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May 25, 1990 | --DAVID REYES
A 27-year-old teacher's aide was arrested Thursday on suspicion of lewd conduct involving a 14-year-old boy at Venado Middle School, police said. Raymond Novella of Orange was arrested at the offices of the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa, where he is employed as an aide in a program for hearing-impaired students. The program is based at Venado school.
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January 11, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enrollment in Orange County public schools continued to grow slightly and become more ethnically diverse last year, while programs that educate dropouts and delinquents have seen a sharp rise in attendance, new statistics show. By far the largest increases in enrollment were in the county-run juvenile court schools, alternative high schools and home-schooling programs.
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June 1, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER and RUSS LOAR
Three county education agencies have approved a contingency plan to borrow funds from the Irvine Ranch Water District to meet approximately $150 million in bond payments due June 13. School board members in the Irvine and Newport-Mesa unified districts approved the proposed loan agreements Tuesday night, expressing hope that they will not be needed. The Orange County Department of Education approved the loan agreement last week.
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February 9, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise announcement Thursday, the superintendent of the Orange County Department of Education said he will step down April 6. John F. Dean, who has held the elected position for 10 years and was credited with helping shepherd schools through the county's 1994 bankruptcy crisis, told board members he plans to travel and spend time with his family, including his first great-grandchild, who is expected in May. "I think it's time," said Dean, 74. "A lot of people were surprised.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joey Matthews was in trouble with the law and doing poorly in school when he auditioned for a children's musical and made the cut. Six weeks later, life looked different to the youth. "He'd never taken a dance class," said Broadway actor Hinton Battle, who starred in the musical in Colorado and witnessed the transformation over a month of rehearsals.
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November 28, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's decision to close its child-care centers for low-income families and turn them over to private operators prompted directors of similar programs across the state to form a lobby to stop the same thing from happening elsewhere.
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November 28, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's decision to close its child-care centers for low-income families and turn them over to private operators has prompted directors of similar programs across the state to form a lobbying group that aims to stop the same thing from happening elsewhere.
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January 31, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retarded 17-year-old boy was nearly killed at a county-run school in Placentia after staffers immersed him in scalding water "to cause injury and punishment" for defecating in his pants, according to a lawsuit filed by the youth's mother. The suit charges that Robert Herrell was immersed in bath water "heated to approximately 150 degrees" and suffered "second- and third-degree burns over 35% to 40% of his body" while attending George Key Special Center last summer. Sgt.
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June 18, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
The Orange County Department of Education "substantially complied" with its oversight responsibilities in monitoring the fiscally troubled Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released Tuesday. But communication could have been better between the two agencies, the report concluded. Last October, the Laguna Beach district became the first in the county to see its budget rejected by the education department.
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September 14, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a $1-million deficit, the Orange County Department of Education is shutting a program that provides child-care for nearly 1,000 low-income children, from infants through 12-year-olds. Nearly 200 day-care teachers and aides will lose their jobs when the centers close Dec. 15, officials said, though they will continue to receive paychecks until Jan. 12.
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