmanson Ranch housing development. A July 23 letter signed by council members to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors states that the city opposes the 5,433-acre, 3,050-unit project because it would be built in an area that should be classified only for rural, very low-intensity uses.
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November 5, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Oak Park schools trustee Bob Kahn died of complications from diabetes Monday, the day before he had hoped to be elected to a fourth term on the school board. Supt. Marilyn Lippiatt described Kahn, 73, as a tireless advocate for students and staff who worked to develop quality arts and athletic programs in the Oak Park Unified School District. The affluent district of 3,700 students consistently earns top scores statewide on student achievement tests.
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November 3, 1992 | DOUG McCLELLAN
The board of the Oak Park Unified School District has chosen a finalist to replace retiring Supt. Susan Hearn. Scott Brown, superintendent of the Castaic Unified School District, was chosen from among 49 applicants. Three board members and other officials representing Oak Park teachers, classified employees and administration will visit Castaic today to tour Brown's district.
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August 16, 1987 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
Hermosa Beach School Supt. Marilyn Corey resigned last week to become superintendent of the larger Oak Park Unified School District in southeastern Ventura County. In Corey's nine years as superintendent, the district closed four of its five schools as rising property values discouraged young families with children from living in the area. Hermosa Valley School underwent a $3.
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May 13, 1993 | DOUG McCLELLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While other school administrators struggle with painful budget cuts, officials at Oak Park Unified School District have realized they will get more tax dollars than anticipated and should squeak through next school year without the need to cut classroom programs. Assistant Supt. Stan Mantooth said new funding estimates show the district should receive about $227,000 more than originally expected.
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May 6, 1993 | DOUG McCLELLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two years after President Bush declared a national holiday to commemorate the Persian Gulf War victory, employees in the Oak Park Unified School District are finally getting their own small measure of liberation: the day off Bush promised. The Oak Park school board agreed to the extra vacation day to settle a lawsuit that had been filed by classified employees. Their legal war lasted nearly four times as long as the real war: 100 days for the real one, nearly one year for the court battle.
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